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January 07, 2008

Burke Museum Winter Events

Feb. through Apr. 2008

Feb. 2, 7, 9, 23 and Mar. 1, 6, 8
11 am – 3 pm
Burke 101: Discovering Dinosaurs and Peoples of the Plateau
Join UW students on selected weekends and first Thursdays this winter as they share their knowledge of dinosaurs andNativeAmerican Art and culture. Participate in fun activities in the galleries while learning more about these two fascinating topics.null

Thurs., Feb. 7; Thurs., Mar. 6; Thurs., Apr. 4
10 am – 8 pm
Free First Thursdays

On the first Thursday of every month, admission to the Burke Museum is free and the museum will remain open until 8 pm.Enjoy new exhibits, including Peoples of the Plateau: The Indian Photographs of Lee Moorhouse, 1898 – 1915 and This Place Called Home, at no cost!Upcoming Free First Thursdays are made possible by a generous sponsorship from the Boeing Company.

Sat., Feb. 9
1 – 4 pm
Artifact ID Day

Bring your unidentified cultural artifacts to the Burke Museum to learn about where they came from and the stories behind them. Curators and experts are on hand to give you the inside scoop about your treasures.

Sat., Mar. 1
10 am – 4 pm
Dinosaur Day

Dozens of dinosaur-era fossils from the Burke’s extensive collection will be on display along with several hands-on learning activities offered for every age group. Featured this year are giant marine reptiles from the dinosaur age recently donated by the Hart family. Come see the latest additions to the Burke collections!

Sat., Apr. 26
10 am – 4 pm
Plateau Native Arts Celebration

Celebrate a full day of Native arts demonstrations and storytelling from the Columbia Plateau region. Artists will demonstrate traditional crafts such as beadwork, cornhusk weaving, and saddle making. Storytellers from the Yakama Nation will share legends of their culture.

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