Burke Museum

Burke Museum information

Seattle , USA
cnr 17th Ave NE & NE 45th St
+1 206 543 5590
Getting there
Bus: 70
More information
adult/child $10/7.50, 1st Thu of month free
Opening hours
10am-5pm, to 8pm 1st Thu of month
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An interesting hybrid museum covering both natural history and indigenous cultures of the Pacific Rim. On the entry level floor is, arguably, Washington's best natural-history collection focusing on the geology and evolution of the state. It guards an impressive stash of fossils, including a 20,000-year-old sabre-toothed cat. Downstairs is the 'Pacific Voices' exhibition with cultural artifacts amassed from around the Pacific Rim from Hawaii to Japan to Micronesia. The centerpiece is an excellent Pacific Northwest collection with some dramatic Kwakwaka'wakw masks from BC.

There's free admission on the first Thursday of the month, when the museum stays open until 8pm.