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Designing Motherhood
Things That Make and Break Our Births

This exhibition explores the arc of human reproduction through the lens of art and design. While being born is a universal human experience, the designs that shape it are not. 

  • A visitor examines the reinvented toilet on the ramp of the Discovery Center.


    A Better Way to Go: Toilets and the Future of Sanitation

    Opening late February 2024 | A Better Way to Go: Toilets and the Future of Sanitation will highlight new innovations, powerful stories,…

  • Visitors in the welcome gallery of the Discovery Center. The main feature is a young girl in a red shirt who is facing a screen and is in attendance with her guardian.

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    Welcome gallery

    Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates started the Gates Foundation with the belief that everyone deserves the chance to live a healthy,…

  • A gallery shot of the "Our Work" gallery featuring visitors looking at exhibits on display in the Discovery Center.

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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…

  • Close up of the share your cause rack in the Discovery Center. Visitors can personalize a card and hang on the rack during their visit.

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    Get involved gallery

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

  • Two young adult visitors examine a reinvented toilet on display at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center.

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    What’s next

    Learn about exciting new projects we’re supporting, some based on cutting-edge science and others super low-tech and low-cost.

  • Collection of five images of headshots of our exhibition storytellers.


    Enduring COVID-19: Stories from our Transforming World

    Bringing together stories of strength, innovation, and hope from our community in Washington State during the COVID-19 pandemic, this online experience created…