National Geographic

Plan Your Visit

Image by Emory Kristof, courtesy National Geographic

Photograph by Emory Kristoff

Local Promotions

The Discover the Titanic stay package is available at 11 participating Kimpton Hotels in the DC area. The package includes your choice of guest room accommodations and 2 tickets to the National Geographic Museum (a $30 value) for just $5 more than Kimpton’s best flexible rate — a savings of $25.

Radiator will offer a seasonal cocktail that is specially themed to “Titanic: The Untold Story.” Show your exhibition ticket to receive a complimentary signature cocktail or small bite with purchase.

Le DeSales will offer a seasonal cocktail that is specially themed to “Titanic: The Untold Story.” Show your Nat Geo event pay stub (any event or museum ticket) to receive your choice of a free appetizer or glass of house wine with purchase of entree.

Plan Your Visit

During your visit

Strollers are not permitted in the exhibitions; limited storage is available should you need bring strollers with you to the museum. We do not store bags or any other personal items. Storage is at your own risk; National Geographic does not assume responsibility for any items left in our storage.

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.

Group sales

Interested in booking as a group? Contact our group sales office at 202-807-3232 or email 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.


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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1145 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036


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