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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center

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Excellent Philanthropy & Technology

The Discovery Center is completely free to enter - so you can't beat that! If you want to feel... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MarinaSo201
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Bellevue, Washington
Nice insight into the Philanthropy of the Gates Foundation

We came here to understand what Bill Gates philanthropic endeavors has gone on since he left... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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At the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center you can explore interactive exhibits and powerful stories highlighting how the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and its partners are working to improve the quality of life for billions of people...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Discovery Center is completely free to enter - so you can't beat that! If you want to feel inspired by an amazing exhibit of philanthropy, definitely stop by! They use interesting technology/displays to introduce you to people and display information about global humanitarian issues....More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank MarinaSo201
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here to understand what Bill Gates philanthropic endeavors has gone on since he left Microsoft. This was a well designed building near the Space Needle and next to its own parking garage. The exhibits were insightful in seeing how the foundation has helped...More

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed December 4, 2019 via mobile

We try to visit every time we are in Seattle as exhibits rotate. Excellent work depicted here. Took a friend for the first time. She loved it.

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed November 18, 2019 via mobile

This place offered information on very prominent current world issues, everything the foundation is doing, and offers the public advice on how they can make an individual contribution. I left VERY inspired and have praised this museum to friends I stayed with in Austin, and...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank nickb9902
Reviewed November 12, 2019

An interesting, if somewhat self serving view into the Gates foundation. Some of the exhibits were fun although some were technical and dry. Worth a 1/2 to 1 hour visit if you are in the area or want somewhere dry to go to when it...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank flo220
Reviewed November 9, 2019

Lots of activities for the young kids, and much more information for the teens to read. As an adult, this was an inspiring visit to see the work and innovations of ordinary people transforming the world.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed November 9, 2019

Spent a wonderful evening with several hundred Rotarian's celebrating our work with the Gates Foundation on Polio in Africa and around the world . The whole center and campus is inspiring and thought provoking and making me think about what more can i do.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Mike O
Reviewed November 5, 2019

Went there on a field trip with my son. For us it was very boring. Lots to read, not a lot of places to sit, boring cafe. Spend your time doing something else. Don’t waste your time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Amy D
Reviewed October 18, 2019

This very clearly explains the work of the foundation. It is information, inspiring, and motivating.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jill C
Reviewed October 17, 2019

I thought it would be techy, but it went far beyond that. It is quite small and probably only takes 1-2 hours, but it is well worth spending the time.

Date of experience: September 2019
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bettyolsgaard
February 28, 2018|
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Response from Cshastry2 | Reviewed this property |
Since this place is surrounded by lot of other tourists spots there's no dearth of food / beverages... Happy tour!
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bettyolsgaard
February 28, 2018|
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Response from Maria S | Reviewed this property |
Not inside the Discovery Centre but there is a small coffee shop one minute away.
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cynde j
August 25, 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
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