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Dino Days at the Burke Museum

The Burke Museum


It's that time of year again—Dino Days are back at the Burke Museum. Not only will kids get a chance to see hundreds of exciting dinosaur fossils and other prehistoric creatures from the Burke's collection, but they'll also get to meet paleontologists and talk to them about what it's like to have a career working with fossils, as well as their groundbreaking research from around the world. 

But wait, there's more:

Watch paleontologists prepare the skull of the recently discovered "Tufts-Love" T. Rex!

Uncover prehistoric creatures in a fossil dig pit!

Make a fossil imprint to take home!

Have your face painted like a dinosaur!

There are so many fun and educational things to do, you'll have a full day's worth of activities here. Don't forget to get a closer look at the tools paleontologists use out in the field and have your child complete the fossil challenge so they can become a certified junior paleontologist. They'll love telling everyone about their new skills!

Due to the popularity of Dino Days and to make sure everyone has room to enjoy the event, timed, pre-sale tickets are now available. We highly recommend purchasing your tickets in advance to ensure your spot!



Where: The corner of 17th Avenue NE and NE 45th Street on the University of Washington campus.
When: Saturday and Sunday, March 3–4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $7.50-$10

Note: Expect large crowds at Dino Days. If the nearby parking lots are full, there is street parking available on adjacent streets and other lots on campus that are a short walk away. View the Directions & Parking page for more information. 


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