Winter-Themed Activities

Photo: Andrew Waits
Photo: Andrew Waits

Date & Time

November 29 – January 5
Daily, times vary

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Daily Winter-Themed Activities

Enter the Ice Age or the snowy Hoh Rainforest while in the warm comforts of the Burke with fun winter-themed, self-guided activities and crafts for all ages.

Every day November 29, 2019 – January 5, 2020

  • November 29 - December 22: 2–5 PM Weekdays, 10 AM – 5 PM Weekends
  • December 23 - January 5: 10 AM – 5 PM daily


  • Let it snow in the Hoh Rainforest! Make a paper snowflakes to take home or decorate our Hoh Rainforest Mural with a winter scene.
  • Use our winter-themed activity sheet to learn about how local animals survive the cold winter months. 
  • Create an Ice Age holiday card for a loved one.
  • Ice Age themed playtable with mammoths, mastodons, sloths, and tigers
  • Cozy up at our dramatic play hearth where kids (and adults!) can pretend to create a winter meal using local ingredients.
  • Get up close to winter collections and speak with Burke researchers at Collections Open Door programs on weekends

Plus, double up on the fun with extra activities over Thanksgiving weekend and school break! From November 29 – December 1, and December 26 – January 5, additional activities include:

  • 11 AM daily: Arctic Storytime with touchable objects from the Burke’s education collections
  • 2–3 PM daily: Experience the frigid waters of the arctic and see how arctic animals have adapted to handle these extreme conditions with a blubber glove experiment.
  • Collections Open Door programs daily