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 recommended

We continue to welcome and strongly recommend mask wearing for the protection of the most vulnerable members of our community.

Please see our Welcome Back Guidelines for more information.

Visitor Guide

Download the Visitor Guide before you visit or view it during your trip to the museum.  

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Tuesday – Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Last admission at 4:30 PM

First Thursday of each month: 10 AM – 8 PM

Monday: CLOSED


January 1 (New Year's Day): Closed
April 15 (UW Admitted Student Day): Closed
April 29 (Spring Fundraising Event): Closed
July 4 (Independence Day): Closed
November 23 (Thanksgiving): Closed
December 24 (Christmas Eve): Close at 2 PM
December 25 (Christmas): Closed
December 31 (New Year's Eve): Close at 2 PM

Admission Prices



Senior (62+)


Student (non-UW)


Youth (Ages 4–17)


Youth (Ages 3 and under)


UW student, faculty, staff & retirees (Limit 1 per Husky Card holder)


First Thursday of each month (Learn more)


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Starting at $60, a Burke Museum membership pays for itself in only 3 visits!

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Burke Museum
4300 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA, 98105

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Photo: Brooke Fitts
Photo: Brooke Fitts

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. 


Tuesday–Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM
The café is open with eat-in and to-go options. Limited seating is available inside and on the outdoor patio. Masks are encouraged, but no longer required inside the café.

To order:

Visit the Off the Rez website or call 206.414.TACO  (206.414.8226)

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.

Off the Rez website

About Your Visit

We look forward to welcoming you to the Burke Museum! If you have any questions or need assistance, please ask someone in a Burke shirt. We're here for you! 

About Your Visit


Photo: Andrew Waits
Photo: Andrew Waits

Land Acknowledgement

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.

Visitor Photos


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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.

Photo: Pavel Verbovski
Photo: Pavel Verbovski