Arrive curious.
Leave inspired.

Imagine a world where all of us can live healthy and productive lives. Explore our exhibitions, learn about the work of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and its partners, and be inspired to take action on causes you care about.

Hours and location

Open Wednesday – Saturday | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Public tour @ 2 p.m. | Toilet tour @ 3:30 p.m., Wednesday – Saturday

440 Fifth Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109

Always free

Upcoming events

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International Women’s Day

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 | 4 – 7 pm PST
Discovery Center, Online

Join us for an inspiring event in celebration of International Women’s Day featuring a powerful keynote address, networking, and creative exploration.  

Now on view

A Better Way to Go
Toilets and the Future of Sanitation


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Tour & Staff Chat

Thursday, March 7, 2024 | 2 – 3 pm PST
Discovery Center

As part of our Tour & Chat Sanitation Stories series, we will be focusing on the themes in our exhibition A Better Way to Go: Toilets and the Future of Sanitation which features fascinating innovations, compelling interactives, and art installations. Find out more about global sanitation issues from members of the foundation’s WASH team.   

Exhibition highlights

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Our work gallery

At the Discovery Center, you’ll see examples of how we work with partners around the world to fight disease, gender inequality, make agricultural innovations, and more.

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Get involved gallery

How would you change your community for the better? We share all sorts of ways you can make a difference.

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A Better Way to Go

“A Better Way to Go: Toilets and the Future of Sanitation” highlights new innovations, powerful stories, toilets of the future, art installations, and visions of resilient and sustainable sanitation systems that can move the needle on this critical issue and save lives.

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