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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
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 – Saturday, February 2, 2019
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Additional Nights! Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival
Event
Film Festival
Additional Nights! 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.

Monday, January 28, 2019 – Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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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
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Galápagos
Event
Virtual Reality Exploration
Galápagos

Experience incredible 360-degree footage of the legendary and wild Galápagos Islands in exquisite detail with award-winning National Geographic Explorer and marine scientist Enric Sala.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
NEW NIGHT ADDED! When Women Ruled the World
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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
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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
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The Impossible Climb
Event
Talk
The Impossible Climb

Join climber and National Geographic writer Mark Synnott to hear stories from his book The Impossible Climb, a riveting account of decades of climbing history.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Environmental Film Festival
Event
Film Festival
Environmental Film Festival

See the world’s premier showcase of environmentally themed films—the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital—and attend the festival’s marquee events at National Geographic.

Thursday, March 14, 2019 – Sunday, March 24, 2019
Bears Ears National Monument Encore Presentation
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Virtual Reality Exploration
Bears Ears National Monument Encore Presentation

Take a spectacular virtual tour of Bears Ears National Monument with photographer Aaron Huey, who is using cutting-edge technology to capture its beauty and significance.

Aaron Huey, speaker
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Nat Geo Nights: Cities of the Future
Event
Happy Hour
Nat Geo Nights: Cities of the Future

Hear from National Geographic Explorers Lillygol Sedaghat, Daniel Raven-Ellison, and Skylar Tibbits, who are helping to document and shape the cities of the future.

Lillygol Sedaghat, speaker
Daniel Raven-Ellison, speakers
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Through the Lens: Tokyo Transect
Event
Talk
Through the Lens: Tokyo Transect

Discover the hidden truths of modern city life in densely populated Tokyo with celebrated photojournalist David Guttenfelder and National Geographic writer Neil Shea.

Neil Shea, speakers
Thursday, March 28, 2019
From the Archive: Secrets of Egypt
Event
Insider Event
From the Archive: Secrets of Egypt

See exclusive footage and photos from historic National Geographic expeditions in Egypt including unpublished autochromes of the Sphinx, and much more.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Through the Lens: Saving Africa's Wildlife
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Talk
Through the Lens: Saving Africa's Wildlife

See—and hear stories behind—photographer Brent Stirton’s work in his native continent to reveal the dangers confronting those at the front lines of African wildlife conservation.

Brent Stirton, speaker
Thursday, April 11, 2019
"Queens of Egypt" Tour
Event
Exhibition Tour
"Queens of Egypt" Tour

Get a behind-the-scenes tour of our exhibition “Queens of Egypt” with National Geographic Fellow Fred Hiebert and go back in time some 3,500 years.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Nat Geo Nights: Possible Worlds
Event
Happy Hour
Nat Geo Nights: Possible Worlds

Hear from National Geographic Explorers—volcanologist Stephanie Grocke, astrobiologist Kevin Peter Hand, and astronomer Munazza Alam—studying our place in the universe and searching for life beyond Earth.

Munazza Alam, speaker
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Manta Ray Eden
Event
Virtual Reality Exploration
Manta Ray Eden

Join marine biologist and technologist Erika Woolsey on a mesmerizing VR journey to the underwater eden of Palau where manta rays live in spectacular numbers.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Explorer Trivia Night
Event
Trivia
Explorer Trivia Night

We’re partnering with District Trivia for a night of Nat Geo–inspired questions, where you’ll test your world knowledge, hear explorer talks, and play for prizes.

Friday, May 3, 2019
Nat Geo Nights: Gorongosa
Event
Happy Hour
Nat Geo Nights: Gorongosa

Explore Mozambique’s exceptionally biodiverse Gorongosa National Park with conservation ecologist Dominique Gonçalves and park staff Matthew Jordan and Larissa Sousa.

Thursday, May 16, 2019
Nat Geo Nights: America's Last Wild Places
Event
Happy Hour
Nat Geo Nights: America's Last Wild Places

Explore the expansive American grasslands and Great Plains with conservation ecologists Daniel Kinka and Rae Wynn-Grant and photojournalist Amy Toensing.

Amy Toensing, speaker
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Nat Geo Nights: Stories From the World
Event
Happy Hour
Nat Geo Nights: Stories From the World

Travel the globe—from Ireland to Singapore and beyond—with 2018-19 Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellows: Jennifer Gil, Jen Guyton, Katie Thornton, Emily Toner, and William Tyner.

Thursday, July 18, 2019
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