Gates Foundation Visitor Center

The free visitor center at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation takes guests of all ages through the connections we have with each other across the planet. From mosquito nets to personal water filters, see the ingenious ways people are helping other people. Guided tours can be requested in advance via the website. The visitor center is located across the street from the Seattle Center campus.

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Experience powerful stories of progress, examples of bold innovations, and inspiring ideas for taking action at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center. Interactive exhibits highlight the foundation's work with partners to improve lives locally and globally. Take part in discussions around current issues from health and education to homelessness and find out how to make a difference in a cause that you care about.


Upcoming exhibition:


Women Hold Up Half the Sky

June 8, 2017 – January 27, 2018

Don’t miss this special exhibition inspired by the critically-acclaimed book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

Women Hold Up Half The Sky features stories of women who have changed their lives through education, economic empowerment, courage, and hope. It challenges visitors to open their eyes, minds, hearts, and most of all, to take action to improve women and girls’ lives locally and globally.

Always Free, Next to Seattle Center

440 5th Ave. N, Seattle, WA  98109

Tues-Saturday 10 – 5 p.m.

Open until 6 p.m. Memorial Day to Labor Day

440 Fifth Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98109
United States

Map of Gates Foundation Visitor Center