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Saturdays & Sundays

Chat with research staff and volunteers working with collections, and find out how collections answer questions about our world.

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Wednesday, November 20
6:30 PM

An evening with poet Cedar Sigo, featured lecturer with the Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry. 

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November 29 – January 5
Daily, times vary

Enter the Ice Age or the snowy Hoh Rainforest with fun winter-themed, self-guided activities and crafts for all ages.

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First Thursday of each month
10 AM – 8 PM

Admission is FREE and the museum is open until 8 pm on the first Thursday of every month.

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Sunday, December 15
10 AM - 5 PM

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

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Sunday, January 26
11 AM – 4 PM

The sky’s the limit for our very first I Dig Dinos program at the New Burke!

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Sunday, February 23
11 AM – 4 PM 

What's the difference between a mastodon and a mammoth? Find out at our February I Dig Dinos program!

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Sunday, March 29
11 AM – 4 PM 

Learn about the mighty animals of the Mesozoic.

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Sunday, April 26
11 AM – 4 PM 

Touch prehistoric plant fossils and learn what Earth looked like during the Age of Dinosaurs.

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Join today, experience the New Burke first. A Burke Museum membership pays for itself in only 3 visits!

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Photo: Andrea Godinez/Burke Museum
Photo: Andrea Godinez/Burke Museum