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March Montly Outing

March 15

Burke Museum
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. 

The 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.

Please 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.

Update 3/5:   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.) 

The 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. 


  1. Great location -- I've sketched there and the collections are fabulous. Could you also check on whether camp stools will be allowed? Thanks!

  2. Pens are not allowed; stools are allowed.