Educators & Schools
Give your students a museum experience unlike any other—whether you come to the Burke or have a Burke outreach program come to you.
Families & Youth
Bring the museum to life for learners of all ages through games, crafts, stories, experiments, demonstrations, discussions, and play.
Education Programs FAQ
What education programs are available to book currently?
To ensure the health and safety of program participants and staff, we have suspended all in-person school programs until further notice. This includes our Field Trips and BurkeMobile programs.
However, our Burke Boxes are available for rental, and we are excited to offer virtual programs for synchronous and asynchronous learning.
Is a Burke Box safe to use during COVID-19?
Yes. We have used research from the CDC, NHS, WHO and other major institutions to build guidelines that ensure a safe Burke Box experience for both clients and Burke staff.
We encourage people using Burke Boxes to help us further increase the safety of Burke Boxes by following recommended best practices—wear masks and follow proper hand washing procedures before and after engaging with your Burke Box.
Are Burke Education programs a good fit for me?
Our programs have been designed primarily for Washington state youth learning in a variety of settings. Schools, homeschooling families, micro-schools, after school programs, community centers, early learning or childcare centers, camps and libraries are some of the organizations and groups that have utilized our programs. We have found that some of our programs have been a great fit for adult learning as well, and have been utilized by assisted living facilities and college classes.
If you have questions about whether a specific program is a good fit for your group, we are always happy to discuss your needs and help you find the best option for you. Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not in Washington state? No problem! We do have some options available for out-of-state:
Virtual Education Programs can be booked nationwide.
Burke from Home curriculum packets are a free resource available to anyone!
Do you offer cost assistance or scholarships for your programs?
Our generous donors make it possible for Burke Education to offer cost assistance to eligible schools, programs and families to ensure no child is turned away because of financial limitations.
Your gift makes it possible for us to offer cost assistance to eligible schools, programs and families to ensure no child is turned away because of financial limitations.