10 AM – 5 PM
10 AM – 8 PM on the first
Thursday of the month
Free to all on the first
Thursday of the month
Corner of 17th Ave NE
and NE 45th St in Seattle
|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|
Daily: 10 AM – 5 PM
First Thursday of each month: 10 AM – 8 PM
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.
Explore the natural history and cultural heritage of the Pacific Northwest and beyond with the Burke's current exhibits.
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!
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Make a Day of It
Explore some of our favorite sites and activities in the University District and other neighborhoods near the Burke.
In case you have questions before your visit, we’ve provided these helpful details about our museum facilities, guidelines and accessibility.
Corner of 17th Avenue NE and NE 45th Street in Seattle (on the University of Washington campus)
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.