Plan Your Visit


Open Daily
10 AM – 5 PM

10 AM – 8 PM on the first
Thursday of the month


per person

Free to all on the first
Thursday of the month





Daily: 10 AM – 5 PM
First Thursday of each month: 10 AM – 8 PM


Independence Day (Jul. 4): All day
Thanksgiving Day: All day
Christmas Eve (Dec. 24): Close at 3 PM
Christmas Day (Dec. 25): All day
New Year's Eve (Dec. 31): Close at 3 PM
New Year's Day (Jan. 1): All day

During bad weather: During snowy or severe weather, the museum may also be closed. If in doubt, give us a call at 206.616.3962 after 10 AM to confirm that we are open.

Directions + Parking
Corner of 17th Ave NE and NE 45th St., Seattle 

University of Washington campus
Download a printable map (PDF)


Planning to visit the Burke? Parking can sometimes be tricky in the University district. We've compiled helpful tips to help you plan your visit and find parking if you need it.


We're open during construction!

Construction of the New Burke Museum is underway.

The New Burke

Olson Kundig | Stephanie Bower Architectural Illustration
Plan Your Visit

Current Exhibits

Explore the natural history and cultural heritage of the Pacific Northwest and beyond with the Burke's current exhibits. 

Events Calendar

There's always something interesting going on at the Burke! Visit our events calendar for more information.

Become a member + save

Receive a full year of free admission when you become a member at one of our many different levels. A family membership typically pays for itself in just a few visits.

Bring your group!

We offer a full-range of interactive programs for groups of all ages. Explore the topics and formats to find one that best suits your group!

Other Discounts

Check out these great discounts and promotions prior to your visit.

Make a Day of It

Explore some of our favorite sites and activities in the University District and other neighborhoods near the Burke. 

Visitor Tips + Accessibility

In case you have questions before your visit, we’ve provided these helpful details about our museum facilities, guidelines and accessibility.

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