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Burke Museum of Natural Hist & Culture

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The Burke Museum, located on the campus of the University of Washington in Seattle, is a major national resource for information on the natural and cultural history of the Pacific Northwest and is the only major natural history museum in the Northwest. It's a treasure trove of natural and artistic wonders from the Pacific Northwest and the Pacific Rim. Collection highlights include towering totem poles and huge, hand carved cedar canoes; the region's only dinosaur skeleton; beautiful gems and minerals; fascinating fossils; birds, beetles, and butterflies.

The museum is open daily 10:00am - 5:00pm every day and open until 8:00pm on the FIRST Thursday of the month. All facilities are accessible; wheelchairs are available. Admission is charged except for museum members, children 5 and under, and UW students/staff/faculty. Please note that there may be additional fees for special exhibits and programs.

Location: PO Box 353010, 17th Ave NE and NE 45th St, Seattle Washington 98195 Telephone 206-543-5590 Fax 206-685-3039

Other History nearby:
(Bainbridge Island) Bainbridge Island Historical Museum
(Seattle) Ballard Avenue Historic District
(Black Diamond) Black Diamond Historical Museum
(Snohomish) Blackman House Museum
(Bothell) Bothell Historical Museum
(Edmonds) Brackett's Feed Barn


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