Families & Youth

Photo: Andrew Waits
Photo: Andrew Waits

Fun for learners of all ages

The Burke offers a variety of unique experiences crafted especially for families and youth in the form of camps, museum-wide family events, immersive play spaces, weekend early-learner programs, and evening and weekend teen programs.

These exciting offerings bring the museum to life for young learners and their families through age-appropriate hands-on activities, experiments, demonstrations, and discussions. 

contents of the fossil finder fun pack from the burke museum
Photo: Burke Museum
Photo: Burke Museum

Fossil Finder Fun Packs

Treat your favorite junior paleontologist to a treasure box of fun activities, including exclusive access to virtual resources featuring Burke scientists and educators.

participants learn about plant specimens
Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Museum
Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Museum

Girls in Science

Build confidence in your science skills under the mentorship of scientists from the Burke Museum and University of Washington.

a man and woman look closely at bird specimens in the collection

Members Experience More

Join today for access to member-only events, including Behind-the-Scenes Night 2022.

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Support Education

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.

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