National Geographic Events

Washington, D.C.

Photo Ark
Now Open!

Photo Ark

Photo Ark is a multiyear National Geographic project with simple goals—to create portraits of the world’s species before they disappear and to inspire people to care.

Now Open!

  • Photo Ark
  • Picture of CROCS with crocodile eye
  • National Geographic Museum Annual Pass
  • Jerusalem 3D
  • Pristine Seas: The Ocean's Last Wild Places

Open Daily 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Due to inclement weather the Tuesday, January 26th screening of the Banff Mountain Film Festival must be rescheduled to Tuesday, February 2nd at 7:00 pm. Tickets for the Tuesday, January 26th screening will allow access on Tuesday, February 2nd; any ticket holders who are unable to attend the rescheduled night should contact the ticket office at by Tuesday, February 2nd.

The Wednesday, January 27th 7:00 pm screening of the Banff Mountain Film Festival will continue as scheduled.

Due to a special events, the National Geographic Museum will closing at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20th; 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 23rd; and 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20th.

1145 17th Street, NW (17th and M)
Washington, DC 20036
202 857 7700

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.

The National Geographic Museum is metro accessible via the red, blue, and orange lines.

If driving, click here to reserve parking in advance.

More information on directions and accessibility.


Adult $15
Subscriber/Seniors/Students/Military $12
Children 5-12 (free under 5) $10
Annual Pass Member Free

  • National Geographic Annual Pass Membership
    National Geographic Annual Pass Membership

    National Geographic Museum Annual Pass members enjoy free year-round admission to the museum. They also receive access to exhibition previews and events, special offers for National Geographic Live talks, as well as a subscription to a National Geographic magazine of their choice.


CROCS, Washington, D.C.
January 27, 2016 – May 8, 2016

Photo Ark, Washington, D.C.
November 5, 2015 – April 10, 2016

Pristine Seas: The Ocean’s Last Wild Places, Washington, D.C.
September 16, 2015 – March 27, 2016