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General Tour Information

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.

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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