Early-bird: $20 (limited availability)
Early-bird: $20 (limited availability)
Journalist, storyteller, and National Geographic Explorer JENNIFER KINGSLEY specializes in the modern cultures of small communities around the world—from the polar regions to the islands of the South Pacific. In 2015, Jennifer founded Meet the North, a project that shares personal stories from some of the four million people living in the global Arctic to help transcend stereotypes and build understanding. She won the National Outdoor Book Award for Paddlenorth: Adventure, Resilience, and Renewal in the Arctic Wild, her story about one of her 50-day canoeing expeditions across the Canadian Arctic. Jennifer’s writing has appeared in leading outlets including National Geographic, the BBC, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and her radio documentaries have been recognized by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. She is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.
Oceanographer and National Geographic Explorer KATLIN BOWMAN studies mercury chemistry in marine environments using chemistry and genomic techniques, helping scientists understand how mercury concentrations have changed throughout history. Currently, she is studying how microplastic pollution in San Francisco Bay impacts mercury cycling. Katlin has spent nearly a year of her life at sea, spanning 12 expeditions. She has crossed the Atlantic, cruised through the tropical Pacific Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, walked across ice floes at the North Pole, and explored the seafloor in the deep-ocean submersible Alvin. A mentor to young women in science in a program for underrepresented women applying to graduate school, she is also the co-author and narrator of a children’s book, To the Top of the World, that tells the story of a research expedition to the Arctic Ocean.
National Geographic Explorer JUSTINE AMMENDOLIA is a marine biologist and science communicator at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where she researches plastic pollution across the remote beaches of Canada’s most eastern province. Justine has participated in shoreline marine debris surveys, taken drone footage, and collected samples at sea with local fishers in an attempt to understand the presence, movement, and potential harm caused by plastic pollution in Newfoundland waters. She has a deep passion for protecting the remote corners of our planet and their unique ecosystems, particularly those in our northern latitudes. Her work has also taken her to western Greenland and the Torngat Mountains in Labrador. An avid science communicator, Justine has received grants from the Explorer’s Club and Adventure Canada and is driven to pursue a Ph.D. in marine ecology and plastic pollution.
GEMINA GARLAND-LEWIS is a photographer and researcher focused on the intersection between ecology and health with experience working in 29 countries across six continents. Her work examines the myriad connections between humans, animals, and their shared environments. Her long-term projects explore the Azores’ former whaling communities, the human-animal bond in homelessness, and the interface of wildlife conservation and public health. Gemina has worked as a trip leader and photography teacher for National Geographic Student Expeditions since 2010, and her images were recently exhibited at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Her photography, writing, and stories have been featured by National Geographic News, National Geographic Adventure, and REI, among others. A past recipient of a National Geographic Young Explorer grant and a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, Gemina works at the University of Washington’s Center for One Health Research.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.