Free First Thursday

Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Museum
Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Museum

Date & Time

First Thursday of each month
10 AM – 8 PM

Tickets

FREE admission; Advance timed tickets are recommended.

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Location

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4300 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA, United States

Directions & Parking

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Masks are required for all

All staff and visitors (except children under the age of 5) are required to wear a mask in all public spaces and galleries for the entirety of their visit, regardless of vaccination status or if they are the only person/pod in a gallery. Children ages 3–4 are encouraged to wear masks, although not required. 

For those who cannot wear a mask due to medical reasons, please contact burkevis@uw.edu or 206.616.8616 for accommodation information. 

View our Welcome Back Guidelines.

Free First Thursday

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

Get closer to the daily work happening in the Burke Museum’s visible collections storage, labs and workrooms during Free First Thursday.


Helpful tips for Free First Thursday

Vaccination verification
Proof of vaccination will be required for museum admission.
Please scroll down to the bottom of this page for answers to frequently asked questions.

Masks are required for all
All staff and visitors (except children under the age of 5) are required to wear a mask in all public spaces and galleries for the entirety of their visit, regardless of vaccination status or if they are the only person/pod in a gallery. Children ages 3–4 are encouraged to wear masks, although not required. For those who cannot wear a mask due to medical reasons, please contact burkevis@uw.edu or 206.616.8616 for accommodation information. 

Parking is limited. Consider using public transportation!
Parking on UW campus can be challenging especially during the day when classes are in session. If possible, we recommend using public transportation to visit the Burke Museum.

Looking for parking next to the Burke? No need to stop at the UW parking gatehouse.
The closest visitor parking is the N1 lot located next to the Burke Museum. Visitors can drive straight to the lot from Memorial Way NE (there's no need to stop at the parking gatehouse) and pay by machine with a credit card or use the pay by phone app. Need to find other parking options? Stop by the UW parking gatehouse.

UW parking is $6 after 4 pm
Another perk of coming to Free First Thursday in the late afternoon/evening is that UW parking is a flat fee of $6 after 4 pm. 

Thank You

Free First Thursday Sponsor

Upcoming Dates

Free First Thursday

- Thursday, December 2 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM