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January 05, 2005

Burke Museum Annual Events 2005

Artifact ID Day
Sat., Jan. 22, 2005 1 - 4 pm
The Burke’s brand of “Antiques Roadshow,” where you won’t get prices, but you will get priceless information about your treasures from our experts. Artifact ID Day will help reveal the origins of that basket, carving, or beadwork, or your finds from the natural world. This once-a-year event is always popular; please bring no more than three items. Sorry, the Burke Museum cannot perform appraisals.

Dinosaur Day
Sat., March 5, 2005 10 am-4:30 pm
Rarely seen fossils from the Burke’s extensive collection are brought out especially for this annual event, including items that help to explain how dinosaurs became extinct. Look through tables of dinosaur bones and other dinosaur-era vertebrates, invertebrates, microfossils, plants and minerals, all attended by experts eager to answer your toughest queries. There’ll be plenty of hands-on activities for the entire family.

Summer Family Day
Sat., August 6, 2005 10 am – 4 pm
Focus on wildlife photography and the Alaskan Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with demonstrations and displays by wildlife photographers. Meet zoology curators who will introduce creatures of the North, from polar bears to caribou with hands-on activities for children of all ages. This event is held in conjunction with the exhibit, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land, featuring photographs by Subhankar Banerjee. Sponsored locally by Microsoft.

Bug Blast
Sun., Sept. 18, 2005 10 am – 4:30 pm
See tiny microscopic bugs, touch large live bugs, and get close up to bees and bug-eating plants! Enjoy a day of hands-on activities including “seeing like a bug” through special bug-eye glasses, watching glassed-in ant and honeybee colonies, drawing, mask-making, and a variety of other bug-related craft projects.

Day of the Dead –Altars and Activities
Sat., Nov. 2005

Artifact ID Day
Sat., Jan. 21, 2006 1 – 4 pm

Chinese New Year Celebration
Sat., Feb. 18, 2006 (date & time to be confirmed)
Usher in the New Year enjoying Chinese New Year crafts, music, and dance. Children (and adults!) may even color their own Chinese New Year pictures or take home New Year messages written by a Chinese calligrapher.

Note: dates are subject to change.
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The Burke Museum is located at the corner of NE 45th St and 17th Ave NE on the University of Washington campus in Seattle. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily, and until
8 pm on 1st Thursdays. Special exhibit fee is $8.00 adult (18–64), $6.50 senior (65+), $5 youth/students (w/ID), and FREE to children 4 and under. Admission is free to Burke members, UW students, faculty, and staff, and to the public on the first Thursday of each month. For 24-hour recorded information, please call 206-543-5590 or visit www.burkemuseum.org.

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