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Grand Opening Weekend

Photo: Cathy Morris/Burke Museum
Photo: Cathy Morris/Burke Museum

Date & Time

Friday, October 11
11 AM – 8 PM


Included with Admission
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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.

We’re staying open late so members have plenty of time to see the whole museum. Join us as we celebrate YOU—the members and supporters who built this new museum.

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. Collect your special edition New Burke member button when you arrive, then take a break from the crowds to watch the performances from our Member Lounge.

A Burke membership pays for itself in 3 visits to the museum. Not a member? Join today

Timed Tickets

Book a timed ticket ahead of your visit:

  • Advance timed tickets are offered every 60 minutes throughout the day.If advance tickets are still available, they will be listed at
  • 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.


Grand Opening Sponsors
New Burke Media Sponsors

With support from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and the University of Washington.