Membership

Photo: Andrew Waits
Photo: Andrew Waits

contents of the fossil finder fun pack

Save $20 when you add a Fossil Fun Pack to any membership.

A message about Burke membership during the temporary museum closure

Although the Burke Museum has temporarily closed its doors in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, our mission is never put on hold. Membership revenue is more important than ever as the Burke, like all cultural institutions, wrestles with the impacts of this closure.

Since our closure impacts the value of your membership, we will automatically add an additional month of benefits to all memberships purchased while the museum is closed. Updates on the temporary museum closure can be found on our Visit page.


Experience something new each visit!

Whatever you love about the Burke—seeing fossils unearthed before you, interacting with experts, or expanding your knowledge about interests new and old—your support as a member helps make it possible. 

Give the gift that keeps on giving with a Burke Museum membership—or treat yourself! 

Membership includes 12 months of unlimited admission and experiences, along with other fun perks. 

Memberships

A Burke Museum membership pays for itself in only 3 visits! Create your custom membership starting at $60. Prefer to join or renew by mail? Print out our mail-in form.

Hooray! As of September 14, 2020, all members will receive digital membership cards.

Digital card frequently asked questions

 

Core member benefits include:

  • Unlimited free General Admission to the Burke Museum for 12 months
  • Special invitations to member events including the annual Members’ Behind-the-Scenes Night
  • Early admission and priority entry to popular events like Dino Days
  • Special member rates for camps, lectures, workshops and more
  • 10% discount at Off the Rez Café and museum store (excludes consignment items)
  • Reciprocal admission to the Port Townsend Marine Science Center and Stonerose Fossil Center

Join or Renew

Gift

AVAILABLE ADD-ONS(AT CHECKOUT):

Add 1 youth: $30

Beyond the Burke Reciprocal Benefits: $50

Supporting Individual

Give more. Get more.

Supporting Member benefits include all Core Member benefits listed above, plus:

  • Reciprocal admission to 1,000+ museums and cultural centers
  • Additional exclusive opportunities to talk to Burke experts 
  • Guest passes for friends and family
  • Recognition in the Burke’s annual report

Core member benefits include:

  • Unlimited free General Admission to the Burke Museum for 12 months
  • Special invitations to member events including the annual Members’ Behind-the-Scenes Night
  • Early admission and priority entry to popular events like Dino Days
  • Special member rates for camps, lectures, workshops and more
  • 10% discount at Off the Rez Café and museum store (excludes consignment items)
  • Reciprocal admission to the Port Townsend Marine Science Center and Stonerose Fossil Center

Join or Renew

Gift

AVAILABLE ADD-ONS(AT CHECKOUT):

Add 1 youth: $30

Add 1 named adult: $50

Flexible guest upgrade: $20

Beyond the Burke Reciprocal Benefits: $50

Supporting Dual

Give more. Get more.

Supporting Member benefits include all Core Member benefits listed above, plus:

  • Reciprocal admission to 1,000+ museums and cultural centers
  • Additional exclusive behind-the-glass opportunities to talk to Burke experts and go into the collections
  • Guest passes for friends and family
  • Recognition in the Burke’s annual report

Pod

Two (2) named adults + up to four (4) youth ages 4–18
$150

Core member benefits include:

  • Unlimited free General Admission to the Burke Museum for 12 months
  • Special invitations to member events including the annual Members’ Behind-the-Scenes Night
  • Early admission and priority entry to popular events like Dino Days
  • Special member rates for camps, lectures, workshops and more
  • 10% discount at Off the Rez Café and museum store (excludes consignment items)
  • Reciprocal admission to the Port Townsend Marine Science Center and Stonerose Fossil Center

Join or Renew

Gift

AVAILABLE ADD-ONS
(AT CHECKOUT):

Add 1 youth: $30

Add 1 named adult: $50

Flexible guest upgrade: $20

Beyond the Burke Reciprocal Benefits: $50

Supporting Pod

Give more. Get more.

Supporting Member benefits include all Core Member benefits listed above, plus:

  • Reciprocal admission to 1,000+ museums and cultural centers
  • Additional exclusive behind-the-glass opportunities to talk to Burke experts and  go into the collections
  • Guest passes for friends and family
  • Recognition in the Burke’s annual report

Make it Yours

Customize a membership for you and
your unique family with add-ons.

(Available during check out)

Additional Youth: $30

Youth ages 4–18. 
(Ages 0–3 are free)

Additional Adult: $50

Add 1 additional Named Adult. Limit 2 per membership.

Flexible Guest Card: $20

Upgrade 1 Named Adult to flexible “guest of” card that can be used by anyone. Limit 1 per Dual or Pod membership.

Go Beyond the Burke: $50

Add access to 1,000+ museums with NARM and ROAM reciprocal admission programs. Learn more.

Nocturnal Membership

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Photo: Chris Cunningham
Photo: Chris Cunningham

We can't wait to celebrate again!

All NiteLife gatherings and other in-person after hours events are cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. If you'd like to become a Nocturnal member, you will receive general membership benefits and unlimited admission during all normal operating hours.

Someday we’ll relaunch our NiteLife series and celebrate late into the night with you again.

Learn More

Membership Discounts

We offer a $10 discount if any adult on your membership qualifies for one of the following (limit 1 discount per membership):

  • Student (with student ID)
  • Senior (ages 63+)
  • UW staff (with Husky Card)
  • UWAA Member (with ID)
  • Educator (with ID)
  • Military (with ID)
Photo: Andrew Waits
Photo: Andrew Waits

Questions?

We're here to help!

Membership
206.616.6057
burkemem@uw.edu

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Our Work

At the Burke, we bring together people, objects and the stories that make them meaningful.

Photo: Mark Stone/University of Washington
Photo: Mark Stone/University of Washington