Group Visits

Photo: Andrew Waits
Photo: Andrew Waits

Temporary Closure Notice


Based on directions from the State of Washington and King County health officials, the Burke Museum is closed until it is safe to reopen. As a public gathering space, this is a preventative action to slow the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of our community, visitors, staff and volunteers.

If you have questions or pre-purchased tickets, contact, 206.543.7907 to reschedule.

Groups of 10 or more save on admission

Planning a visit to the Burke with 10 or more people? Schedule your Group Visit in advance and you'll receive 15% off* paid admission for groups of 10 or more and skip the admission line giving you more time to enjoy the museum. We can accommodate up to 30 guests per group.

*Applies only to orders of 10 or more paid tickets and cannot be combined with additional discounts. Visitors who receive free admission are welcome to join the group, but do not count toward the minimum group size of 10.


Group Visits can be scheduled during three times during the day 11 am, 12:30, and 2 pm.* If you have a bus and need to reserve one of our three bus parking spaces, please plan your visit between the hours of 2–5 pm. 

*Group Visits are not available on the Free First Thursday of each month when museum admission is free.

Schedule Your Visit

Group Visit Request

Questions & Answers

We currently offer a flat fee for group visits of 15% off. Please email for additional inquiries.

Please let us know that you need parking when you fill out the Group Visit Request form. Bus parking is first come first serve, and we will do our best to accommodate your group.

The Burke Museum does not offer guided tours, but we do feature interactive opportunities on the weekends to learn about Burke research from SPARK gallery volunteers and speak with staff and volunteers working with collections during our Open Door moments

Please tell your guests to check in by the Burke Museum Admission desk just inside the main entrance.

Parties cancelled seven (7) or more days PRIOR to the reserved date will be refunded 50% of the total cost. We do not refund cancellations that are made with less than 1 week from the reserved date, but can work with you to move your booking to another date.

For groups larger than 30, our Visitor Services Team will work with you to schedule multiple smaller groups to enter at different times.

Visitors who get into the Burke with free admission are welcome to attend as part of your group. However, free admission tickets do not apply toward the minimum group size of 10 required to qualify for the 15% discount.

We have a robust field trip program with a range of prices and options including self-guided and facilitated field trips. K-12 institutions should check out our field trips page. 

No. Only the 15% discount for groups of 10 or more paid guests can be applied to group visits.


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Photo: Andrea Godinez/Burke Museum
Photo: Andrea Godinez/Burke Museum