Note: The Museum the National Geographic Museum will be temporarily closed starting February 7, 2023 as we reimagine our Base Camp experience.
The Museum Store will remain open. See below for more details about visiting us while the Museum is closed.

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What's next for the National Geographic Museum?

The National Geographic Museum is an ideal destination for curious people of all ages.

As the Society steps into a new era of exploration, we are transforming our public space, our beloved home of the Explorer, to advance our commitment to exploring, protecting, and illuminating the wonder of our world.

Due to construction, the National Geographic Museum will be temporarily closed as we reimagine our Base Camp experience. For a first look at the new space, as well as regular updates, please visit our Base Camp page.

The Museum store will remain open through construction. Stop by to shop apparel, books, toys, collectibles, and more from the official National Geographic storefront. The store entrance is located at 1145 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036.

Our Museum Store is still open!

While our Museum is closed, visit our Museum Store to take home a piece of National Geographic with you. We are open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

Traveling Exhibitions

Find a National Geographic Exhibition in other cities

Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience has departed from the National Geographic Museum and is now touring new cities across Canada and the United States. Experience the wonder of ancient Egypt and join Tut on his quest for immortality at a traveling location – click here to find your city.

Explore the catalog of other Traveling Exhibitions created by National Geographic.

Frequently Asked Questions

National Geographic headquarters is located at 17th and M Streets, NW. The museum and store entrance is at 1145 17th Street.

The Exhibition and Gallery at the National Geographic Museum is currently closed for renovations, but the National Geographic Museum Store and Gift Shop remains open. The store is open Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

Find captivating books and unique handmade products from around the globe and leave with travel accessories that will help guide you on your way.

Your dollars make our work possible: Funds from your purchase directly support our efforts in science, exploration, education, and storytelling.

We do not offer parking onsite, but are conveniently located a few blocks from the Farragut North Metro Station on the Red Line, or Farragut West on the Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines. Bicycle parking is available at bike racks on M Street.

Since 1888, our headquarters in Washington, DC have been the home of our Explorers and center of operations for our staff. When our earliest Explorers returned from their expeditions around the world, they brought back their findings to our campus to share their experience and stories with each other and the public. These on-campus convenings were the beginning of our work to protect and illuminate the wonder of our world, and the beginning of a long-standing tradition that continues at Base Camp well over a century later.

Today we are taking those traditions even further. In the most significant expansion in our history, we are transforming our headquarters into an unprecedented destination that connects the Society headquarters, an expanded museum, and new public spaces.

Get a first look at the new, reimagined National Geographic Base Camp.

Group Sales: (202) 807-3232 | groupsales@ngs.org

The National Geographic Store: (202) 807-3428

“Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience” will be visiting a variety of locations including Atlanta, GA, San Diego, CA and more. To find a location in a city near you, please visit BeyondKingTut.com.

Photo Credits from top of page: Chris Fisne, REDVERTEX, Chris Fisne

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