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Museum Lobby

Our spacious lobby features floor to ceiling windows with a view of leafy trees and totem poles, a giant terror bird, and the glittering gems of our treasures case. All lobby rentals include access to our top floor exhibits, including our current temporary exhibit.

2,000 square feet; holds up to 150 guests for a seated reception and up to 350 guests for a standing reception. Evening availability only.

$1,000 base fee plus $100 per hour after 5pm


Burke Room

Perfect for lectures, business meetings, or intimate receptions, the Burke Room holds up to 80 guests seated lecture-style or 50 guests for a reception. The giant Ichthyosaur fossil makes a dramatic focal point – or, direct guests’ attention to your own “discoveries” using our state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment. The Burke Room also features rotating exhibits, creating a beautiful background and a spark for conversation!

1,100 square feet; daytime and evening availability; daytime rentals include museum-wide exhibit access.

$100 per hour 8am - 5pm
$500 base fee plus $100 per hour after 5pm


Museum Café

Renowned for its 18th-century French pine paneling, fireplace, and warm atmosphere, the Burke Café is the perfect location for an intimate reception or program. In good weather, guests can spill out onto the adjacent patio to soak up the evening sun and admire beautiful carved totem poles.

1,000 square feet; holds up to 50 guests seated for a lecture or reception. Evening availability only.

$500 base fee plus $100 per hour after 5pm