Directions + Parking

Directions
LOCATION

Corner of 17th Ave NE and NE 45th St.
University of Washington campus, Seattle

OPEN DURING CONSTRUCTION

Please note: Construction on the New Burke Museum is happening adjacent to our current building. We're open during construction!

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

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 NE). Download our printable Plan Your Visit map (PDF).

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 Interactive Bicycle 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.

Train

BY TRAIN

The University of Washington light rail station is located next to Husky Stadium. For schedules, visit the Sound Transit Link light rail website. The Burke Museum is a 20-minute walk through campus or a short bus ride on route 43 or 44.

We're open during construction!

Construction of the New Burke Museum is underway.

The New Burke

Olson Kundig | Stephanie Bower Architectural Illustration
Parking
PARKING ON CAMPUS

Stop by the north University of Washington (UW) parking gatehouse on 17th Ave. NE/Memorial Way NE to ask if parking is available near the Burke. The closest lots to the Burke are: N5, C1-C6 Central Plaza Garage (entrance off of 15th Ave NE), N28 (Monday-Friday only).

UW Parking Rates:

  • Weekdays, $3/hr or $15 all-day; $5 flat rate after 5 pm
  • $5 flat-fee Saturdays until noon
  • Free Saturday after noon and all-day Sunday

For more information, visit the UW parking website.

OTHER NEARBY PARKING

There are several public pay-to-park lots within a few blocks of the Burke. City of Seattle street parking available near the Burke with parking limits between two and four hours. The closest street parking is found along 15th Ave. NE, 16th Ave. NE and 17th Ave. NE. Download a printable map (PDF).

HANDICAPPED PARKING

Handicapped parking is available in all UW parking lots. The closest handicapped spaces to the Burke are in UW lots N1 and N5. Visit the UW Transportation website for more information.

BUS PARKING

Bus parking is available in the roundabout in front of the Burke’s main entrance.

Off-site Burke Collection (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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