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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center

440 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
+1 206-709-3100
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Learn a bit about the Gates' philanthropy.

We stopped in while doing a walk around Seattle Center. If you are interested in philanthropy, or... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Richard R
Mukilteo, Washington
Very informative

We had an idea of this foundation, but found the exhibits very interesting, some interactive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hamptons, ny
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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center is a free public space where you can see and learn about the foundation's work and its efforts to help people around the world live healthy and productive lives.
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440 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
+1 206-709-3100
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Reviewed yesterday

We stopped in while doing a walk around Seattle Center. If you are interested in philanthropy, or learning more about the Gates', you will learn about the Gates Foundation and its work. Exept for those special interests, it is not a "must see" venue.

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an idea of this foundation, but found the exhibits very interesting, some interactive projects. Lots of great information, and a film that was informative.

1  Thank rdeanHamptons_Ny
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Before visiting I had a good idea of the work the foundation undertakes around vaccinations and eradicating avoidable illness. Spending time at this visitor centre showed me the much bigger breadth of the work done which I wasn't aware of. The centre is free and...More

Thank MsTracy1979
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wasn't sure what to expect, when I walked in the Gates Foundation Visitor Center. The staff were welcoming and pleasant. The exhibits were tastefully done and very informative. Definitely worth the time!

Thank PDXTravelingGirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited here twice. It is amazing to see what many $$ and some determination can do. They are making a huge difference, both internationally and in the US. What I like best is that they challenge the visitors to try and make a...More

Thank Fiona B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is free entry which is good, and we didn't know what to expect so it was most interesting to find out just how much the foundation does all around the world to try to improve the lives of people in need. Wonderful that Mr...More

Thank Jeannie2207
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did not know what to expect going in, but I had some time to kill before my next tour and this was just down the road from the main attractions at Seattle Center. You enter and are greeted warmly in the lobby. There is...More

Thank LifeisTooShort69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just across the street from the Seattle Space Needle, this low key building houses an impressive foundation that has had an transforming affect on the lives of women and children in third world countries in the area of health and education. Worth a visit.

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place was pretty good as far as demonstrating the good that can be done for populations across the world. When I asked if the foundation would be interestable in my idea of doing more with social media platforms and connecting brain injured populations, I...More

Thank Marty813
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of good information about the goals of the foundation and all the areas they are working in to better the conditions of people throughout the world. We were walking back to our hotel and decided to stop in. Glad we did

Thank dmc52
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cynde j
26 August 2017|
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Response from mercedese379 | Reviewed this property |
We took the bus because we did not want to deal with parking that foundation does not have it Sorry Yo will enjoy it
31 December 2016|
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Response from HalfWelshHalfKiwi | Reviewed this property |
Free, although it's such an inspiring place you may well feel moved to make a donation