October 16, 2010
- Location Washington, D.C.
- Price Free
Join the Museum and National Geographic Kids for a fun-filled day of family activities to celebrate, observe, and learn about our favorite animal friends!
You’ll have a WILD time at National Geographic on World Animal Day:
• Meet more than 70 live geckos in the exhibition Geckos: From Tails to Toepads (Tickets required).
• Experience the music of the animal kingdom and learn how sound works in the exhibition Wild Music.
• View animals on the move around the world in the photography exhibition Great Migrations.
• Register for family photography workshops (kids 3+) led by National Geographic Explorer, inventor and Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Greg Marshall, who has dedicated more than 20 years to studying, exploring and documenting ocean life. Learn about the revolutionary animal-borne Crittercam technology Greg developed to record images, sound, and data from an animal’s perspective.
Workshops will take place at 10am, Noon, 2pm. Advance registration is required. To register email NatGeoMuseum[at]ngs.org or call +1 202 857 7154 with your name, child’s name and age, and which workshop you would like to attend.
• Take in the speed painting talents of Splash! Animals as they combine music, art, choreography, and lots of flying paint to create portraits of endangered species.
• Grab your camera and go on a family photo-safari.
• Experience the new virtual playground for children who love animals, Animal Jam!
• Complete animal art projects, listen to animal stories, win prizes & lots more!
• Play SCVNGR – Grab your phone. Visit locations at the museum. Do challenges. Earn points and unlock rewards! Download the free app for your smartphone!
1145 17th Street NW
Washington, D.C., US
Telephone: +1 202 857 7700
Lat/Lon: 38.904592000000001, -77.038503000000006
Tickets now on sale to see more than 15 species of live geckos.
Travel through the forest, dive underwater, and stroll the town square to experience the sounds of the natural and human world. Visit the bioacoustics laboratory to learn the mechanics behind sounds and to make your own music.
Download the app for iPhone & Android. Do Nat Geo challenges and earn points!
Plan your visit to check out a wide variety of changing exhibitions in Washington, D.C.
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