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Plan Your Visit


Open daily, 10 am – 5 pm

First Thursday: on the first Thursday of each month, admission is free and the Burke stays open until 8 pm.

Closed: The Burke is closed on Christmas Day (Dec. 25), New Year's Day (Jan. 1), July 4th and Thanksgiving Day.

Early closing: The museum closes at 3 pm on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) and New Year's Eve (Dec. 31).

Weather closure: During inclement weather, call the museum at (206-543-7907) after 10 am to confirm we are open.


General               $10
Senior               $8
Students (with ID)               $7.50
Youth (5 & up)               $7.50

FREE to Burke members, children ages 4 and under, and UW staff/faculty/students with UW ID.

Free Admission on First Thursdays
*Group tours may not be scheduled on these days.

Check out our special admission discounts and promotions!


The Burke Museum is on the University of Washington campus at the corner of 17th Avenue NE and NE 45th Street.

Visit by car

Visit by bus 
For information, call Metro Transit at 206-553-3000, or consult Metro Online's list of buses to the Burke Museum area, complete with timetables and route maps.

Visit by bike or on foot 
The Burke Museum is located .5 miles north of the Burke-Gilman Trail. Bike racks are located in front of the Burke Museum and on the southwest corner of the building. Use the City of Seattle's Bicycling Guide Map to plan the safest route to the museum on your bike or on foot.

All facilities are accessible and wheelchairs are available. View the UW Access Guide for people with disabilities for more information. For other services, contact the University of Washington Disability Office at 206-543-6450 (voice), 206-543-6452 (tty), 206-685-7264 (fax), dso@uw.edu (e-mail).

Contact Us
24-hour (recorded) information: 206-543-5590
To speak to a receptionist, call 206-543-7907 between 8:30 am and 5 pm or email theburke@uw.edu.


Museum parking is operated by the University of Washington. Enter the UW campus at 17th Ave NE (Memorial Way) and NE 45th Street. Go to the gatehouse to purchase a parking ticket and tell the attendant that you are parking at the Burke Museum. Cash and Visa/Mastercard are accepted.

Parking Rates

Monday - Friday
6 am - 5 pm: $15 w/ prorated refunds for visits less than 4 hours
After 5 pm: $5 w/ prorated refunds for visits less than 1 hour

Before 12 pm: $5 w/ prorated refunds for visits less than 1 hour
After 12 pm: Free


Don't forget to get your prorated refund! As you exit campus, go back to the gatehouse and hand the attendant your parking pass if you're eligible for a refund. For details, visit the Gatehouse Fee Schedule.

*Please note, during large events on campus, a special events fee may be charged in some or all areas of campus.