Gates Foundation Visitor Center

Location and Parking


440 Fifth Avenue North (East of Seattle Center)
Seattle, Washington 98109
(206) 709-3100 x7100


Regular Hours:
Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm 
Closed Sunday and Monday

Holiday Closures:
Closed on New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Extended summer hours: (First Tuesday of June through last Saturday of August)
Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 6pm
We will be open on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend


Paid parking is available onsite at the Seattle Center Fifth Avenue Garage and on neighboring streets. The garage and Visitor Center are both wheelchair accessible. Please note that we do not offer parking validation.


You can reach the Visitor Center on Metro buses 3 and 4, and via the Seattle Center Monorail.

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