University of Washington campus
17th Ave. NE & NE 45th St., Seattle
Parking info is on this page Parking is free on UW campus on Sundays.
Meet at 10am just outside the entrance to the Museum.
Burke Museum is offering Seattle Urban Sketchers a special group
discount for our sketch outing on Sunday, March 15! The regular price
for general admission is $10, but on that day, we’ll get in for half
price -- $5! To take advantage of this deal, please identify
yourself as an “Urban Sketcher” at the front desk and mention the
half-price discount. The staff will have the promotion in their log for the day, so they’ll be prepared to offer the discount.
note that pencils and colored pencils are allowed in the galleries, but
paints are not. We're checking on pens, so will update when we know
more. Also, you might want to scale down your sketch bag: "Large bags
are not allowed in the exhibit galleries. This includes large purses,
backpacks, shopping bags, briefcases, large totes and baby bags."
Update 2/28: stools are allowed.
Although pens are generally not allowed in the galleries, the museum is
making an exception for Urban Sketchers because they know we would be
careful, so let’s all use extra care and show them that we can be neat.
(Pens must be self-contained, not dip pens that require ink bottles.)
Burke is home to an amazing variety of collections, from full-size
skeletons of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals to the original
native American mask that inspired the Seahawks logo. The mammoth tusk
that was discovered in Seattle last year is there, as are human
artifacts from 17 cultures. Great stuff to sketch for everyone!
For those who don't want to pay the entry fee, there are interesting indoor and outdoor locations around the campus.