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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center

Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationThe Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center takes visitors of all ages on an interactive journey that brings to life the connections we share with others across the globe.

Discover innovations and inventions that are helping to create a world where every person has the opportunity to live a healthy and productive life. Immerse yourself in debates about education, health and poverty. Take action on a cause that you care about. The Discovery Center also offers a rich array of programs and community events, educator resources and school tours.

Arrive curious. Leave inspired.

Contact & Location
The Discovery Center is conveniently located across the street from Seattle Center—home of the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) and Pacific Science Center.

440 Fifth Avenue North (east of Seattle Center)
Seattle, WA 98109

(206) 709-3100x7100

Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm.

Closed Sunday and Monday and New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

FREE. No reservations necessary.
Exhibits and facilities are wheelchair-accessible.

FREE Tours
Free 60 minute public tours are offered Tuesday – Saturday at 2pm, no registration required.

Free group tours can be arranged in advance by contacting Please book two weeks in advance.

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