About Your Visit

Photo: Mark Stone/University of Washington
Photo: Mark Stone/University of Washington

We look forward to welcoming you to the Burke Museum!

Welcome Back Guidelines
View our Welcome Back Guidelines to learn more about how the Burke is keeping visitors, staff, volunteers, and our community safe.

Vaccination verification
Proof of vaccination is required for museum admission and to enter Off the Rez Café. 
Please view our Welcome Back Guidelines for more information. 

Masks are required for all
All staff and visitors (except children under the age of 5) are required to wear a mask in all public spaces and galleries for the entirety of your visit, regardless of vaccination status or if they are the only person/pod in a gallery. Children ages 3–4 are encouraged to wear masks, although not required. 

For those who cannot wear a mask due to medical reasons, please contact burkevis@uw.edu or 206.616.8616 for accommodation information. 

Visitor Guide
Download the Visitor Guide before your visit or view it while you're in the museum. Download Visitor Guide (PDF).

Accessibility
The Burke Museum welcomes people of all abilities. All of our galleries, restrooms, and museum spaces are designed in accordance with ADA specifications. Learn more about Accessibility at the Burke Museum.

Backpacks & Large Bags
Please plan ahead and leave backpacks and large bags at home.

Food & Drink
Food and drink are available from Off the Rez Café; outside food allowed in the Cascade Room and outside on the terraced steps of the Burke Yard.

Lost & Found
Lost and Found items held at the admissions desk by Visitor Services staff. Contact burkevis@uw.edu or 206.616.8616 if you need assistance.

Photography & Video
Photography and video without flash is allowed throughout the museum for personal use. Permission is required from burkepr@uw.edu before filming or photography for press/commercial purposes, or using a tripod. Please be considerate of staff and volunteers working when taking photographs; if photography is disruptive visitors may be asked to put away cameras or phones. 

Sketching & Drawing
Both regular and colored pencils are welcome in the museum galleries. Please leave your pens and markers at home or check them at the admissions desk on Floor 1.

Restrooms
Restrooms are all-gender throughout the museum. Shared, multi-stall and private, single-stall restrooms are located on every floor. By offering restrooms that are all-gender, the Burke Museum seeks to minimize structural barriers to access and create a space that is welcoming to all. 

Lactation Room
Mothers are welcome to nurse wherever they are comfortable within the building. A private lactation room is also available on Floor 2.

On-site safety for visitors and staff is supported by a grant from the Puget Sound Energy Foundation.

 


Questions?

Visitor Services Team
burkevis@uw.edu
206.685.3861


 

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