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a girl uses scissors to cut paper while doing crafts Daily Activities

January 6 – March 29
Daily; Times vary

Daily tracks and traces-themed, self-guided activities and crafts for all ages.

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Saturdays & Sundays

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

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Sunday, February 23
10 AM – 2 PM 

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

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Wednesday, February 26
5:30–8:30 PM

Our most popular member event is back! Get closer to everything you love about the Burke at our first Behind-the-Scenes night in the new building.

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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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Friday, March 20
7–11 PM

This Burke NiteLife is on FIRE! Chat with Burke experts about fire-y topics like tiny bacteria that thrive in extreme heat, fish that generate their own light, and more.


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Sunday, March 29
10 AM – 2 PM 

Learn about the mighty animals of the Mesozoic.

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Sunday, April 26
10 AM – 2 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