Photo: Cathy Morris/Burke Museum
Photo: Cathy Morris/Burke Museum

The Burke Museum welcomes people of all abilities.

All galleries, restrooms, and museum spaces are designed in accordance with ADA specifications. Our visitor services team is happy to provide the following amenities on a first-come, first-served basis:

  • Wheelchairs
  • Folding cane seats
  • Visors and noise-reducing earmuffs 
  • Fidget wristbands 

Caregivers receive free admission. If you are a caregiver for a person with a disability, please let admission staff know during your visit.

Service animals are welcome in the Burke. Companion animals do not qualify as service animals and are not allowed in the museum. As other animals are not allowed in the building, you may be asked if you have a service animal upon entry.


NEW Archaeology Gallery Accessibility Tools pilot program. We're excited to launch accessibility tools for use in the Our Material World gallery. 

Learn more


Something else we can do for you? Please let us know!

To request additional accommodations during your visit please contact our Visitor Services Team at or 206.616.8616. We’re here to help! When possible, we prefer 10 days advance notice for these requests. 

We look forward to creating a great experience for you and your group in any way we can and welcome your feedback as we work toward creating a more equitable and accessible Burke Museum.


Visitor Services Team