Gates Foundation hosts Innovation Day

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center (440 Fifth Ave. N.) is giving curious Seattlelites a behind-the-scenes look at some of the unique solutions our city is responsible for. 

For the 10th-anniversary of the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative, a catalyst for advanced solutions, the Gates Foundation’s Visitor Center will host Innovation Day, a free celebration and exploration of award-winning inventions designed to help improve lives around the world, on Saturday, Oct. 4.

Guests will be able to see cutting-edge, prototype demonstrations, design their own tools and hear from some featured innovators, like Hippo Water Roller Project, Washington FIRST Robotics and Pacific Science Center.

To learn more about the program and activities, visit