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Entries from January 2018


January 21st, 2018 by sarawilly

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods invites all Seattle residents to celebrate Neighbor Day on Saturday, February 10 by indulging in random acts of kindness. Neighbor Day is a special day set aside to reach out to neighbors, make new friends, and express thanks to those who help make our neighborhoods a great place to live. Residents, businesses, and community groups throughout Seattle are invited to participate.

Here are ways you can participate in Neighbor Day:

*   Do something nice for a neighbor: take them to coffee, clean up their yard, bake them some cookies, invite them for a walk.
*   Organize a neighborhood potluck, open house, or work party. It can be as big or simple as you want.
*   Join in a neighborhood service project to clean up a park, plant trees, or organize a neighborhood cleanup.
*   Hold a bake sale for charity or to raise money for a neighborhood project.
*   Use social media to share a “great neighbor” story with #NeighborDay.

If you are looking for more ideas, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has an extensive list on their website. They also have a list of participation ideas for local businesses or community groups.

If you choose to host an event that is open to the public, you can post it to the Neighbor Day online events calendar.

Join Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and thousands of community members in celebration of what makes Seattle great – our neighbors! Click here for more information or contact Sam Read at

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Check out the Burke

January 6th, 2018 by sarawilly

This winter and spring, escape the cold weather at the Burke Museum! From seeing baskets get carefully packed for the move into the New Burke, to hundreds of dinosaurs and other fossils on display at their annual Dino Days, there’s something for all interests and ages.


T. rex Live

Through June 10, 2018

Burke Museum

Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members or with UW ID

Something BIG is happening at the Burke! Last summer, Burke paleontologists discovered a Tyrannosaurus rex—including the 15th T. rex skull discovered in the world.

Watch as Burke paleontologists carefully remove rock from the skull of this incredible, 66-million-year-old beast. More and more of the skull will be exposed each week, so come back often to watch the progress!

Special Exhibit

Testing, Testing, 1-2-3: Work in Progress

Feb 2 – June 10, 2018

Burke Museum

Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members or with UW ID

Construction is underway on the New Burke, a flagship museum of natural history and culture for Washington state opening in 2019. Unlike other museums, where the public is on one side of the wall and collections and research are on the other, the New Burke will invite you to see and be part of discoveries as they happen.

In Testing, Testing 1-2-3: Work in Progress, see the behind-the-scenes work of getting ready for the New Burke and get a sneak peek of objects coming out of storage for display in the new museum.

Special Events

I Dig Dinos

Last Sunday of the month
January 28 / February 25 / March 25 / April 29
11 am – 2 pm

Burke Museum

Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members or with UW ID and children 4 & under

Bring your budding paleontologist to the Burke for monthly fossilized fun. Enjoy three prehistoric stations every month, ranging from touching real fossils, making discoveries in the dino dig pit, solving dinosaur mysteries, dino dress-up and more. Activities and themes change monthly so there’s always something new!

I Dig Dinos is open to everyone but is geared toward ages 3-7.

Special Event

Burke NiteLife: Ice Age Chillout
Friday, February 9, 2018

5:30–8:30 pm
Burke Museum

Purchase tickets now!

What’s cooler than being cool? Enjoying an “ice cold” beverage with your friends at Ice Age Chillout, the Burke’s next NiteLife event featuring creatures great and small that roamed the earth during the Ice Age.

Special Events

Fossil Fridays

Every fourth Friday of the month, Feb – May 2018

February 23 / March 23 / April 27/ May 25

12–4 pm

Burke Museum

Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members or with UW ID and children 4 & under

Celebrate Fossil Fridays at the Burke Museum and see live fossil preparation at the Burke! The doors will be open to our Testing, Testing 1-2-3: Work in Progress fossil prep lab so you can get up close to examine the incredible progress our paleontologists are making on the “Tufts-Love” T. rex skull and other fossils.

Special Event

Dino Days

Saturday, March 3 – Sunday, March 4, 2018

10 am – 5 pm both days

Burke Museum

Fossils take over the whole museum for this two-day prehistoric party! See hundreds of dinosaurs and fossils, meet Burke paleontologists and dig into hands-on activities.

  • See LIVE T. rex skull fossil preparation
  • Dino dress-up, crafts and face painting
  • And more!

Save your spot! Buy your tickets in advance of this popular event starting January 8 at!


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