About Us

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center is located at the global headquarters of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle. It is a free public space where all are welcomed to experience the vision and work of the Gates Foundation and the individuals and organizations we partner with.

The Discovery Center’s interactive exhibits, programs, and digital platforms focus on sharing the stories of the foundation, its partners, community members, and inspiring people to make a difference on causes they care about. 

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center is TEMPORARILY CLOSED 

We are closely monitoring the developments with the global spread of COVID-19. As a health-focused organization, we are aligning with the practices recommended by our local public health departments.

Visit discovergates.org/DCatHome for updates and at home resources. We appreciate your understanding.

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Gates Foundation Discovery Center
440 Fifth Avenue North
Seattle, Washington 98109


(206) 709-3100 x7100 [email protected]


  • Open: Tuesday – Saturday
    10 am to 5 pm
  • Closed: Sunday, Monday
    & most major US holidays
  • New Year’s DayClosed
  • Independence DayClosed
  • Memorial DayClosed
  • Labor DayClosed
  • Thanksgiving DayClosed
  • Christmas EveClosed
  • Christmas DayClosed
  • New Year's EveClosed

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