The Burke Museum is temporarily closed.
January 1 (New Year's Day): Closed
July 4 (Independence Day): Closed
November 26 (Thanksgiving): Closed
December 24 (Christmas Eve): Close at 3 PM
December 25 (Christmas): Closed
December 31 (New Year's Eve): Close at 3 PM
General FAQ | Temporary Closure
Why is the museum closed?
We have been monitoring and following guidance from the CDC, Public-Health - Seattle & King County, and other public officials regarding COVID-19. The State and King County has mandated that social gatherings be canceled or postponed.
As a public gathering space, we closed the museum to comply with these guidelines and as a preventative action to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and ensure the safety of our community.
When will you reopen?
I miss the Burke! What activities and resources do you have available online while you're closed to the public?
We miss you, too! We launched Burke from Home so you can visit the museum virtually through resources and activities for all ages. For young learners, we also have Burke Boxes and Virtual Field Trips available to book on our Education page. Check back often—we'll be updating frequently. We can't wait to see you again!
What can I do to help the Burke since I can’t buy a ticket and come visit?
Thank you for asking! Donor support has never been more important as we navigate temporary museum closure and the health of our shared community. Online gifts can be made from the Support section of our website.
If you’d like to speak to someone about making a gift, please contact Anna O’Donnell, Director of Development, at 206.543.9539.
Off the Rez Café
Enjoy delicious, world-renowned fry bread and other foods made of locally-sourced ingredients at Off the Rez Café. The Café entrance is located at the Burke Museum off of Memorial Way/17th Ave NE.
Off the Rez is OPEN for take out and delivery orders
Wednesday – Friday: 11 AM – 7 PM
Take out and delivery orders only. Closed to indoor service.
Saturday – Tuesday: CLOSED
The café is the first brick-and-mortar location of Off the Rez, ranked one of the top 25 food trucks in America by Food Network. Independently owned and operated by Mark McConnell and Cecilia Rikard, Off the Rez is dedicated to sustainability with seasonal menu items. Their tasty food is set in an airy café, with indoor-outdoor dining on a patio made possible by a pivoting window wall.
The Burke Museum stands on the lands of the Coast Salish Peoples, whose ancestors resided here since time immemorial. Many Indigenous peoples thrive in this place—alive and strong.
Private events at the Burke Museum
Host your one-of-a-kind gathering at the Burke Museum and give your guests an experience they'll never forget.