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From the Inside Out

Now open! It's a new kind of museum—and a whole new way to experience our world.

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Now open!
Daily 10 AM – 5 PM

Plan Your Visit


4300 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA, United States

Directions & Parking


Full-price adult tickets are $22
Advance timed-entry tickets available

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Photo: Andrew Waits
Photo: Andrew Waits

The Burke collects a lot of things, dust isn't one of them.

The Burke brings research and collections out from behind the scenes so you can bring your perspective and your passions forward.  

As the Washington State Museum of Natural History and Culture, our collections are your collections. We can use them to learn about the past, connect to the world around us, and create a better future together.

Our Work


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Photo: Toka Valu
Photo: Toka Valu

Holiday Pop-Up Market

Sunday, December 15

Buy a meaningful and unique holiday gift while supporting Indigenous and Native artists and the Burke Museum!

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Make this holiday dino-mite!

This year, give an experience

Purchase a gift membership today and you'll get a printable certificate you can wrap or mail.

Visitor Photos


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Our Work

At the Burke, we bring together people, objects and the stories that make them meaningful.

Photo: Mark Stone/University of Washington
Photo: Mark Stone/University of Washington