Arrive Curious. Leave Inspired. Gates Foundation Visitor Center

Admission is free. Tuesday - Saturday 10am-5pm

How can each of us make a difference?

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center takes visitors of all ages on an interactive journey that brings to life the connections we share with others across the globe.

Discover innovations and inventions that are helping to create a world where every person has the opportunity to live a healthy and productive life. Immerse yourself in debates about education, health and poverty. Take action on a cause that you care about. We also offer a rich array of programs and community events, educator resources and school tours.

Upcoming Events

Giving Marketplace
December 2 and 3, 10 – 5 p.m. FREE

Make a difference this holiday season!

Find unique, socially conscious gifts for your family and friends at dozens of pop-up shops that support a variety of causes. Make your own gifts from recycled materials, enjoy kids activities and interactive exhibits.

Visit our Giving Marketplace to connect with organizations making a difference locally and around the world.

More information

Location and Hours

We are conveniently located across the street from Seattle Center—home of the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, EMP Museum, and Pacific Science Center.

Larger Map and Directions

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

Holiday Closures and Summer Hours

Free admission
Onsite paid parking at Seattle Center Fifth Avenue Garage
Wheelchair accessible

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

Note: Between April 19 - June 30 we will be rolling out a series of dynamic new exhibits and updates! Areas of the Visitor Center may be closed at times but there will be plenty to experience.