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 tours @ 2 p.m., Wednesday – Saturday

440 Fifth Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109

Always free

Upcoming events

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Designing Motherhood Closing Reception

Tuesday, December 12, 2023 | 4 – 7 pm PST
Discovery Center

Don’t miss this special reception to celebrate the closing of the Designing Motherhood exhibition. Drop by, meet partners, and join a tour. Enjoy live music by Naomi Wachira, food and drinks.

Featured exhibition

Designing Motherhood
Things That Make and Break Our Births

On view through Dec. 30, 2023

Image of a red chrome breast pump


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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.

On view

Get involved gallery

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


A Better Way to Go

Opening late February 2024 |
A Better Way to Go: Toilets and the Future of Sanitation will highlight 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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