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Grand Opening: Indigenous Peoples' Day

  • Burke Museum 4300 15th Avenue Northeast Seattle, WA, 98105 United States (map)

Monday, October 14, is Indigenous Peoples' Day in the City of Seattle and at the Burke Museum! There will be Indigenous performances, including UW groups, and opportunities to engage in conversation about the Burke's collections throughout the day.

With working labs you can see into, one-of-a-kind objects all around you, and galleries filled with curiosity and conversation, it’s a new kind of museum—and a whole new way to experience our world.

Throughout Grand Opening Weekend, the new Burke Yard outdoor space will be transformed into a festival with multicultural music and dance performances, family-friendly activities, and food trucks.

Learn more about Grand Opening and see the Museum’s calendar for more events:

In honor of its collaborations with Indigenous communities, the Burke Museum invites all Indigenous peoples to see the new museum before it opens to the public at a free Indigenous Preview on Thursday, October 10, from 4–7 PM.


Book a timed ticket ahead of your visit:

- Advance timed tickets are offered every 60 minutes throughout the day. If advance tickets are still available, they will be listed at

- Please arrive as close as possible to the entry time listed on your ticket. There is a lot to see and do at the Burke Museum, so we suggest allowing between 1 1/2 and 2 hours to make the most of your visit.

- Walk up admissions may be available on a first come, first served basis as museum capacity allows.

Earlier Event: October 5
The Cascadia Food Festival