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Get closer to the edge of your seat with National Geographic events in D.C.! Enjoy live talks with National Geographic explorers, happy hours, and more.

Nat Geo Nights
Event
Happy Hour
Nat Geo Nights

Every month National Geographic opens its doors for a night of fun and exploration. These special monthly happy hours feature live stories from National Geographic Explorers, fun interactive activities, lively music, food, and drink specials at our cash bar. See the event ...

Monthly on the Third Thursday
Tour of Titanic
Event
Special Event
Tour of Titanic

Hear Titanic discoverer Robert Ballard’s firsthand account of how a top secret Cold War mission led to the sunken ship’s discovery on an intimate guided tour of our “Titanic: The Untold Story” exhibition.

Robert Ballard, speaker
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Sold Out
Exploring Ocean Worlds
Event
Conversation
Exploring Ocean Worlds

Join scientists Robert Ballard, Kevin Hand, Chris German, and Julie Huber to learn how new discoveries in our ocean may help unlock mysteries, including whether we are alone in the universe.

Robert Ballard, speaker
Chris German, speaker
Julie Huber, speaker
Kevin Peter Hand, speaker
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Exploring Ocean Worlds
Event
Student Matinee
Exploring Ocean Worlds

Renowned oceanographer and sunken Titanic discoverer Robert Ballard will dazzle students with stories from his 150 amazing deep sea expeditions, and inspire them to make their own discoveries!

Julie Huber, speaker
Robert Ballard, speaker
Thursday, October 25, 2018
For Students Only
National Geographic Education Summit
Event
Private Event
National Geographic Education Summit

Creating a planet in balance, one that can support all life, will be the greatest challenge of our century. We must equip the next generation with the curiosity, inspiration, and tools needed to care for and value the planet - ...

Sunday, October 28, 2018 – Monday, October 29, 2018
Private
Antarctica
Event
Virtual Reality Exploration
Antarctica

Join National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen for an unparalleled virtual reality tour of Antarctica, where he took incredible 360-degree footage of the breathtaking landscape and his encounters with wildlife.

Paul Nicklen, speaker
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Sold Out
The Food Explorer: David Fairchild
Event
Tasting
The Food Explorer: David Fairchild

Savor a unique multicourse meal, with specially paired drinks, hosted by National Geographic writer Daniel Stone featuring foods introduced to the U.S. palate over 100 years ago by food explorer David Fairchild.

Daniel Stone, speaker
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Nat Geo Nights: All Over the Map
Event
Happy Hour
Nat Geo Nights: All Over the Map

Learn the unexpected stories behind maps across history and cultures with science journalists Betsy Mason and Greg Miller, National Geographic geographer Alex Tait, and National Geographic Explorer M Jackson.

Betsy Mason, speaker
M Jackson, speaker
Greg Miller, speaker
Alex Tait, speaker
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Sold Out
Thin Ice
Event
Student Matinee
Thin Ice

Geographer and National Geographic Explorer M Jackson’s vivid storytelling will transport students into the Arctic world, humanize climate change, and inspire action.

M Jackson, speaker
Friday, November 16, 2018
For Students Only
Through the Lens
Event
Conversation
Through the Lens

Join award-winning documentary photographer Daniella Zalcman and others to explore the stories and techniques behind Daniella’s powerful series of multiple-exposure portraits of Native Americans who are pushing back against racial stereotypes.

Daniella Zalcman, speaker
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Uncovering Galilee: New Discoveries in the Holy Land
Event
Talk
Uncovering Galilee: New Discoveries in the Holy Land

Hear from archaeologist Jodi Magness, who has been excavating a monumental fifth-century synagogue in Israel’s Galilee and making exciting discoveries there, including the first-ever non-biblical story found decorating an ancient synagogue.

Jodi Magness, speaker
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Uncovering Galilee: Discoveries in the Holy Land
Event
Student Matinee
Uncovering Galilee: Discoveries in the Holy Land

Archaeologist and National Geographic Explorer Jodi Magness will guide students through some of her most exciting discoveries in Israel’s Galilee, where she has been excavating an amazing fifth-century synagogue.

Jodi Magness, speaker
Thursday, November 29, 2018
For Students Only
Getting the Story
Event
Conversation
Getting the Story

Discover the thrills and challenges behind making the world’s best-known magazine—and what it takes to get the perfect story—by hearing from some of National Geographic's award-winning editors and journalists, including Editor in Chief Susan Goldberg.

Rachael Bale, speaker
Susan Goldberg, speaker
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival
Event
Film Festival
Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival

The touring version of the popular Banff Mountain Film Festival features some of the world's top films highlighting adventure, exploration, and the outdoors.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 – Friday, February 1, 2019
Expand the Field
Event
Conversation
Expand the Field

Join us, on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, to hear from linguistic anthropologist Sandhya Narayanan, paleoanthropologist and stand-up comic Ella Al-Shamahi, oceanographer Katy Croff Bell, and carnivore ecologist Rae Wynn-Grant—amazing explorers who are pushing the boundaries ...

Rae Wynn-Grant, speaker
Katy Croff Bell, speaker
Ella Al-Shamahi, speaker
Sandhya Narayanan, speaker
Monday, February 11, 2019
Nat Geo Nights: Inside Egypt
Event
Happy Hour
Nat Geo Nights: Inside Egypt

Hear amazing stories about science and exploration in Egypt from marine ecologist and conservationist Ameer Abdulla, archaeologists Nora Shawki and Fred Hiebert, and National Geographic Senior Archivist Sara Manco.

Fredrik Hiebert, speaker
Sara Manco, speaker
Nora Shawki, speaker
Ameer Abdulla, speaker
Thursday, February 21, 2019
NEW NIGHT ADDED! When Women Ruled the World
Event
Talk
NEW NIGHT ADDED! When Women Ruled the World

Egyptologist Kara Cooney will deliver a fascinating tale of female power through the stories of six female pharaohs—shining a piercing light on perceptions of women leaders and why they have been so rare.

Kara Cooney, speaker
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Sold Out
When Women Ruled the World
Event
Talk
When Women Ruled the World

Egyptologist Kara Cooney will deliver a fascinating tale of female power through the stories of six female pharaohs—shining a piercing light on perceptions of women leaders and why they have been so rare.

Kara Cooney, speaker
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Sold Out

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