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National Geographic

The National Geographic Society is one of the world's largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to "increase and diffuse geographic knowledge," the Society works to inspire people to care about the planet. It reaches more than 300 million people worldwide each month through its official journal, National Geographic, and other media and merchandise. National Geographic has funded more than 8,700 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education program combating geographic illiteracy. The Society's public programs include the National Geographic museum, whose changing exhibitions reflect the Society's mission, and National Geographic Live, which offers lectures, films, concerts, and other events that allow visitors to experience the world and all that is in it.

Museum Daily: 10am-5pm. Closed December 25.
Evening programs as stated.

Admission for some programs

Calendar of Events
Aug 5 - Nov 30Mars Up Close
Sep 12 - Apr 12Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous
Sep 13 - Apr 1Sea Monsters 3D: A Prehistoric Adventure
Sep 13 - Apr 1Flying Monsters 3D
Oct 16 - Feb 22Food: Our Global Kitchen
Nov 24Journey of the Jaguar
Dec 1People of Everest: The Changing Sherpa Culture
Dec 2The Art of Photographing Food
Dec 3Risk Takers: Pushing the Limits
Dec 4A Farm-to-Table Meal in Hubbard Hall
Dec 6Moya Brennan: An Irish Christmas
Dec 10Sufferfest: 700 Miles of Pain and Glory
Dec 11Ocean Wild
Dec 11Ocean Soul - Student Matinee
Dec 12Holiday Fiesta With Cambalache

Plan Your Visit

National Geographic
1145 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-857-7000 phone

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