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
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  • Youth (Ages 4–17)
  • Youth (3 and under)
  • UW student, faculty, staff & retirees (w/ Husky Card)
  • Members

This Day

May. 19

What's in a Story? Keeping a Story Alive Without Writing

Thursday, May 19
12:00 PM–12:00 PM

Join Samoan storyteller Kiana Fuega for a lively presentation about how people across Moananuiākea (the vast Pacific) kept account of their surroundings and histories without ever having a written language. 

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May. 22

Members Lean Into Learning: Archaeology

Sunday, May 22
10:00 AM–2:00 PM

Burke members are invited to drop by the Learning Lab for hands-on archaeology activities.

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Jun. 5


Sunday, June 5
10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Put on your pith helmets and head to the home of Washington’s only dinosaur discovery for the Burke’s annual festival of fossils.

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Jun. 16

Dino Lecture: The Last of the Dinosaurs

Thursday, June 16
5:30 PM–7:00 PM

What happened to life on Earth during the Cretaceous, the end of the Age of Dinosaurs?

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Aug. 31

Life Underfoot

Wednesday, August 31
10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Included with Admission

Love the Life in One Cubic Foot exhibit? Check out these activities in our Experience Alcoves!

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