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Current Exhibition

National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers

Photograph by Christopher Gannon / Gannon Visuals

  • February 10, 2017 - September 17, 2017

  • National Geographic Museum Hours
  • National Geographic Museum


About this Exhibition

National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers is a highly interactive, hands-on, family-friendly exhibition that allows visitors to learn and use methods employed by Nat Geo explorers in the field. Exhibit visitors will embark on an epic adventure through six themed and immersive environments to discover new species; study animal behavior; and learn about the important roles that technology, innovation, and ingenuity play in making and documenting explorers’ discoveries. Visitors will take a simulated ride on a hot air balloon to record the migration of herds across Africa and go underseas in a deep-sea submersible to survey life at all levels of the water column—from abundant coral reefs to deep-sea thermal vents. National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers will showcase the work of some of the most innovative and exciting National Geographic explorers.

This exhibition is a partnership with GES.

ABOUT GES

GES, a Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI) company, is a global, full-service provider for live events, producing exhibitions, conferences, congresses, corporate events, exhibits, and entertainment experiences. GES provides a wide range of services, including official show services, audio visual, cutting-edge creative and design, marketing and measurement services, and event registration services – all with an unrivaled global reach. GES partners with leading shows and brands, including Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Spring Fair Birmingham, MAGIC, International Woodworking Fair, CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE, Bell Helicopter, and L’Oreal. GES’ National Servicenter® has been recognized with certification under the J.D. Power Certified Contact Center Program℠ for the past  seven years, and for the  seventh year in a row Ad Age has named GES as one of the “World’s 50 Largest Agency Companies.” For more information visit www.ges.com.


When you enter the Family Fun Pack Giveaway at the Earth Explorers exhibit or at the Nat Geo Store, you could win books, magazines, games, and a tablet from National Geographic Kids!

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National Geographic Museum Hours

OPEN DAILY 

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM 

Group sales

Interested in booking as a group? Contact our group sales specialist, Cleon McMillan, at 202-807-3232. For more information, visit our Group Sales page.

Museum store

The National Geographic Museum Store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day the museum is open.

During your visit

The National Geographic Museum does not have a coat or bag check for security reasons. All items (including strollers) must be taken with you into the museum.

There is no food or drink allowed inside the museum.

Our photography policy varies depending on our current exhibitions. Please check the Current Exhibitions pages or call the Ticket Office for up-to-date information at 202-857-7700.

Each person is different, but we recommend taking at least two hours to fully enjoy all the exhibitions.

Seating is available in each exhibition.

The National Geographic Society has a café and cafeteria located in our M Street building. Our café is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the cafeteria from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Both are closed Saturdays and Sundays.

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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