Seattle, February 1st. Portlanders were on hand for the opening of the new Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center. Karol Brown is a board member for Hands to Hearts International and Laura Peterson is the Founder/Director. Laura was one of just 70 people invited to attend the Innovator’s Forum because of her work with vulnerable children and economically disadvantaged women around the globe.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center opens to the public Saturday, February 4th. It’s an interactive attraction to connect visitors to the work of the foundation and help them explore their own solutions to some of the world’s toughest challenges. The Center is located near the Space Needle and the Experience Music Project in downtown Seattle. Admission is free.
From family homelessness in the Pacific Northwest, to education in the United States, to malariain Africa, visitors can touch, interact with, and focus on exhibits that address the issues that interest them most. Visitors can also join conversations about important global and local issues. Exhibits encourage people to explore their own solutions and share ideas with other visitors and their own communities.
Throughout the year, content will be updated based on contributions to the exhibits. For school or other groups and the public, the foundation also plans to host foundation videos, presentations, and public talks.
The Visitor Center, located at 500 Fifth Avenue North in Seattle, is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To learn more, visit www.gatesfoundation.org