Friday, October 20, 6–8:30 pm, 5:30 pm for Burke members
Celebrate Halloween, Burke Nerd-style. Get up close and personal with the creepiest, crawliest specimens in our collection—and some that still slither and skitter. We won't judge you if you need a little liquid courage.
Admission includes two drink tickets. Additional drink tickets are available for $5 each. Valid photo ID required for alcoholic beverages.
Members receive discounts and get in early starting at 5:30 pm. Not a member? Join today!
First available reservation: November 12th, 2017
Sunday, November 12, 10 am – 5 pm
We've combined two of our most popular annual events—Bug Blast and Meet the Mammals—into an amazing day of fuzzy, slimy, cuddly and crawly fun! See hundreds of specimens from the Burke’s entomology and mammal collections, and hear from experts about all sorts of amazing animals that roam the earth!
Additional activities include:
Touch live bugs like tarantulas and cockroaches—if you dare!
Solve mysteries in an animal-themed scavenger hunt
Check out mammal headgear, such as massive antlers and horns
See beautifully-preserved butterflies and talk to experts from the Washington Butterfly Association
Examine the variety of ways mammals move—from bats that soar in the sky, to the mammals that swim in our oceans
Animal-inspired crafts, face painting, and more!
Please arrive at your ticket time to guarantee admission. There is a 30-minute grace period for event admission. Ticket holders who arrive outside of the grace period will be admitted as building capacity allows.
Visit our website to learn more about Amazing Animals and to Plan Your Visit.