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August 05, 2011

The Owl and the Woodpecker Exhibit Closes this Weekend

Free First Thursdays Offer Unique Experiences

Seattle –Over 1,000 visitors packed the Burke Museum galleries to get a last look at The Owl and the Woodpecker exhibit before it closes on August 7, during this month’s Free First Thursday.

At every Free First Thursday, visitors may explore and do hands-on activities and games with docents in the galleries—all are free of charge.  For August’s Free First Thursday, visitors learned about clovis points and touched fossils from the collections, putting science and culture into context.

Visitors still have a chance to see the Wolves and Wild Lands in the 21st Century exhibit at next month’s Free First Thursday on September 1. The exhibit closes on Labor Day, September 5.

About 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. Hands-on activities are offered each month. Free First Thursdays are made possible by a generous sponsorship from Made in Washington.


The Burke Museum is located on the University of Washington campus, at the corner of NE 45th St. and 17th Ave. NE. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily, and until 8 pm on first Thursdays. Admission: $10.00 general, $8.00 senior, $7.50 student/ youth. Admission is free to children 4 and under, Burke members, UW students, faculty, and staff. Admission is free to the public on the first Thursday of each month. Prorated parking fees are $15 and partially refundable upon exit if paid in cash. Call 206-543-5590 or visit www.burkemuseum.org. The Burke Museum is an American Association of Museums Accredited Museum.

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206-543-6450/V, 206-543-6452/TTY, 206-685-7264/FAX, or dso@u.washington.edu.


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