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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center

440 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-4631
+1 206-709-3100
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Tease your Brain - Inspire your Heart

The walk to the Gates Foundation center is well worth it! This free center offers myriad examples... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Clare C
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San Antonio, Texas
Philanthropy central

The Gates have done so much good work with their fortune, that it is nice to visit the Discovery... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert S
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Lawrence, Kansas
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At the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center you can explore interactive exhibits and powerful stories highlighting how the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and its partners are working to improve the quality of life for billions of people around the globe. Discover innovations and bold ideas to solve pressing challenges facing our most vulnerable communities locally and globally. Find out how ordinary people are changing the world—and get inspired to take action. Free and next to Seattle Center.
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440 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-4631
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk to the Gates Foundation center is well worth it! This free center offers myriad examples of the human spirit and inspires the best in each of us. Truly - no problem is too hard to solve!

Thank Clare C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gates have done so much good work with their fortune, that it is nice to visit the Discovery Center, and maybe become a small part of their efforts. There are displays that show some of the many project that they are involved with world...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called in after wandering by. We took the guided tour and I can honestly say it’s worth every second of your time. You almost certainly will come out educated and enlightened. Check it out. If making things better interests you then this visitor center...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really learned a lot at the Center. Very informative and very educational. Good for families with older children. The exhibits really interested me and I learned much more about Bill and Melinda Gates and their family. I think they are doing great work around...More

Thank Cheri D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This space introduces the work that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are supporting to fundamentally improve the lives of millions of people. Interactive, fun and powerfully inspiring, this site is enjoyable for visitors of all ages.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun to see and appreciate what the foundation is doing. I am very happy that my daughter and I decided to go in and check it out.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to the public tour area gives insights into the remarkable projects supported by the Gates Foundation. The tour guides are knowledgable and the displays are professionally organized. I learned a lot

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only had a short time to visit this FREE museum and wish we had so more time to invest. It is small, but mighty in its mission and vision. Very inspiring and wish more company executives would follow what Bill & Melinda Gates have...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting Seattle to see our son who lives there. I was drawn to visit because I have always been impressed that Bill and Melinda Gates donate so much time and money to countries that do not have the resources to help themselves. I...More

Thank Jean S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a free experience located near the Space Needle. Inside, you will find various innovative ideas for worldwide use. We walked through some of the interesting innovations that have been developed or that entrepreneurs were developing. Several interactive areas are available to try your...More

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bettyolsgaard
28 February 2018|
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Response from Cshastry2 | Reviewed this property |
Since this place is surrounded by lot of other tourists spots there's no dearth of food / beverages... Happy tour!
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bettyolsgaard
28 February 2018|
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Response from Maria S | Reviewed this property |
Not inside the Discovery Centre but there is a small coffee shop one minute away.
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cynde j
25 August 2017|
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Response from mercedese379 | Reviewed this property |
We took the bus because we did not want to deal with parking that foundation does not have it Sorry Yo will enjoy it
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