Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center

440 Fifth Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109- Map It
(206) 709-3100

AAA Editor Notes

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center is at 440 Fifth Ave. N., just e. of Seattle Center. Four themed galleries filled with thought-provoking interactive displays offer a look inside the foundation and its partners' work to reduce poverty, promote health, advance education and create opportunity. Visitors are introduced to the foundation's staff, partners and beneficiaries while exploring its history, strategies and innovations. Throughout the galleries visitors are invited to consider what they would do to create positive change. Video programs offering insight into the foundation's work rotate every half-hour. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Visitor center free. Parking: Pay parking is available in the Seattle Center Fifth Avenue N. parking garage (enter from Harrison or Republican streets).
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10-6, early June-late Aug.; 10-5, rest of year. Closed major holidays. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.