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General Tour Information

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center


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 for updates and at home resources. We appreciate your understanding.

Scheduled group tours are canceled through June 30, 2020

We appreciate your understanding.  

Public Tours: Tuesday–Saturday at 2 pm

There’s no need to register in advance for our daily public tours. These tours are recommended for small groups, or individuals looking for a guided experience.

Guided Group Tours

The Gates Foundation Discovery Center welcomes groups of 15 or more to schedule a free guided tour from our education team. The form below shows real-time availability and allows you to reserve your time at least two weeks in advance of your visit.

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays are focused on large, primarily school groups.
  • Afternoons, Fridays, and Saturdays are great for adult groups.
  • Thursdays are reserved for self-guided visits only.
  • Regular Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm
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Self-Guided Tour

If you are visiting with a larger group than we can support or on a day/time we cannot accommodate a facilitated tour, you can use the registration form below to select a self-guided slot.

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Sign Language Interpreter

We’re happy to provide an ASL interpreter. We ask that you submit a request two weeks before your visit. You can do so by noting your need for this service when booking a tour below.

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