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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
Museum Film Screenings
Event
Film
Museum Film Screenings

Throughout the year, we show adventure-packed, thought-provoking, and visually stunning National Geographic films on our campus.

Saturdays and Sundays
Jerusalem 3-D
Event
3D Film
Jerusalem 3-D

Unprecedented access to the city’s holiest sites, as well as rare and breathtaking aerial footage of the Old City and the Holy Land, combine to make Jerusalem 3-D a unique and stunning cinematic experience.

Saturday, November 18, 2017 – Sunday, January 6, 2019
Nat Geo Nights: From the Canopy
Event
Happy Hour
Nat Geo Nights: From the Canopy

Hear captivating stories about life in the treetops, from Madagascar to the Pacific Northwest, with National Geographic Explorers Kevin McLean, Meg Lowman, Peter Houlihan, and Nalini Nadkarni.

Peter Houlihan, speaker
Kevin McLean, speakers
Nalini Nadkarni, speaker
Meg Lowman, speaker
Thursday, September 20, 2018
From the Rain Forest Canopy
Event
Student Matinee
From the Rain Forest Canopy

Canopy biologist Meg Lowman will share the beauty, wonder, and science of the rain forest with students, inspiring them to do their part to protect it for years to come.

Meg Lowman, speaker
Friday, September 21, 2018
For Students Only
BYT & Nat Geo's My Party Will Go On!
Event
After-Hours
BYT & Nat Geo's My Party Will Go On!

Your heart will go on for our eighth annual after-hours campus takeover by Brightest Young Things. Join over 2,000 other partygoers—many in costume—and descend on National Geographic headquarters for a night full of edutainment and surprises.

Jennifer Kingsley, speaker
Katlin Bowman, speaker
Justine Ammendolia, speakers
Gemina Garland Lewis, speakers
Friday, September 21, 2018
Free Solo
Event
Film
Free Solo

Join documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi, photographer Jimmy Chin, and rock climber Alex Honnold for an advance film screening and discussion of Free Solo, which documents Alex’s historic 2017 free solo climb of Yosemite’s 3,200-foot El Capitan peak.

Jimmy Chin, speaker
Alex Honnold, speaker
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
From the Archive: Into the Deep
Event
Special Event
From the Archive: Into the Deep

We’re combing through our expansive archives to share rarely seen video, images, and artifacts from over 100 years of deep sea exploration—including exclusive photos from Titanic discoverer Robert Ballard’s expeditions.

Sara Manco, speakers
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Bears Ears National Monument
Event
Virtual Reality Exploration
Bears Ears National Monument

Take a one-of-a-kind virtual tour of Bears Ears with Nat Geo photographer Aaron Huey, who is using cutting-edge technology to capture its beauty and significance to the indigenous people who consider it sacred.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Into the Okavango Screening
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Film
Into the Okavango Screening

Watch an epic 1,500-mile expedition across three African countries by a team of determined National Geographic Explorers to save the Okavango Delta, one of our planet’s last wetland wildernesses.

Thursday, October 11, 2018
Environmental Justice: Running Dry
Event
Conversation
Environmental Justice: Running Dry

Join moderator and journalist Naveena Sadasivam and natural resource experts as they explore solutions to the world’s deepening water crisis.

Naveena Sadasivam, speaker
John F. Ross, speaker
Jalonne L. White-Newsome, speaker
Radhika Fox, speaker
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Nat Geo Nights: Into the Underworld
Event
Happy Hour
Nat Geo Nights: Into the Underworld

Enter the hidden world inside caves. Discover how archaeologist Guillermo de Anda found remains of our human ancestors and learn what mysterious creatures call these dark spaces home with biologists Ingi Agnarsson and Daniela Cafaggi.

Daniela Cafaggi, speaker
Ingi Agnarsson, speaker
Thursday, October 18, 2018
The Maya Underworld
Event
Student Matinee
The Maya Underworld

Cave explorer Guillermo de Anda will take students on a fascinating journey deep underwater where he found Maya treasures that have been untouched for centuries.

Friday, October 19, 2018
For Educators Only
You're The Expert Live @ National Geographic
Event
Special Event
You're The Expert Live @ National Geographic

You’re the Expert is a witty twist on a classic radio game show that takes academic research out of the ivory tower and into the comedy club for a laugh-out-loud-funny show packed with meaningful information.

Jo Firestone, speaker
Josh Sharp, speaker
Chris Duffy, host
Saturday, October 20, 2018
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
Exploring Ocean Worlds
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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!

Robert Ballard, speaker
Thursday, October 25, 2018
For Educators Only
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
Kevin Peter Hand, speaker
Thursday, October 25, 2018
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.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
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
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 Educators 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 Educators 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

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