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August 28, 2013
Extra Collections, Guided Tours, and Hands-on Activities Every Weekend
Every Saturday and Sunday, 11 am – 3 pm*
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
Seattle – There’s always something fun to do at the Burke Museum! Whether you’re looking for something to do with the kids, or want to escape the rain, the Burke Museum offers a variety of activities for all ages. From September 2013 through June 2014, explore a different natural or cultural theme every month, from dinosaurs to archaeology.
Every weekend, visitors can see and even touch objects not normally on display, take part in “Best-of-the-Burke” guided exhibit tours Saturdays at 1 pm, and do hands-on activities with crafts to take home.
Upcoming Weekend Activities Themes:
For updates on activities throughout the year, see the Burke Museum’s website: burkemuseum.org.
Enjoy free on-campus parking after noon on Saturdays, and all day Sundays (campus parking rates may change due to special events, go to www.washington.edu for more information).
*On select days throughout the year, Weekend Activities may be replaced by other large-scale programs and events (Dino Day, Meet the Mammals, Native Art and Artists Day). Please see the Burke’s website for listings.
Photo: By Lora Shinn.
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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 general, $8 senior, $7.50 student/ youth. Admission is free to children four 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 Alliance of Museums-accredited museum.
To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at: 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (fax), or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The University of Washington makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least 10 days.
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