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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center

440 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
+1 206-709-3100
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As a massive fan of Melinda and Bill for their humanitarian works I was in awe of this place. I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Halmark
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Gold Coast, Australia
Educational and Inspiring

The Discovery Center is a great introduction to what the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robert H
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Dearborn, Michigan
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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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  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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440 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As a massive fan of Melinda and Bill for their humanitarian works I was in awe of this place. I made my husband walk to the other side of town to see it and he was surprisingly impressed by the building and the museum. Lovely...More

Thank Halmark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Discovery Center is a great introduction to what the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is focusing their efforts on. Before I wandered in on a sightseeing walk, I had no idea what they were working on, but the exhibits here do a great job...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was by chance that we even visited this place. I think we were walking around after our visit to MOPOP and saw this building. I'm so glad we did. We spent a few hours just looking at everything Bill and Melinda do and how...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Self-guided tour; interactive exhibits. Explains how the Foundation was developed and continues to support innovative ideas and third world countries.

1  Thank Pauline D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Because of the great achievements by Bill Gates with MS, I expected more of same level action at this foundation and gallery, but at same time, I had to reflect on who am I to judge Bill or this foundation. What ever we do of...More

Thank Isaac B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was impressed with the low key yet inviting entrance into this admirable ‘make the world a better place’ focused centre. Kudos to the Gates on a job well done. The displays and photos are top notch. There are two small theatres also sharing good...More

Thank kpatters
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation headquarters tells the impressive story of projects the foundation has funded. It is small--can be seen in 1-1/2 hours--but you will leave feeling inspired to do something. My only quibble is that it could leave the visitor with a...More

Thank TechTraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can’t express how disappointed I am with this visitor centre. I’m most glad it’s close to space needle and the other museums so I can hit other tourist attractions after I escaped from this place. There’s no tour or guide at this place. Just...More

Thank juby2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well-presented displays communicate the work of the Foundation around the world. The overall theme is that "you too can make a difference!"

Thank swannygal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building is impressive from the outside. A full block. Their programs are worthed to be known, appreciated and supported.

Thank Moshe G
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cynde j
26 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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ebur2n
31 December 2016|
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