Accessibility

Accessibility
at the Discovery Center

We aim to create the best visitor experience for all our guests. Below is a list of the accommodations available. Contact us at discoverycenter@gatesfoundation.org if you have specific needs or questions.

 

Mobility:
  • Ramp access throughout the Discovery Center
  • Push button door access on restrooms and main entrance
  • Two wheelchairs available
  • Portable stools available throughout our galleries

 

Vision:
  • Interactive, hands-on exhibits
  • Interpretive staff available to share, demonstrate, describe, and answer questions
  • Large print, high contrast handouts of exhibit text (coming soon)
  • Window shades to decrease light

 

Language:
  • Primary exhibit text available in French, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish
  • Spanish-speaking interpretive staff (subject to availability)

 

Hearing:
  • Hearing assistance devices available for our theater videos
  • ASL interpreters upon request for group tours, lectures, and public programs
  • Permanent exhibit closed captioned videos

 

Restrooms:
  • Single-stall, all-gender restroom available on request (Monday–Friday, 10 am–5 pm)
Please be aware we are not always able to offer the same day requests for accessibility accommodations at events and public programs, please request services in advance.

 

Our rotating Special Exhibits often come from different organizations or museums and may or may not offer the same accommodations.

 

Have ideas about improvements to our accessibility accommodations? Contact us at DiscoveryCenter@gatesfoundation.org

Address

Gates Foundation Discovery Center
440 Fifth Avenue North
Seattle, Washington 98109

Contact

(206) 709-3100 x7100 discoverycenter@gatesfoundation.org


Hours

REGULAR HOURS
  • Open: Tuesday – Saturday
    10 am to 5 pm
  • Closed: Sunday, Monday
    & most major US holidays
SPECIAL HOURS
  • New Year’s DayClosed
  • Independence DayClosed
  • Memorial DayClosed
  • Labor DayClosed
  • Thanksgiving DayClosed
  • Christmas EveClosed
  • Christmas DayClosed

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