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Traveling Exhibition Photography Exhibition

Weird But True!

Wild and Wacky Facts for Kids
Weird But True! is full of wild, entertaining, brain-bending, visually stunning facts.
Only available digitally for venues outside of the U.S.A.
Traveling Exhibition Photography Exhibition

Weird But True!

Wild and Wacky Facts for Kids
Weird But True! is full of wild, entertaining, brain-bending, visually stunning facts.
Only available digitally for venues outside of the U.S.A.
About this Exhibition

Did you know that girls have more taste buds than boys do? Or that slugs have 3,000 teeth and 4 noses? And who knew that gorillas burp when they’re happy?

Weird But True! is full of wild, entertaining, brain-bending, visually stunning facts. It also features eye-popping photos and bold, colorful graphics that entice kids and encourage them to recall what they’ve learned. 

Based on the wildly successful KIDS magazine feature and a best-selling series of books, the facts cover a broad range of topics including science, food, pop culture, and more!

Create a special exhibition —OR— pair with interactive activities already installed and dispersed throughout your museum or science center.

This exhibition can also be accompanied by the book series Weird But True and Ultimate Weird But True (National Geographic Books).

Exhibition may be suitable for open-air display. We will provide a fully curated digital package via a secure link. The hosting venue will have flexibility in the method of display. Host a family photo walk, date night, or guest lecture with local photographers. No object loans or traveling installation staff required. 

Exhibition Info

The Exhibition

Additional Opportunities & Merchandise

Stock the Book

Ultimate Weird But True is packed with wacky facts and snack-size stories that prove truth really is stranger than fiction. With a bold, colorful design and a heavy dose of visual humor, this book will give kids a winning combination of smarts and fun. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Exhibition Types

    National Geographic offers high-quality traveling exhibitions to meet the needs of institutions both small and large. Working with photographers, explorers, and other partners in the fields of exploration, technology, education, and storytelling, National Geographic creates exhibitions covering a wide range of topics to appeal to multiple audiences.

    For venues located outside of the United States, National Geographic offers digitally delivered content packages. This option eliminates international shipping fees by providing partners with a secure link to download their exhibition files and production guidelines for printing and mounting the exhibition.

    For partners located within the United States, a printed and crated exhibition will be shipped to your venue, ready to hang.

  • Hosting

    To host a traveling exhibition, fill out the hosting request form. A member of our traveling exhibitions team will respond within one business day to discuss your venue’s interest, to outline fees and logistics including shipping, and to answer any additional questions you may have.

    A traveling exhibition manager will walk you through the process of selecting the right exhibition to meet your programmatic goals and space. This includes providing you with detailed object lists with images for your review and reviewing the schedule to find out what is available during your desired time frame.

  • Cost and Schedule

    A typical hosting period is 3-4 months. The loan fee ranges with the size and complexity of the exhibition selected. Please connect with us via the hosting request form to discuss specific loan fees and timing as there may be some flexibility.  

  • Shipping

    Shipping arrangements are made by National Geographic in consultation with the venue and may be included in the exhibition loan fee. If shipping is not included in the loan fee, the exhibitor will pay for the cost of inbound shipping. A list of crates with their sizes and contents are provided to the venue to assist in installation planning. For larger exhibitions where multiple tractor trailers are used, a detailed truck pack plan is provided to the venue in advance to assist in installation preparations and staging plans. The traveling exhibitions manager will identify any manpower and special equipment needs for unloading and loading at the exhibitor’s location.

  • Installation Requirements

    Installation requirements vary considerably depending on the size and complexity of the exhibition. For smaller photography exhibitions, installation may take only a few days with minimal staff. For larger exhibitions with exhibition furniture, audio, visual elements, and artifacts, it may take two weeks. The traveling exhibitions manager will work closely with you and your staff to develop a detailed installation and de-installation plan tailored to your needs and exhibition characteristics.

  • Marketing and Promotion

    Once a contract is executed, National Geographic provides access to exhibition marketing assets and can provide guidance on usage and strategy. All materials produced by the host venue must be approved by National Geographic before being released for public consumption. Additionally, the credit line must be present in all marketing materials in a prominent location. The credit line shall read:

    [EXHIBITION NAME] is developed and traveled by the National Geographic Society.

  • International Venues

    National Geographic has placed exhibitions in more than 40 countries worldwide, which has been viewed by millions of visitors. Content for the exhibitions are provided via digital delivery; thereby eliminating costly customs and shipping fees. Please connect with us via the hosting request form and the manager for international traveling exhibitions will be in touch with more information regarding available shows.

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View a list of available exhibitions to learn more about what National Geographic currently has to offer. Contact our team to speak to a traveling exhibitions manager with any questions, or to discuss how we can customize exhibitions to meet your venue requirements.

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