National Geographic Events

Washington, D.C.

National Geographic Live Washington, D.C.

Picture of Pope Francis
Nat Geo Live’s fall 2015 season kicks off on September 16 with “Pope Francis and the New Vatican.”
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Step into a world of entertaining presentations by today’s leading explorers, scientists, photographers, and performing artists. From lively concerts to thought-provoking presentations, captivating films, and engaging family events, National Geographic Live brings you the world and all that’s in it.

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    Pope Francis and the New Vatican
    SpeakersWednesday, September 16, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.Washington, D.C.

    National Geographic Editor in Chief Susan Goldberg moderates a conversation on the August 2015 cover story about how Pope Francis is remaking the Vatican.

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    Nat Geo Live Videos

    Join explorers and scientists, master photographers, and adventurers at National Geographic Live—an online video series featuring behind-the-scenes stories and magnificent images from one of the world’s largest non-profit science and education foundations.

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    Give the gift of adventure with gift certificates to National Geographic Live and the National Geographic Museum.

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    Nat Geo Live Restaurant Partners

    Enjoy discounts and other specials from participating restaurants when you attend a Nat Geo Live event in D.C.!

Events by Location

Events for Today, July 30, 2015 in Washington, D.C.


Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology, Washington, D.C.
May 14, 2015 – January 3, 2016

Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants, Washington, D.C.
March 26, 2015 – October 11, 2015


Pope Francis and the New Vatican, Washington, D.C.
September 16, 2015

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