Grand Opening Weekend
With working labs you can see into, one-of-a-kind objects all around you, and galleries filled with curiosity and conversation, it’s a new kind of museum—and a whole new way to experience our world.
Throughout Grand Opening Weekend, the new Burke Yard outdoor space will be transformed into a festival with multicultural music and dance performances, family-friendly activities, and food trucks.
Kids are VIPs at the New Burke on Kids' Day! Special programs for little ones include touch tables, take-home crafts, story time, Baby Shark dance parties, and more. See our calendar for more Grand Opening events.
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Book a timed ticket ahead of your visit:
- Advance timed tickets are offered every 60 minutes throughout the day. If tickets are still available during this time, they will be listed at burkemuseum.org/tickets.
- Please arrive as close as possible to the entry time listed on your ticket. There is a lot to see and do at the Burke Museum, so we suggest allowing between 1 1/2 and 2 hours to make the most of your visit.
- Walk up admissions may be available on a first come, first served basis as museum capacity allows.