Free First Thursday

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

Date & Time

First Thursday of each month
10 a.m – 8 p.m.


FREE admission; Advance timed tickets are recommended.

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4303 Memorial Way NE
Seattle, WA, United States

Directions & Parking


Free First Thursday

Admission to the Burke Museum is FREE and the museum is open until 8 p.m. 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.

*Please note: The July Free First Thursday is scheduled for Thursday, July 11. The Burke is closed on Thursday, July 4.

Helpful tips for Free First Thursday

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.

Thank You

Free First Thursday Sponsor

Upcoming Dates

Free First Thursday

- Thursday, August 1 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Free First Thursday

- Thursday, September 5 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Free First Thursday

- Thursday, October 3 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Free First Thursday

- Thursday, November 7 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Free First Thursday

- Thursday, December 5 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM