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The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall
November 22, 2019 - September 7, 2020

Seniors/Students/Military: $12
Children 5-12 (free under 5): $10

Photograph by Hugo Van Lawick/National Geographic Creative

About this Exhibition

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace, braved the unknown to give the world a remarkable window into humankind’s closest living relatives: chimpanzees. In this hands-on, transportive multimedia exhibition celebrating her extraordinary life and work, you’ll explore Dr. Goodall’s early years through iconic images and a multiscreen experience and venture on a 3D exploration of Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park where she did her famous behavioral research on chimps. You’ll also see a life-size hologram of Dr. Goodall, enter a replica of her research tent, and learn about her current role as a leader in community-centered conservation and youth empowerment. Before you leave, you will find out what you can do today to make a positive impact in the world.

“Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall” was honored as an overall award winner by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) in June, 2020.

“Becoming Jane” is a partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute and is supported with generous assistance from the Linda K. Berdine Foundation and Dov and Elma Levy.

November 22, 2019 - September 7, 2020
$15 , tickets to this exhibition are general admission and allow access to all exhibitions currently on view.
1145 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

Virtual Tour Now Available

For the first time, the National Geographic Museum has developed a virtual tour of the "Becoming Jane" exhibition and we invite you to explore with us.

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Tree of Hope

Visitors to the “Becoming Jane” exhibition can join Dr. Jane Goodall in her efforts to conserve the natural world by pledging to make a positive change in their daily routines and contributing to the Tree of Hope.

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