Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, Seattle

(4.3/5 based on 380 reviews on the web)
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  • Probably the greatest benefit of this tour for me, was understanding what the foundation does, how it is implemented, and who actually benefits. What an organisation. It was a busy day, with tours goi...  more »
  • I've been to this center twice and while they have some interesting facts and exhibits, the place itself is a true disappointment. The second time I went (at the request of some guests) the two people...  more »
  • It was informative to read all about the good things that the Gates Foundation is doing for our world. However, it wasn't a WOW experience. 
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  • The visitors center is a great place to learn about global development. For a 'museum' with a relatively dry subject matter the exhibits are well designed and generally interactive. If you're in the area it's worth a quick visit of 30-60 minutes to learn about development and what the Gates Foundation is doing both domestically and abroad.
  • If you're visiting the Space Needle or the Chihuly Glass Museum (or even if you're not) you should definitely swing by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Centre. It's free, it's inspiring and the work they are doing is totally awesome. The space is super spacious and modern, the exhibits are really interactive and there's plenty of opportunities for you to have your say because together we really can make a difference. Well worth a look.
  • After spending the day at Seattle Center we decided to check out the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center. Great place to visit to wind down after a long day. Staff members manning the desk were informative and friendly. You are welcome to walk through sections of the building, each one different, to learn about people's stories. The goal of the visitor center is to help motivate or inspire you to take action to improve the lives of others - at the end of the tour you can offer up ways on how you want to help. Lots of interactive stations for kids to push, pull, roll, lift...etc. Wheelchair and/or baby stroller accessible. Bathrooms are located by the entrance to the left of the front desk. Coats/jackets, backpacks and/or extra items can be stored conveniently in baskets by the front desk at no charge. No food/drinks allowed inside (baby bottles, water bottles are ok - open container is not). Paid garage parking available ($15/day). Also check out the coffee shop, Seattle Grind, located inside the parking garage.
  • One of the best curated museums I've been into in a long time. Very interactive for adults and children and designed to spread the word about the foundation and inspire you to make change in the world. Free and don't even ask for donations.
  • Fantastic stuff being done here. Very well organized and played out. Great for groups learning how to make a difference.