BurkeMobile Program Information

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Which BurkeMobile program is right for you?
Early Learners

Our Early Learners program is designed for children in preschool (ages 3 and up) to first grade. Taught by Burke educators, these lessons include hands-on activities and interactions with real museum objects.

General Program Requirements:

  • Lesson duration: 45 minutes. Please note: BurkeMobile programs do not start earlier than 8:30 am.
  • Maximum number of students: 24 per lesson
  • A maximum of six (6) back-to-back lessons can be booked in a single day.
  • Programs require a designated room with tables, chairs and a carpet or storytelling area.
Mini Museum

Let us transform your space into a miniature museum! The Mini Museum program offers an opportunity to get up-close with specimens, objects and artifacts that represent different areas of the Burke’s collections. Interpreted by our Burke educators, these interactive exhibits encourage object-based, hands-on learning on a variety of topics. Choose from the In-School Experience, with structured exploration times for classes or groups of students, or the Evening, Weekend, or Community Event format for more of a drop-in style program.

In-School Experience

  • Program duration: Program time will be broken into 45-minute exploration blocks in which groups of students will visit the Mini Museum. Please note: BurkeMobile programs do not start earlier than 8:30 am.
  • Maximum number of students: 60 per exploration block (about 2 classes), 360 students per day. Mini Museum can be booked for multiple days to accommodate student numbers greater than 360.
  • Space requirements:
    • A dedicated space for the full duration of the program.
    • 6-8 six-foot tables.
    • At least 600 square feet of open space.

Evening, Weekend, or Community Event

  • Program duration: Minimum 2 hours, maximum 3 hours. Please note: BurkeMobile programs do not start earlier than 8:30 am.
  • Maximum number of participants: unlimited for a drop-in style program.
  • Space requirements:
    • 6-8 six-foot tables.
    • At least 600 square feet of open space.

Pricing for BurkeMobile programs is based on location, number of participants, and includes travel. Below are pricing ranges by region and program type:

In Kitsap, Pierce & Snohomish Counties
Early Learners: $350-$600
Mini Museum: $500-$1,200                                             

In all other counties (includes overnight travel)
Early Learners: $850-$1,250
Mini Museum: $900-$3,100

For an exact quote prior to making a reservation, please call us at 206.543.5591 or email burked@uw.edu.

Payment can be made online through our webform or in person via credit card, check, or purchase order no later than the date of your scheduled program.

Scholarships & Cost Assistance

Our generous donors make it possible for us to offer cost assistance to schools and programs across the state. To apply for cost assistance, please fill out our cost assistance request form to see if you qualify.


BurkeMobile is designed to bring the museum education experience to communities geographically unable to visit the Burke. For this reason, BurkeMobile programs are only offered to schools and educational organizations outside of King County.

Reservations should be submitted at least three (3) weeks in advance and must be confirmed one (1) week before the scheduled program date.

Changes & Cancellations

BurkeMobile programs must be cancelled a minimum of two weeks in advance to receive a refund. Efforts will be made to reschedule your program if you must cancel within two (2) weeks prior to your program, but refunds cannot be offered. Cancellations made with less than two weeks’ notice will be charged the full program fee. 

Please let us know as soon as possible should you need to reschedule or cancel your program. We will not be able to reschedule your program for a date less than three (3) weeks out.

For more information, please review our BurkeMobile Terms & Conditions (PDF). 


For questions, please contact us at 206.543.5591 or burked@uw.edu.

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