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.  

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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.


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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

Dec. 7

Free First Thursday

Thursday, December 7
10:00 AM–8:00 PM

Admission is FREE and the museum is open until 8 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month.

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Dec. 10

Celebrate Tsimshian Eagle: A Culture Bearer's Journey

Sunday, December 10
6:30 PM–8:30 PM

Join us at the Burke to celebrate the publication of artist David A. Boxley and writer Steve Quinn’s forthcoming book, Tsimshian Eagle: A Culture Bearer's Journey.

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Dec. 14

Curated Conversations | Abalone to Orcas: Saving Puget Sound with Science and Stories

Thursday, December 14
6:00 PM–7:00 PM

Join us for a conversation with an advisor on the exhibit, Joe Gaydos, to learn more about the interconnected relationships of the Salish Sea region and how we can deepen the impact of our conservation efforts.

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Dec. 16

Pints for Puget Sound

Saturday, December 16
7:00 PM–10:00 PM

Join us for a festive evening of Salish Sea trivia, salmon-safe beer, crafts, advocacy, and snacks!

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Dec. 27

Educator Appreciation Days

Wednesday, December 27
10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Educators enjoy FREE admission for themselves and one (1) guest December 27 and December 28, 2023. 

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Dec. 28

Educator Appreciation Days

Thursday, December 28
10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Educators enjoy FREE admission for themselves and one (1) guest December 27 and December 28, 2023. 

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Dec. 31

Fossil Finders | It's About Time — New Year's Party

Sunday, December 31
10:00 AM–1:00 PM

Join us at the December Fossil Finders for a "Noon Year's Eve" countdown, dino dance party, and more.

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Mar. 10

Time and Traditions

Sunday, March 10
10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Included with Admission

Enjoy daily self-directed activities in the museum during your visit.

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