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)
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This Day

Jun. 12

DIG Field School Webinar: Ask a Paleontologist

Monday, June 12
9:30 AM–10:30 AM

Join a discussion with researchers from the University of Washington as they share their experience in the lab and in the field.
Recommended for elementary school students.

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Jun. 12

DIG Field School Webinar: Paleontology Pathways

Monday, June 12
11:30 AM–12:30 PM

Join paleontologists from the University of Washington as they share their research and discuss the skills needed to pursue careers in the geosciences.

Recommended for middle school and high school students.

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Jun. 23

Dino Lecture | Living Large: Life as a Sauropod

Friday, June 23
7:00 PM–8:00 PM

During this talk, vertebrate paleontologist Jeff Wilson Mantilla will dig into the remarkable research he has conducted on sauropod dinosaurs and paleobiogeography of the Indian Subcontinent. 

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