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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
    National Geographic Museum and Events

    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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    Spirit of the Wild
    SpeakersSunday, January 11, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.Santa Barbara, CA

    Working in some of the world’s most remote environments, Paul Nicklen faces incredible hardships and danger in pursuit of powerful, close-up images of iconic wildlife. Spend an evening with this award-winning photojournalist for a gripping encounter with the wild spirit that animates our world.

  • Photo: Our Global Kitchen
    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.

  • Picture of Mike Libecki and Cory Richards
    Untamed Antarctica
    SpeakersSunday, January 11, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.Seattle, WA

    Veteran climbers Mike Libecki and Cory Richards tell the story of their journey to Antarctica, where they battled extreme cold, furious winds, and fickle weather to summit a remote 2,000-foot spire. Join them for a humorous but gripping firsthand account of this first ascent at the bottom of the world.

Events by Location

Events for Today, December 22, 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

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

Spirit of the Wild, Santa Barbara, CA
January 11, 2015

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