Plan Your Visit

Hours
HOURS

Open Daily
10 AM – 5 PM

10 AM – 8 PM on the first
Thursday of the month

Admission
ADMISSION

$0–$10
per person

Free to all on the first
Thursday of the month

Location
LOCATION

UW
Campus

Corner of 17th Ave NE
and NE 45th St in Seattle

Admission
General $10
Senior (65+) $8
Student (with student ID) $7.50
Youth (5–18, 0-4yrs FREE) $7.50
UW Students, faculty + staff FREE
First Thursday of each month FREE

HOURS

Daily: 10 AM – 5 PM
First Thursday of each month: 10 AM – 8 PM

CLOSURES

Curators Dinner (Apr. 29): All day
Independence Day (Jul. 4): All day
Thanksgiving Day: All day
Christmas Eve (Dec. 24): Close at 3 PM
Christmas Day (Dec. 25): All day
New Year's Eve (Dec. 31): Close at 3 PM
New Year's Day (Jan. 1): All day

During bad weather: During snowy or severe weather, the museum may also be closed. If in doubt, give us a call at 206.616.3962 after 10 AM to confirm that we are open.

Current Exhibits

Explore the natural history and cultural heritage of the Pacific Northwest and beyond with the Burke's current exhibits. 

Events Calendar

There's always something interesting going on at the Burke! Visit our events calendar for more information.

Become a member + save

Receive a full year of free admission when you become a member at one of our many different levels. A family membership typically pays for itself in just a few visits.

Bring your group!

We offer a full-range of interactive programs for groups of all ages. Explore the topics and formats to find one that best suits your group!

Other Discounts

Check out these great discounts and promotions prior to your visit.

Make a Day of It

Explore some of our favorite sites and activities in the University District and other neighborhoods near the Burke. 

Visitor Tips + Accessibility

In case you have questions before your visit, we’ve provided these helpful details about our museum facilities, guidelines and accessibility.

Directions + Parking
Burke Museum

Corner of 17th Avenue NE and NE 45th Street in Seattle (on the University of Washington campus)

Getting to the Museum

Car

BY CAR

From I-5, exit east onto NE 45th Street. Travel east on NE 45th Street to 15th Avenue NE. The museum is off of NE 45th Street between 15th and 17th Avenue NE (aka, Memorial Way). If you are going to park on the UW campus, turn right onto 17th.

Parking

PARKING AT THE BURKE

There are multiple lots on the University of Washington campus and other independent lots and street parking near the museum. Read more about parking options here

Bus

BY BUS

Many buses serve the University District and can drop you within a block or two of the museum entrance. For timetables, routes and help, consult King County Metro’s trip planner tool.

Bike

BY BIKE

Plan the safest route by with the City of Seattle's Bicycling Guide Map. The museum is just a half-mile north of the Burke Gilman Trail, and there are bike racks near the front entrance of the museum and on the southwest corner near the Café patio.

Off-site Burke collections (appointment only)

GETTING TO THE HERBARIUM
(botany collection + offices)

Near the corner of NE Pacific Street and 15th Avenue NE in Hitchcock Hall (floor -1, room 30). For more information, visit the Herbarium People & Contact page

GETTING TO ICHTHYOLOGY
(fish collection + offices)

1140 NE Boat Street in the Fisheries Teaching and Research building (basement, room 5). For more information, visit the Ichthyology People & Contact page.

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