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Free First Thursdays

Thurs., May 7, 2015 | 10 am – 8 pm

FREE

On the first Thursday of every month, admission to the Burke Museum is FREE and the museum will remain open until 8 pm. We hope you can visit us!

Burke Trivia Night at the College Inn Pub

Thurs., May 7, 2015 | 8 – 10 pm

$5 per team

The Burke Museum presents a monthly pub quiz for science buffs, culture gurus, and museum lovers. Bring your friends to the College Inn Pub and test your knowledge of the natural world. Compete with other teams for drink vouchers and other prizes. Teams are limited to 6 players. Cost: $5 per team.

Burke Trivia Night happens every first Thursday at 8 pm at the College Inn Pub.

Hosted by the Burke Museum at the College Inn Pub, 4006 University Way NE. Support for Trivia Night was provided by the University of Washington Graduate School. This is a 21+ event.

Artifact ID Day

Sat., May 9, 2015 | 1 – 3 pm

Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members, UW students, staff & faculty w/UW ID

What do you collect? Come share your knowledge and objects with Burke Museum experts, and find out more about your intriguing artifacts. We can work with you on objects from Native American cultures, the Pacific Islands, Asia, and the natural world. No appraisals will be given, limit three items per person due to the event’s popularity.

StoryCraft: Stories My Mother Taught Me

Sun., May 10, 2015 | 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members, UW students, staff & faculty w/UW ID

Just for kids: hear stories from the best Native Storytellers in the Northwest! This three-part series features Native artists sharing stories that have been a part of their cultures for hundreds of years. Each story will be paired with a unique craft activity that children can build at the Burke and take home with them.

On May 10 (Mother's Day!), the second of three StoryCrafts: Elaine Grinnell shares stories that teach us how to live together as families and communities.

Gems and Geology: Girl Scout Day

Sat., May 16, 2015 | 10 am – 3 pm

$18 per Girl Scout, troop leaders and all adult chaperones are free, patch included

Junior Girl Scouts, Brownies, and Daisies are invited to participate in hands-on earth science activities to become a Burke Young Naturalist. Sleuth out real jewels from fake look-alikes, investigate fossil mysteries, watch rocks transform into gems, design your own paper crystal, and more!

Navigating Micronesia

Sun., May 17, 2015 | 11 am – 4 pm

FREE with museum admission

Join the UW Micronesian Islands Club and the Burke Museum for a day of activities and programs celebrating the Micronesian community.

The day welcomes you with Micronesian Island club chants, songs and dance; then, experience the world premiere of the film Jilel (The Calling of the Shell), the story of a Marshallese girl who is confronted with the reality that her beloved homeland is vanishing because of rising seas caused by global warming, and how she turns the tide of doom. Meet the film’s writer and director, Jack Niedenthal, and get reactions from elders in the local Micronesian community to the film and the issues it raises. Learn about Micronesian design, delve into the history of Micronesians and their experiences at home and abroad, and view objects from the Burke collection that underscore the ingenuity and intelligence of cultures throughout Micronesia.

StoryCraft: How the Earth was Formed

Sun., June 7, 2015 | 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members, UW students, staff & faculty w/UW ID

Just for kids: hear stories from the best Native Storytellers in the Northwest! This three-part series features Native artists sharing stories that have been a part of their cultures for hundreds of years.  Each story will be paired with a unique craft activity that children can build at the Burke and take home with them.

June 7, the last of the StoryCrafts, How the Earth Was Formed: Gene Tagaban and Sondra Segundo team up to share traditional tales of the how the earth was brought into existence, and the early formation of animals, plants and humans. 

Special craft activity: learn the basics of formline drawing and draw your own magical creatures.