Guest post alert! Special thanks to Julia Swan of the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
Parking in Seattle can be a real pain, especially in the University District – it’s limited and expensive. But it gives me just one more reason to commute to my job at the Burke Museum on the University of Washington campus by bike! Now through the end of the July, other cyclists also have good reason to ride over to the Burke. A new promotion at the museum called Bike to the Burke offers $2 off admission when you show your bike helmet at the front desk.
While you’re here, check out the new exhibit International Conservation Photography Awards and see some of the world’s best conservation photographs. Several of the photos in this exhibit take a look at conservation issues in our own backyard, such as pollution of Puget Sound waterways. Others will take you to places you may not ever see yourself, such as a landfill in Guwahati, India where humans and storks ransack the piles of trash looking for food or salvageable items, a former whaling station in Antarctica contaminated with asbestos that is now inhabited by fur seals, or the site of reef restoration in the Indian Ocean where a 2004 tsunami suffocated coral reefs with sand.
It’s always fairly easy to get to the UW Seattle campus by bike, especially with the proximity of the Burke Gilman, and now that we’re in the midst of summer quarter, the campus is nice and quiet and conducive to some very pleasant wandering. So make a trip over to the Burke Museum and spend some time exploring the university by bike!
The Burke Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information about the museum, click here.
Ed note: We can help you get started biking around the U-District area through our free bike commuting workshop being held on Sunday, July 11 at the U-Village Barnes & Noble. Join us!