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Bring Nat Geo to Your Venue

For nearly 130 years, National Geographic has been documenting our extraordinary planet and all that is in it. We bring stories of adventure, world cultures and wild places to life in exhibitions, live events and experiences that are designed to be shared with audiences of all ages.

We partner with museums, science centers, universities, galleries, zoos and aquariums all over the world on relevant and important projects. From large scale interactives to stunning photography shows, National Geographic Traveling Exhibitions are a window to the world.


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Available Now for Booking

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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Photography Exhibition
50 Greatest Wildlife Photographs

For 115 years, National Geographic has pioneered and championed the art of wildlife photography.

Photography Exhibition
50 Greatest Landscapes

This breathtaking tour of the world’s most extraordinary landscapes reveals the splendors of nature in every form.


Photography Exhibition
Sharks

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.

Photography Exhibition
Photo Ark

Joel Sartore's endearing work: An ambitious, multi-year project to document the world’s species before they disappear and to inspire people to care.


Outdoor Exhibition
Photo Ark for Zoos

Joel Sartore's endearing work: highlighting important conservation efforts taking place in zoos, aquariums, and wildlife rescue centers around the world.

Large Interactive
Monster Fish

Stunning life-size sculptures and interactives introduce visitors to more than 20 species of enormous freshwater fish.


Photography Exhibition
Into Africa

Visitors will take a grand tour through the wonders of wild Africa as seen through the lens of Frans Lanting.

Photography Exhibition
Women of Vision

Featuring the work of 11 female photojournalists, all very different but the same passion and commitment to storytelling.


Photography Exhibition
50 Greatest Photographs

The most compelling imagery published in the history of the magazine.

Photography Exhibition
Rarely Seen

Shot by some of the world’s finest photographers: striking images of places and natural phenomena seldom seen by human eyes.


Photography Exhibition
Lions & Tigers & Bears

This exhibition attests to the wildness and beauty of lions and tigers and bears.

Photography Exhibition
Greatest Photographs of the American West

A fantastic range of images from a region that has long captivated photographers.


Photography Exhibition
Iconic National Geographic

These are the iconic images that define National Geographic photography.

Photography Exhibition
The Future of Food

Take a look at how we will grow food and eat in the future to meet the needs of an expanding population.


Photography Exhibition
The World in Black and White

Captured by seventeen National Geographic photographers between 1880 and 1950.

Photography Exhibition
Colors of the World

From the hazy blues and grays of early morning light to the vivid purples and reds of sunset, a profusion of color envelops us.


Photography Exhibition
Weird But True!

Packed with amazing facts and eye-popping photos about animals that prove truth really is stranger than fiction.

3D AR/VR
Air, Land & Sea

National Geographic’s Air, Land & Sea augmented reality experience offers users a unique chance to travel to some incredible locations.

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.

Booking

To book a traveling exhibition, fill out the booking 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 booking 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 booking request form and the manager for international traveling exhibitions will be in touch with more information regarding available shows.

Exhibitions Catalogs

View the International Catalog

See all international traveling exhibition offerings.

 

View our North America Catalog

See all traveling exhibition offerings for North America.

 


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