Getting Here

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center is TEMPORARILY CLOSED 

We are following the Gates Foundation’s current work from home status due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Connect with us on discovergates.org for virtual programs, fun activities, exhibits, and resources.   

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

Visit the Discovery Center @ Home


We are located next to the Seattle Center on the corner of 5th Avenue N. and Republican Street.

Parking

Pay lots are in the surrounding area and parking fees vary. The nearest parking lot available is the Seattle Center Fifth Avenue Garage. The garage and Discovery Center are both wheelchair accessible. Street parking is available on neighboring streets. We do not offer parking validation.

  • PARKING LOCATIONMAP IT
  • Seattle Center Fifth Avenue Garage
  • Republican Parking at Memorial Stadium
  • Mercer Street Garage
  • Diamond Parking Roy Street
  • Metered Parking

Public Transportation

You can reach the Discovery Center on Metro Buses 3 and 4, and via the Seattle Center Monorail.

Address

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

Contact

(206) 709-3100 x7100 [email protected]


Hours

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

School & Educators

The Gates Foundation Discovery Center welcomes school groups and field trips, and we encourage you to book a free group tour at least two weeks in advance.

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