Open Daily 10am—6pm
1145 17th Street, NW (17th and M)
Washington, DC 20036
Explore the world and all that's in it at the National Geographic Museum. The museum is great for all ages and features a wide range of changing exhibitions, from interactive experiences to stunning photography exhibitions featuring the work of National Geographic explorers, photographers, and scientists.
The museum is centrally located in downtown Washington, D.C., just a few blocks from the White House. Tickets can be purchased online or in person at the museum ticket booth.
Four of the world’s top explorers sit down for a conversation with Boyd Matson-part of the Society’s annual Explorers Symposium.
Ahoy, me mateys! Tired of the same old pirate stories? National Geographic Museum brings Real Pirates to life with historical re-enactors, telescope making, and traditional pirate tunes. Create your own jolly roger, see a live pirate show and falconry demonstration, learn how to build a boat and dive into the world of underwater archaeology!
Ever wonder what it takes to decide what pictures are selected to appear in National Geographic? Take a behind the scenes tour with Senior Photo Editor Alice Gabriner to find out.