Discover the fascinating history of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and be transported to Jerusalem for an immersive 3-D experience unlike anything you’ve seen in a museum before. Your groups will be able to virtually visit the church and learn about its storied history and enduring mysteries.
Built in the fourth century, the tomb of Christ, or the Holy Edicule, has just undergone a historic restoration—a project that captured the attention of the world and will be featured this fall in National Geographic magazine and on the National Geographic channel. In the exhibition, learn about the restoration effort and how National Geographic Explorers are using new technologies including lidar, sonar, laser scanning, and thermal imaging to continue to study this important site.
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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.
The National Geographic Museum Store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day the museum is open.
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.
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.