Family Activities:

Gates Foundation Discovery Center


Gates Foundation Discovery Center

440 5th Avenue North, Seattle, 98101, WA

This free museum showcases the amazing contributions Bill and Melinda Gates have made to our society, and inspires others to do the same; even teens will be influenced by the experience. Visitors enjoy interactive exhibits and videos during guided tours that last anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes.

The Gates Foundation Discovery Center offers guided tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Visitors are also welcome to explore on their own, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (6 p.m. in the summer months).

The museum is situated across the street from the Museum of Pop Culture and is accessible by the Seattle Center Monorail; there’s also a paid parking garage adjacent to the building.

Recent Traveler Reviews

Inspirational and free!

by 486SusanR

What an optimistic experience. Melinda focuses a lot of her attention on arming women in communities to control their destinies. A great destination for schoolchildren with hands on experiments.
Amazing to see what they are trying to accomplish

by MyersFamilyTravelers

Free to visit, and it is truly inspiring to see he work they are doing. Some nice videos to explain how they started and their goals as well as examples of some of the tremendous…