Discovery Center

A Better Way to Go

Exhibition Opening Celebration

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 | 5 - 7 pm PST
Women chatting and laughing together at the Discovery Center.

Free to attend | All ages welcome | ASL services provided
In-Person at the Discovery Center | Directions

Celebrate the opening of A Better Way to Go: Toilets and the Future of Sanitation, a special exhibition featuring fascinating innovations like reinvented toilets, compelling interactives, and art installations. Powerful objects and stories highlight the progress being made on the world’s sanitation challenges. The exhibition will also explore how the Gates Foundation and its partners are addressing both the root causes and the symptoms of the inequities in sanitation — with the goal of protecting the health and dignity of everyone, no matter where we live.

Drop by and check out the following activities throughout the evening!  

  • Join a toilet talk led by foundation staff, innovators and grantees, 
  • Artist talk by internationally known environmental artist Vaughn Bell  
  • Try a water-tasting flight facilitated by one of our education staff. 
  • Share your own sanitation message by making an advocacy button. 
  • Talk with our staff about how you can be involved with the Discovery Center
  • Check out our Educator Corner to get lesson plan resources, posters, and learn about school workshops.  

Enjoy music by KEXP DJ Troy Nelson, food and refreshments. Co-hosted by the Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Program. 

Event Schedule:

5:30 p.m. Welcome Remarks
5:45 p.m. Artist Talk with featured exhibition artist Vaughn Bell  
6:15 p.m. Toilet Talk with Carl Hensman, Senior Program Officer, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
6:30 p.m. Toilet Talk with Shannon Yee, Associate Professor, G.W.W. School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology  

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