PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Programs & Events

Artist Activation: Jessica Byrd Ghyvoronsky

Jessica Byrd Ghyvoronsky, our featured artist from the Where Do We Go From Here: Stories from a Transforming World exhibition will be activating and discussing her art installation as part of our public tour on the second Saturday of each month. Please note that COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results are required for eligible guests to attend in-person events at the Discovery Center. Face coverings are encouraged.

World Polio Day 2022

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test is required for entry. A limited number of rapid tests are available for guests onsite. 

ASL interpretation is available.       Celebrate World Polio Day 2022 with Rotary International and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center. This hybrid event will be an opportunity to celebrate progress in the fight against polio, but also discuss the remaining obstacles to overcome in order to achieve a polio-free world. Hear from our keynote speaker Ramesh Ferris, Rotarian, Global Citizen, and Polio Survivor. Ramesh lives in Canada and is a global advocate in the fight against polio. Former Seattle Rotary President and former King 5 anchor, Mark Wright, will moderate an engaging panel discussion with national and local leaders including Ana Leticia Nery from the Gates Foundation’s Polio Team, and Ezra Teshome, Rotarian, and Polio Plus Chair. Following the panel discussion, there will be time for questions from the audience.  We hope you can join us because, together, we can #EndPolio. 

EVENT SCHEDULE: 5 – 5:30 pm: Reception 5:30 – 5:45 pm:  Keynote by Ramesh Ferris 5:45 – 6 pm: Panel discussion 6:15 – 7 pm: Visit the galleries and discover ways to take action

We Belong Here: Celebrate the launch of the Belonging Compact

Join Civic Commons and the Discovery Center to celebrate the official launch of the Greater Seattle Compact for Belonging. The Belonging Compact is the blueprint for a region that truly lives its values of love, justice and belonging. On Oct. 27, we will gather at the Discovery Center to collectively commit to action and explore new ways to fully embrace the four belonging practices: conversations, advocacy, community and personal growth. Following a live recording of the We Belong Here podcast, attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the Belonging Compact and how they can take action to further belonging in their communities. Free | All-ages welcome Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or negative test required for entry.

Artist Activation: Jessica Byrd Ghyvoronsky

Jessica Byrd Ghyvoronsky, our featured artist from the Where Do We Go From Here: Stories from a Transforming World exhibition will be activating and discussing her art installation as part of our public tour on the second Saturday of each month. Please note that COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results are required for eligible guests to attend in-person events at the Discovery Center. Face coverings are encouraged.

Artist Activation: Jessica Byrd Ghyvoronsky

Jessica Byrd Ghyvoronsky, our featured artist from the Where Do We Go From Here: Stories from a Transforming World exhibition will be activating and discussing her art installation as part of our public tour this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Please note that COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results are required for eligible guests to attend in-person events at the Discovery Center. Face coverings are encouraged.

Giving Marketplace: Holiday Gifts That Give Back

Don’t miss the holiday giving event of the season! Find unique, ethically sourced gifts at dozens of pop-up shops that support women’s and girls’ empowerment, refugees, global health, and the environment. Enjoy family-friendly activities, and performances, then discover ways to take action on issues you care about. Free admission. Learn more about the event and our vendors

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