Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Museum
Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Museum

We can't wait to see you!

With working labs you can see into, one-of-a-kind objects all around you, and galleries filled with curiosity and conversation, at the Burke, you see—and feel—a world alive. The Burke Museum is located on the University of Washington campus in Seattle with a focus on dinosaurs, fossils, Northwest Native art, plant and animal collections, and cultural pieces from across the globe.  

Masks welcome and encouraged

While masks are now optional, we continue to welcome and encourage mask wearing for the protection of the most vulnerable members of our community. Please see our Welcome Back Guidelines for more information.

Save time, get tickets online

Pre-purchased, online tickets are encouraged. A limited number of walk-up tickets are available on a first come, first-served basis as space allows. Book your ticket in advance to visit at your ideal time and skip the line on busy days like weekends and Free First Thursdays! You may arrive at any time during the hour of your reserved time slot.


When would you like to visit? Please select a date from the calendar.

Entry Time

Museum hours are 10 AM – 5 PM Tuesday–Sunday. The BUY TICKETS button will appear once you select your desired entry time.

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Ticket Prices

All prices include tax.

  • Adult
  • Senior (62+)
  • Student (non-UW)
  • Youth (Ages 4–17)
  • Youth (3 and under)
  • UW student, faculty, staff & retirees (w/ Husky Card)
  • Members

This Day

Oct. 16

Celebrate Diwali with Hindi Time Kids

Sunday, October 16
11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Join cultural education partner, Hindi Time Kids, for a craft activity to celebrate Diwali!

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Oct. 22

International Archaeology Day 2022

Saturday, October 22
11:00 AM–3:00 PM

Celebrate International Archaeology Day!

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Oct. 31

Spooky Science

Monday, October 31
10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Included with Admission

Check out these Spooky Science activities in our Experience Alcoves!

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Nov. 5

Body Language Member Preview Event

Saturday, November 5
5:30 PM–8:30 PM

Celebrate the creativity and honor the resilience of Indigenous tattoo artists. 

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Nov. 17

Beadwork, Weaving, Tools and Carving: Intertwined in a Way of Life

Thursday, November 17
7:00 PM–8:00 PM

Join Squaxin Island artist Andrea Wilbur-Sigo for this virtual event.

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