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Hear behind-the-scenes stories from National Geographic’s Explorers, photographers, scientists, filmmakers, and adventurers — live on stage.

National Geographic Explorer and paleontologist Lindsay Zanno

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National Geographic Society Explorer, filmmaker, and photographer Kiliii Yüyan

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National Geographic Live represents world-leading Explorers, photographers, scientists, authors, and filmmakers—individuals who draw on their experiences to inspire, challenge, and motivate audiences.

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Featured Event

Adventures in Caving

Thursday, December 19, 2024

Descend 7,000 feet below ground to witness what few have ever seen along with photographer Robbie Shone. For more than two decades, he has traveled to remote regions to illuminate and document the world’s deepest, largest, and longest cave systems. This is the ultimate inside look at the mesmerizing beauty in some of Earth’s last true frontiers of exploration.

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Explorer
VENUE: The Smith Center, Las Vegas, NV
Yellowstone National Park’s two million acres of wilderness have many stories to tell, from the original native peoples who lived on the land to the epic supervolcano that powers the park’s iconic geysers. But Yellowstone is also a case study in wildlife conservation, from bison to wolves. Now, join Doug Smith on a behind-the-scenes look at the ecosystem and his decades-long quest to reintroduce wolves to the world’s first national park. Return to the wild and witness the beauty, wonder, and science behind America’s greatest wilderness.
Explorer
VENUE: Benaroya Hall Seattle, WA
Yellowstone National Park’s two million acres of wilderness have many stories to tell, from the original native peoples who lived on the land to the epic supervolcano that powers the park’s iconic geysers. But Yellowstone is also a case study in wildlife conservation, from bison to wolves. Now, join Doug Smith on a behind-the-scenes look at the ecosystem and his decades-long quest to reintroduce wolves to the world’s first national park. Return to the wild and witness the beauty, wonder, and science behind America’s greatest wilderness.
Explorer
VENUE: Benaroya Hall Seattle, WA
Yellowstone National Park’s two million acres of wilderness have many stories to tell, from the original native peoples who lived on the land to the epic supervolcano that powers the park’s iconic geysers. But Yellowstone is also a case study in wildlife conservation, from bison to wolves. Now, join Doug Smith on a behind-the-scenes look at the ecosystem and his decades-long quest to reintroduce wolves to the world’s first national park. Return to the wild and witness the beauty, wonder, and science behind America’s greatest wilderness.
Explorer
VENUE: Benaroya Hall Seattle, WA
Yellowstone National Park’s two million acres of wilderness have many stories to tell, from the original native peoples who lived on the land to the epic supervolcano that powers the park’s iconic geysers. But Yellowstone is also a case study in wildlife conservation, from bison to wolves. Now, join Doug Smith on a behind-the-scenes look at the ecosystem and his decades-long quest to reintroduce wolves to the world’s first national park. Return to the wild and witness the beauty, wonder, and science behind America’s greatest wilderness.
T.rex
VENUE: The Perot Museum of Art – Dallas, TX
How did T. rex become the iconic apex predator of North America 66 million years ago? Paleontologist Dr. Lindsay Zanno is uncovering the answer. Each year she spends several months on expedition, scouring the badlands of western North America in search of clues. Along the way, she has discovered many new species—including some of the earliest predecessors of T. rex. Join Lindsay for a fascinating look at how a global climate crisis during the Cretaceous changed the course of evolution for this prehistoric tyrant and its ancestors.
T.rex
VENUE: The BroadStage
Yellowstone National Park’s two million acres of wilderness contain many stories, including one of the best case studies in wildlife conservation. Doug Smith led the project that reintroduced gray wolves to Yellowstone in the 1990s. Go behind the scenes—including never-before-seen photos and videos—of the quest to bring wolves back and the incredible changes that happened after they arrived.
T.rex
VENUE: The BroadStage

Descend 7,000 feet below ground to witness what few have ever seen along with photographer Robbie Shone. For more than two decades, he has traveled to remote regions to illuminate and document the world’s deepest, largest, and longest cave systems. This is the ultimate inside look at the mesmerizing beauty in some of Earth’s last true frontiers of exploration.

T.rex
VENUE: The BroadStage
Come explore on a cellular level—the foundations of thoughts, emotions, and memories. The human brain is an electrical web of 100 trillion connections that has made everything possible, from campfires to lunar landers. Neuroscientist Steve Ramirez guides a journey through the most remarkable human organ to see what really makes us, us.
T.rex
VENUE: The BroadStage
Photographer Babak Tafreshi has spent his career documenting the unbelievable beauty of the night sky and working to connect people through the shared experience of simply looking up. From the Milky Way to the animals that come out after dark here on Earth, experience visual stories of wildlife, humanity, and the cosmos.

National Geographic Concerts

Experience iconic National Geographic footage brought to life by the emotional performance of a live symphony orchestra. National Geographic Concerts invite audiences to explore the world and embark on a one-of-a-kind adventure right from the seats of local performing arts centers. Join a stirring musical journey and be inspired as the sights and sounds of our world’s natural wonders take center stage.

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In the era before television and movies, the National Geographic Society delivered a world of adventure to its Washington D.C. members by inviting prominent explorers and scientists to speak about their work. In February 1888–just one month after the Society’s founding and before the first published National Geographic magazine–explorer John Wesley Powell inaugurated the speakers series by delivering a talk about the physical geography of the United States.

Very quickly the Society began attracting explorers eager to tell their stories, including Fridtjof Nansen, an Artic explorer; Gifford Pinchot, founder of the U.S. Forest Service; and mountaineer Annie S. Peck, who told of climbing peaks in the Alps and volcanoes in Mexico. Thousands gathered to hear Roald Amundsen, soon to be the first man to reach the South Pole, discuss his recent navigation of the Northwest Passage.

Photo credits (from top of page): Sam Kittner, Jeanne Modderman, Sam Kittner, Mark Thiessen, Kris Ugarriza, John Landino, Terry Virts, National Geographic, Brian Skerry, John Landino, Mark Synnott

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