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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
Jun 13 - Jun 8A New Age of Exploration
Mar 5 - Aug 1Wildest Weather in the Solar System 3D
Apr 10 - Sep 2Peruvian Gold Ancient Treasures Unearthed
Apr 24Engineering for Adventure
Apr 30Curating Peruvian Gold
May 8Farmhouse Ale: The Taste of Saison
May 14Culture Heroes: Saving the Past
May 28The Historic Hubbard Hall
Jun 4Coral, Fire, + Ice
Jun 12An Evening of Exploration and Discovery

Plan Your Visit

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

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