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.