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Join today, experience the New Burke first

Special New Burke Offer: Call us today* to join or renew and receive members-only access to the New Burke before it opens to the public in October 2019. You'll receive 12 full months of benefits during the new museum's inagural year, plus a limited-edition commemorative membership card.

Member Services

Whatever you love about the Burke—seeing fossils unearthed before you, interacting with experts, or expanding your knowledge about interests new and old—your support as a member helps to make it possible. Thank you!

*Coming soon! Purchase your membership online beginning August 1.

Children look at artifacts on table

Members' Behind-the-Scenes Night
Photo: Andrew Waits

People taking photos of baskets on shelves

Members' Behind-the-Scenes Night
Photo: Andrew Waits

Children looking closely at object in woman's hand

Members' Behind-the-Scenes Night
Photo: Andrew Waits

Woman holding jawbone

Members' Behind-the-Scenes Night
Photo: Andrew Waits

Core Member Benefits
Special Access
  • Early access to the New Burke
  • Venture into the collections and meet curators at our annual Members’ Behind-the-Scenes Night
Unlimited Free Admission
  • Visit as often as you like with FREE admission
  • Beat the crowds with early admission and priority entry for popular events like Dino Days
  • Reciprocal admission to the Port Townsend Marine Science Center and the Stonerose Fossil Center 
  • BONUS! Upgrade to a reciprocal membership for $50 dollars and add reciprocal admission to more than 700 museums and cultural centers throughout the U.S. to your membership.
Insider Information
  • E-news featuring the latest news, research and stories
  • Special member rates for lectures, workshops, camps and more
  • 10% discount in the museum store and café


Supporting Member Benefits

Give more, get more! Take your Burke membership to the next level with a Supporting Membership. Your membership gift will make an even bigger impact, and you’ll receive even more access to Burke experts and collections.

  • All core member benefits
  • Reciprocal admission to 700+ museums and cultural centers
  • Additional exclusive behind-the-glass opportunities
  • Guest passes for friends and family
  • Recognition in the Annual Report
Membership Levels

Membership for the following levels includes all benefits listed above. See below for discounted membership options. Ready to become a member? Contact us today!

Supporter benefits for one named adult, two guest passes

Supporter benefits for two named adults, two guest passes

Supporter benefits for two named adults and up to four children, four guest passes

Individual: $60

Core benefits for one named adult

Dual: $100

Core benefits for two named adults

Pod: $150

Core benefits for two named adults and up to four children

Additional Child: + $30

Add an additional child

Additional Adult: + $50

Add an additional named adult
(Limit 2 per membership)

Upgrade Named Adult to "Guest Of": + $20

Convert one named adult to a “guest of” card that can be used by anyone
(Limit 1 per membership)

Add Reciprocal Benefits: + $50

Add access to 700+ museums and cultural centers with NARM and ROAM reciprocal admission programs

Save $10 on a Burke Membership if you are a:

Student – Any student with ID
UW Staff – UW Employees with Husky Card
Senior – Adults ages 63+
UWAA Member – UWAA Members with ID

Your membership cost is tax deductible!
Membership payments are tax deductible. Pursuant to RCW 19.09, the University of Washington is registered as a charitable organization with the Secretary of State for the State of Washington. For information, call the Office of the Secretary of State: 1.800.332.4483.

Please note: Membership purchases are non-refundable.

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