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.  

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.

Know Before You Go

Upcoming museum closures

Saturday, April 20 | UW Admitted Students Day — CLOSED

Friday, May 3 | Burke Museum Spring Fundraiser — CLOSED


N1 parking lot closure — Free First Thursday, May 2

We are excited to welcome you to the Burke on Thursday, May 2 for Free First Thursday!

Parking will be extremely limited in the N1 lot adjacent to the Burke on Thursday, May 2 and Saturday, May 4.
We encourage visitors to use alternative parking or public transportation options on these days.

Directions & Parking 


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.

How does timed ticketing work?

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

Apr. 28

Fossil Finders | Dino Environments

Sunday, April 28
10:00 AM–1:00 PM

Learn more about the work of the Burke paleobotany team and find out what plants looked like during the Age of Dinosaurs.

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May. 3

Burke in Bloom

Friday, May 3
5:00 PM–10:00 PM

Join us for the Burke's 2024 spring fundraiser.

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May. 16

Dino Lecture | Winging It: The Evolutionary Journey of Birds

Thursday, May 16
7:30 PM–8:30 PM

Join paleontologist Dr. Jingmai O’Connor for a trip back in time to learn how birds became birds and the adaptations that helped them thrive.

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Jun. 2


Sunday, June 2
10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Dig into paleontology at the Burke’s annual festival of fossils! 

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