Oct. 2 – 8, 2017  9am – 5pm
General public: walk up any time


The Discovery Center is located at the corner of Denny Way and Westlake Avenue N. The exhibition will be set on the lawn behind the Center. Please click below for directions.

101 Westlake Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109 
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Doctors Without Borders presents Forced From Home, a free interactive tour that takes you behind the headlines about the global refugee crisis. Guided by experienced Doctors Without Borders aid workers, you’ll travel through a 10,000-square-foot space designed to convey the challenges facing a person forced to flee. You’ll also learn about the humanitarian aid we provide along the way.

Visitors experience virtual reality and 360˚ video, and interact with materials gathered from refugee camps, sea rescue missions, and emergency medical projects around the world.

Forced From Home tours are free, fully accessible, and take roughly one hour to complete. Families are welcome, however the content is best suited to children ages 12+.

General Public
Walk up any time between 9am – 5pm daily.

School groups welcome
Forced From Home is a great field trip opportunity for students in grades 7-12. Organizers must coordinate with our team and register in advance.

Bringing a group of 10 or more?
Please complete our group registration form at least 48 hours prior to your visit and we will be in touch to arrange a tour time.

American Sign Language tour
An American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter will be interpreting a tour for the deaf and hard of hearing on Saturday, 10/7, at 10 a.m. This tour will be first come, first serve, and is free and open to the public.

Become a Forced From Home volunteer
Forced From Home is a big event that requires lots of volunteers to help run it smoothly. To learn about the responsibilities and requirements, and to sign up, visit the volunteer page.

Donors RSVP here
RSVP for the donor reception by clicking here.  Please note there has been a change to the address details, the event is at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall 321 Mercer Street not 305 Harrison St as originally communicated in the printed invitation.

Have a question?
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page, email or call 212-400-3424 (M-F 9am-5pm EST).


Responding to the Global Refugee Crisis: From There to Here – Seattle, WA – Oct. 3, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 – 7:00 PM
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) invites you to a moderated panel discussion about the medical challenges faced by more than 65 million people currently displaced in the global refugee crisis.

Forced From Home “Footsteps of a Fieldworker” Tour – Seattle, WA – Oct. 8, 2017

The “Footsteps of a Fieldworker” tour is designed for medical and non-medical professionals interested in working with MSF in the field. Come learn how MSF staff work to provide aid to refugees around the world. Find out who we need, and register for this tour.

Guiuan Philippines 14 December 2013: Logistician in front of helicopter chartered by MSF for the emergency response after typhoon Haiyan swept over the Philippines.

Doctors Without Borders Recruitment Info Session – Seattle, WA – Oct. 10, 2017

On Tuesday, October 10, medical and non-medical professionals are invited to join us for an evening presentation to learn more about how you can join Doctors Without Borders’ pool of dedicated aid workers.