National Geographic Events

Washington, D.C.

Hours and Admission

Museum Hours
10 a.m. – 6 p.m., 7 days a week

The Museum is a private, nonprofit institution. Your admission fee helps the Museum deliver world-class exhibitions and programming. We welcome visitors to enjoy the M Street Lobby photography exhibit, the light box photography exhibit, Tuesday at noon films, tours, and drop-in activities free of charge.

The prices below include access to all exhibitions.

Children 5–12 (free under 5)—$10
Annual Pass Member—Free

Please visit the Ticket Desk at the 17th Street entrance for information about National Geographic, our exhibitions, National Geographic Live! events, and the neighborhood.

Special ticket packages are available for National Geographic Live! and Museum events. Please refer to the season program schedule for a full list of events and prices.

National Geographic Live! Speaker Events:
Unless indicated otherwise, all National Geographic Live! events in Washington, D.C., take place at the Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium, a comfortable and intimate 385-seat theater located in the Society’s headquarters building.

Learn how to bring a student group (school, summer camp, scout, or other youth group) to the Museum and Live! events.

Questions? Contact us.


When Tough Meets Tech, Washington, D.C.
October 15, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Washington, D.C. by Location

Washington, D.C. for Today, October 13, 2015


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

Jerusalem 3D, Washington, D.C.
September 26, 2015 – March 31, 2016

The Lens of Adventure, Breckenridge, CO
October 14, 2015

View all events on the calendar page →