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Photo: Kids on Map

Photograph by Bo Garrett

Giant Traveling Maps of Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America, and the Pacific Ocean are available for rent.

The fee for schools to rent a National Geographic Giant Traveling Map in the 2015–16 school year is $610 (for the minimum two-week rental). Additional weeks are $305/week. This fee includes shipping. Hawai’i, Alaska and Canadian rentals are subject to a $250 USD surcharge and four-week minimum. Rentals outside the U.S. and Canada may be subjected to additional shipping charges. There are no additional fees to schools. Museums, zoos, festivals, resorts, and other non-school uses: $875 (for the minimum two-week rental). Additional weeks cost $440/week and shipping fees will apply depending on location and length of rental.

Long-term rentals (from 6 weeks to 48 weeks) are available at discounted rates. For information, contact Liesl Pimental,

Select a map below for more information, links to resources, and to request a map for your school or organization.

Click here to submit a request for a map in the 2015–16 school year.

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  • Photo: Africa logo
    Africa Map

    The deep rainforests, endless savanna, and tremendous Sahara become a geographical field trip for your students, who will explore spectacular animals and their habitats, human settlement patterns, and iconic images on this visually stunning map of the continent.

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    Asia Map

    Home to over sixty percent of the world’s population, Asia encompasses a diverse landscape, extremes in climate, and multiple human cultures reaching back to the planet’s earliest civilizations. From Siberia to Saudi Arabia and from the Caucasus to Cambodia, the many marvels of Asia await your students’ inquiring minds and eager feet!

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    Europe Map

    Europe may be the world’s second smallest continent, but this map is just as large as our other Giant Traveling Maps. Your students will explore the continent’s temperate climate, rich natural resources and physical features while analyzing population, human health and economic data from the Middle Ages to the present.

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    North America Map

    Bringing geography home in a big way for your students, the North America map invites them to traverse the continent from Alaska’s Aleutian Islands to the Panama Canal and from Iceland to Baja. Along the way they will find their familiar home state or province as well as make new and exciting historical and cultural discoveries!

  • Map Text: Pacific Ocean Floor
    Pacific Ocean Map

    Your students will experience the vast Pacific Ocean’s many marvels: volcanoes giving birth to new islands, deep-sea vents supporting unique life forms, phytoplankton blooms providing over half of the planet’s fresh air, and the Great Barrier Reef – the largest living structure in the world.

  • Photo: South America
    South America Map

    Imagine your students scaling the high peaks of the Andes, searching for the ancient city of Machu Picchu, and following the Amazon River from its alpine headwaters thousands of miles through the Brazilian rain forest all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. This and more can happen all in an afternoon at your school on the Giant Traveling Map of South America!

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    What to Expect

    Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions for more on how to book a map, prepare for its arrival, take proper care it, and help your school community get the most out of its Giant Traveling Map experience.


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