National Geographic

Photo Ark Zoo Exhibitions

Bring your classroom face-to-face with the animals of the Photo Ark in this large outdoor installation touring to zoos across the country and around the world.

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Artistic rendering of the outdoor Photo Ark display kiosks for zoos. Each of these structures will be 8 feet tall.

Rendering by National Geographic Museum

The National Geographic Photo Ark is a multiyear effort led by photographer Joel Sartore that aims to document every species currently held in human care, inspire action through education, and help save animals facing extinction in the wild by supporting on-the-ground conservation projects.

Zoos across the country are hosting Photo Ark exhibitions to raise awareness and help build a community around these issues. The exhibitions will also highlight some of the important conservation work taking place in zoos, aquariums, and wildlife rescue centers around the world. Each exhibition will feature large-format prints, as well as a grid of many more images to highlight the range of species in the Photo Ark. Visitors will learn more about what they can do to help save species and support National Geographic grantees working to protect animals at risk in the wild.

National Geographic has created educational resources and activities to supplement learning before, during, and after exhibition visits so students and families can get the most from their Photo Ark experience.

Where to See the Exhibitions

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Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Through February 2018​

For Your Field Trip to the Zoo

Contact your local zoo to schedule a field trip to see the exhibitions and extend student learning with these educational resources.

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Photo Ark in the Classroom  

Highlight conservation and the power of storytelling with these exercises for elementary and middle school students.

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Scavenger Hunt  

Encourage students to think about species conservation with this printable scavenger hunt. Download the PDF

Photo Ark in Explorer Magazine

Get a free copy of the special Photo Ark edition.

Kids in grades K-6 will love seeing captivating Photo Ark images on the pages of Explorer magazine. Get your free copy of the special Photo Ark edition at participating zoos today.

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Photo Ark Challenge

Inspire your students to care about conservation by joining the Photo Ark Challenge! Students of all grade levels can participate and standout conservation solutions will be featured on National Geographic’s website.  

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This Exhibition Is Organized in Partnership With
Logo of Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

Zoo Photos: Courtesy Dallas Zoo and Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens