National Geographic

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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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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3D Augmented Reality

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

Photography Exhibition
50 Greatest Portraits

Spanning well over a century, this exhibition corresponds to changes in photographic equipment and techniques in portraiture.

Photography Exhibition
50 Greatest Wildlife Photographs

For 130 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

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.

Photography 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.

Large Interactive

Over 50 feet long, 20 feet high, and weighing in at six tons, Spinosaurus is the largest predatory dinosaur to ever roam the Earth.

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
New Age of Exploration

National Geographic's 130 years of vivid storytelling and history of exploration and adventure.

Photography Exhibition
Iconic National Geographic

A curated custom exhibition from the National Geographic archive of photographs.

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
Climate Change

Highlight 7 facts you need to know about Climate Change, and what can be done to improve our future.

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.

Photography Exhibition
Polar Obsession

Go underwater and across the ice to dive into a unique experience, close-up with wildlife in the Arctic and Antarctic.

Frequently Asked Questions

Exhibition Types

From large, interactive exhibitions to elegant photography shows, National Geographic offers high-quality traveling exhibitions to meet the needs of institutions both small and large. Working together with photographers, explorers, and other partners, National Geographic creates exhibitions covering a wide range of topics with appeal for multiple audiences. Nearly any size venue can be accommodated, from 200 linear feet for a small photo show to an 8,000-square-foot, interactive exhibition.


To book a traveling exhibition, fill out the booking request form. A member of our Exhibitions team will respond within one business day to discuss your venue’s interest in a National Geographic Exhibition, 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 space to meet your programmatic goals. This includes providing you with detailed object lists with images for your review and examining the schedule to find out what is available during your desired time frame.

The next step is to fill out a standard facilities report, which we will provide you. This report helps National Geographic evaluate the characteristics of your display space to ensure the proper environment and security are in place to host a National Geographic exhibition. For larger exhibitions the report also helps determine if your venue can support the logistical needs required, such as ceiling height, storage space, electrical needs, loading dock specifics, and other useful information that makes hosting an exhibition possible.

Cost and Schedule

A typical hosting period is 12-16 weeks. 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.  


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. A traveling exhibition 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 produced for public consumption.

International Venues

National Geographic works with many partners worldwide, and has placed exhibitions in nearly 40 countries, viewed by more than 15 million visitors to-date. Please connect with us via the booking request form and the Global Manager for Traveling Exhibitions will be in touch with more information to help your desired show.

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Exhibitions Catalogs

International Catalog

International Catalog  

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North America Catalog  

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