April 2015
S M T W T F S
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
Burke Museum Home

Upcoming Events

The Burke offers a special event for everyone with popular annual family events like Dino Day, lectures with prominent leaders in the arts and sciences, exhibit-related programs, cultural festivals, and more!

Apr.
21
Burke Room

Geology of our National Parks with Dr. Stan Chernicoff

Tues., Apr. 21, 2015 – Tues., Apr. 28, 2015 | 7 –  8:30 pm

North America's National Parks are some of the world's most scenically spectacular places. They are also extraordinary laboratories in which to explore and discover virtually all things geological. This 4-week lecture series, which will highlight some of the very best geological stories within America's parks, focuses on the American West -- from Yellowstone, Glacier, and the Tetons in the Rockies to the wonders of the Colorado Plateau in Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, Petrified Forest, and the Grand Canyon.

Apr.
23
Kane Hall 220, UW Campus

Sports Mascots, Logos and Race

Thurs., Apr. 23, 2015 | 5 pm

An interactive community dialogue

While the Burke Museum joins in celebrating and honoring the historical roots of the Seahawks logo, we also want to engage in deeper conversations about issues of representation, appropriation, and race with mascots and logos. Why do professional and community sports teams, like the Cleveland Indians and Washington Redskins, continue to use ethnically and racially offensive mascots despite decades of protest by Native communities and allies?

Join the Burke Museum for an interactive community conversation where you will have an opportunity to hear from academics, educators, and artists about the use of mascots, and to consider your own range of comfort/discomfort.


 

Apr.
25
Burke Museum

Cub Scout Geology Day

Sat., Apr. 25, 2015 | 10 am – 4 pm

Cub Scouts and Webelos are invited to earn their Geology awards at the Burke with a special day of earth science activities. Geologists will be on hand to answer questions and direct activities as Cub Scouts learn about rock and mineral identification, mountain building, origins of fossils, volcanoes and more!

May
7
Burke Museum

Free First Thursdays

Thurs., May 7, 2015 | 10 am – 8 pm

On the first Thursday of every month, admission to the Burke Museum is FREE and the museum will remain open until 8 pm. We hope you can visit us!

May
7
College Inn Pub

Burke Trivia Night at the College Inn Pub

Thurs., May 7, 2015 | 8 – 10 pm

The Burke Museum presents a monthly pub quiz for science buffs, culture gurus, and museum lovers. Bring your friends to the College Inn Pub and test your knowledge of the natural world. Compete with other teams for drink vouchers and other prizes. Teams are limited to 6 players. Cost: $5 per team.

Burke Trivia Night happens every first Thursday at 8 pm at the College Inn Pub.

Hosted by the Burke Museum at the College Inn Pub, 4006 University Way NE. Support for Trivia Night was provided by the University of Washington Graduate School. This is a 21+ event.

May
9
Burke Museum

Artifact ID Day

Sat., May 9, 2015 | 1 – 3 pm

What do you collect? Come share your knowledge and objects with Burke Museum experts, and find out more about your intriguing artifacts. We can work with you on objects from Native American cultures, the Pacific Islands, Asia, and the natural world. No appraisals will be given, limit three items per person due to the event’s popularity.

May
10
Burke Museum

StoryCraft: Stories My Mother Taught Me

Sun., May 10, 2015 | 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Just for kids: hear stories from the best Native Storytellers in the Northwest! This three-part series features Native artists sharing stories that have been a part of their cultures for hundreds of years. Each story will be paired with a unique craft activity that children can build at the Burke and take home with them.

On May 10 (Mother's Day!), the second of three StoryCrafts: Elaine Grinnell shares stories that teach us how to live together as families and communities.

May
16
Burke Museum

Gems and Geology: Girl Scout Day

Sat., May 16, 2015 | 10 am – 3 pm

Junior Girl Scouts, Brownies, and Daisies are invited to participate in hands-on earth science activities to become a Burke Young Naturalist. Sleuth out real jewels from fake look-alikes, investigate fossil mysteries, watch rocks transform into gems, design your own paper crystal, and more!

June
7
Burke Museum

StoryCraft: How the Earth was Formed

Sun., June 7, 2015 | 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Just for kids: hear stories from the best Native Storytellers in the Northwest! This three-part series features Native artists sharing stories that have been a part of their cultures for hundreds of years.  Each story will be paired with a unique craft activity that children can build at the Burke and take home with them.

June 7, the last of the StoryCrafts, How the Earth Was Formed: Gene Tagaban and Sondra Segundo team up to share traditional tales of the how the earth was brought into existence, and the early formation of animals, plants and humans. 

Special craft activity: learn the basics of formline drawing and draw your own magical creatures.