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Virtual Reality Exploration

Antarctica

When
October 30, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9 PM
Price
$40
Virtual Reality Exploration

Antarctica

When
October 30, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9 PM
Price
$40

Photograph by Paul Nicklen

About this Event

Experience incredible 360-degree virtual reality footage of National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen’s expedition to Antarctica—from a dramatic encounter with a leopard seal to amazing views of the expansive frozen landscape. Join Paul for an unparalleled virtual reality experience that will bring to life the magazine’s November feature on his expedition.

  • Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium

    National Geographic Campus

Featuring

Photograph by Cristina Mittermeier

Paul Nicklen

Speaker

A National Geographic photographer, filmmaker, and marine biologist, PAUL NICKLEN has documented the beauty and plight of our planet for over 20 years. Whether he is ice diving among leopard seals in Antarctica, covering hundreds of miles of terrain in minus 40°F temperatures, or mastering aerial shots from his ultralight plane, Paul has specialized in photographing polar regions since 1995. His imagery has garnered over 30 of the highest awards given to photographers in his field, including the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the prestigious World Press Photo. Equally recognized by the conservation community for his outspoken work, Paul is co-founder of the nonprofit SeaLegacy, which uses visual storytelling to inspire people to help build a healthy future for our ocean. Partial proceeds from The Paul Nicklen Gallery in New York City fund SeaLegacy’s mission.

Virtual Reality in Grosvenor Auditorium

Virtual Reality in Grosvenor Auditorium  

See the Earth’s most extraordinary places like never before on virtual reality explorations led by world-renowned National Geographic Explorers and photographers. We provide all attendees with VR headsets to use during these immersive, unique experiences.

Plan Your Visit

Parking

Tickets to evening and weekend National Geographic live events in D.C. include free parking in our underground garage, located on M Street between 16th and 17th Streets NW. You must show proof of purchase to access the garage. Parking opens one hour before the event start time. For Nat Geo Nights events, parking opens at 5:00 P.M.

Parking is not available for museum or 3D film ticket holders. For museum ticket holders looking to park near the museum, Parking Panda or SpotHero can help you find parking nearby.

Bikes

The League of American Bicyclists has named National Geographic a silver Bicycle Friendly Business. For evening and weekend events, bicycle parking is available on level P-1 of the garage and at bike racks on M Street. For weekday daytime events, parking is available only at the bike racks located on M Street.

Directions

Driving Directions

National Geographic headquarters is located at 17th and M Streets, NW. The museum and store entrance is at 1145 17th Street; the Grosvenor Auditorium entrance is at 1600 M Street NW.

 

 

National Geographic is committed to promoting the use of sustainable transportation as a way to reduce local traffic congestion and air pollution. Please consider some of the District’s alternative transportation options:

By MetroRail

National Geographic is located a few blocks from the Farragut North Metro Station on the Metro’s Red Line. From the L Street Metro exit, head east on L Street toward 17th Street. Make a left on 17th Street. The museum will be on the right. Alternatively, take the Blue, Orange, or Silver Line to Farragut West. Exit the station at 17th Street NW, make a right out of the metro, turn left on 17th Street, and walk two blocks. The museum will be on the right. Visit the Metro website for more station information.

By MetroBus

A dozen MetroBus routes have stops located within a 1/4 mile of National Geographic, including the D1/3/5/6, N2/4/6, and the 42. To find the route closest to you, visit the Metro website.

By DC Circulator

The DC Circulator has one stop within walking distance of National Geographic. The Georgetown-Union Station route has a stop on K Street and Connecticut Avenue. From there, walk east on K Street and turn left on 17th Street. Walk one and a half more blocks and the museum will be on the right. For more information, visit www.dccirculator.com.

Capital Bikeshare

The District’s bike-sharing program makes bicycles available to anyone. Simply take a bike from one of over 115 stations in D.C. and Arlington, and return it to a docking station close to the museum. The closest docking stations to the museum are located at K and 17th Streets and 17th Street and Rhode Island Avenue. For more information about fees and station locations, visit: www.capitalbikeshare.com.

Accessibility

A wheelchair ramp is located on the M Street side of the museum’s main building. Automatic doors are on the 17th Street side. Wheelchairs are available at the ticket desk on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Please call the National Geographic Ticket Office at 202-857-7700 at least two weeks prior to your visit to request sign language interpretation, captioning, or hearing assistance devices.

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