Gates Foundation Visitor Center

Events Calendar



Tuesday – Saturday 10am to 4pm
Book a Free Group Tour
The Gates Foundation Visitor Center welcomes groups of all kinds to schedule a free guided tour—from school groups and youth organizations to senior groups, international delegations, and families.
November 28 - December 31, 2014
The Give Effect Giving Tree

Feeling inspired to give back? Come to the Visitor Center to find simple ideas for how you can support organizations that are working to improve lives locally and globally. From Thanksgiving through the month of December, we invite you to join #TheGiveEffect by choosing a card from our “Giving Tree.”

So many visitors have asked us, “How can we give back?” The Give Effect is one answer to this frequently asked question. We have curated a list of “gifts” from seven organizations to get you started. Support a teacher. Give a warm meal and safe space to homeless youth in our community. Help provide a child with immunity from four diseases. And many more.

Every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday 2pm to 3pm
Join a Free Public Tour
Join a staff member for an hour-long interactive, guided experience of the Gates Foundation Visitor Center. All drop-in visitors are welcomed to join our public tours. Advance registration is not required. Admission is free.
December 2, 2014
Notes from the Field: Ebola in West Africa

Join us for an update on the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa. This FREE community talk will feature guest Mark Ferdig who leads Mercy Corps' emergency response in Liberia and around the world. The evening will be introduced by Steve Landry from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, who spent six weeks in Sierra Leone. The program includes audience Q&A. Co-presented with Washington Global Health Alliance.

Space is limited. Please register today to reserve your seat at

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