The new & improved Burke Museum reopens to the public this week!

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After a complete overhaul, the new Burke Museum will be opening its doors on Saturday! This incredible research museum features over 16 million objects in their collection and will be showing them off to the public later this week.

The Burke Museum first started way back in 1885. Launched by a group called the Young Naturalists, the Burke became Washington’s state museum in 1899 and has been delighting the region ever since.

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So, they needed to pull out all the stops for their grand unveiling, and it looks like they’re going to deliver. First off, the museum now has a completely new aesthetic, designed by the celebrated firm Olson Kundig.

Second, they want to share their excitement with Seattle and beyond by hosting a weekend-long festival. This will include dance performances, music, family-friendly activities and more!

One of the coolest parts about the new Burke is their ‘Off the Rez Café’. It is the first brick and mortar location of an Indigenous food truck that has been named one of the top 25 in the country.

New exhibitions, an outdoor festival, and we get to stuff our faces? Sign us up.

The Burke Museum

When: Opens to the public on Saturday, October 12
Where: 4300 15th Avenue NE

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