Burke Museum

Museum in U District

An interesting hybrid museum covering both natural history and indigenous cultures of the Pacific Rim. Inside you'll find, 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 saber-toothed cat. Also not to be missed is an awe-inspiring collection of Kwakwaka'wakw masks from British Columbia.