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National Geographic produces a wide range of public programs, including exhibits, speaker series, films, and special events at our headquarters in Washington, D.C. and in select locations around the U.S. and abroad. Explore this site to find an event near you.

  • Flying Monsters
    Flying Monsters 3D
    FilmsSaturday, September 13, 2014 – Wednesday, April 1, 2015Washington, D.C.

    Journey back 170 million years to reveal the fantastic story of prehistoric flying beasts – the Pterosaurs. When dinosaurs walked the Earth, these monsters ruled the sky.

  • Spinosaurus Exhibit
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    As the home of National Geographic headquarters, Washington D.C. offers you the world and all that’s in it, from family-friendly exhibits, to dynamic speakers, engaging concerts and award-winning films and our retail store.

  • Sea Monsters
    Sea Monsters 3D: A Prehistoric Adventure
    FilmsSaturday, September 13, 2014 – Wednesday, April 1, 2015Washington, D.C.

    Discover the extraordinary marine reptiles from the dinosaur age. Eighty million years ago the American Midwest resided under a great inland sea where colossal creatures ruled the waves.

  • Mars
    Mars Up Close
    ExhibitsTuesday, August 5, 2014 – Sunday, November 30, 2014Washington, D.C.

    Featuring brilliant imagery and video, Mars Up Close puts visitors on the red planet. Learn about NASA scientists, discover what Mars is like through interactives, and get up close to a full scale model of the Curiosity rover.

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    Hidden Heart of Africa: A Report From the Central African Republic
    SpeakersFriday, November 21, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.Washington, D.C.

    Get insight into a country overlooked by Western media with photographer Marcus Bleasdale and writer Peter Gwin, in conversation with Jon Sawyer of the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting.

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    FOOD: Our Global Kitchen
    ExhibitsThursday, October 16, 2014 – Sunday, February 22, 2015Washington, D.C.

    In the exhibition Food: Our Global Kitchen, explore the complex and intricate food system that brings what we eat from farm to fork. In sections devoted to growing, transporting, cooking, eating, tasting, and celebrating, the exhibition illuminates the myriad ways that food is produced and moved throughout the world.

  • Kobie Boykins
    Exploring the Red Planet
    SpeakersSunday, November 23, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.Santa Barbara, CA

    A mechanical engineer at NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Kobie Boykins has worked on the systems that keep the Mars Science Lab, Curiosity, moving around Mars. Join him for a look at what Curiosity and other Mars rovers have discovered—and are continuing to discover—on the Red Planet.

Events by Location

Events for Today, November 21, 2014

Hidden Heart of Africa, Washington, D.C.
November 21, 2014

EXHIBITS

FOOD: Our Global Kitchen, Washington, D.C.
October 16, 2014 – February 22, 2015

Peruvian Gold, Irving, TX
October 4, 2014 – December 31, 2014

Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous, Washington, D.C.
September 12, 2014 – April 12, 2015

Mars, Washington, D.C.
August 5, 2014 – November 30, 2014

Treasures of the Earth, Indianapolis, IN
June 11, 2011 – June 11, 2021

UPCOMING EVENTS

Flying Monsters 3D, Washington, D.C.
September 13, 2014 – April 1, 2015

Sea Monsters 3D: A Prehistoric Adventure, Washington, D.C.
September 13, 2014 – April 1, 2015

Exploring the Red Planet, Santa Barbara, CA
November 23, 2014

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