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National Geographic Museum At the National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C., past and current expeditions, adventures, and scientific research come to life. Enjoy a wide variety of changing exhibitions as well as permanent and interactive displays.

The National Geographic Museum will be closed for installation from September 16 until October 21. During this time, the National Geographic Museum Store will be open Monday-Friday 10 AM-5 PM.

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Happy Holidays from the National Geographic Museum! There are BIG things to come in 2021, so check back in the new year!...
12/23/2020

Happy Holidays from the National Geographic Museum! There are BIG things to come in 2021, so check back in the new year!

Photo: Mark Fisher, National Geographic
Fisher Creative

12/21/2020
Falcon's Creative Group

Listen to the Falcon's Creative Group's latest podcast to explore the details of our "Becoming Jane" exhibition and learn about the incredible journey of Dr. Jane Goodall's life!

Listen to our latest #podcast episode to learn more about the award-winning exhibition, “Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall,” at the National Geographic Museum!

We’re joined by a few special guests who have great insight into Dr. Goodall’s story as well as the creation of this exhibition. From National Geographic Society, VP & Exec. Dir, Kathryn Keane and Vice President, Alan Parente, join the conversation. We are also joined by Bill Wallauer, Wildlife Cinematographer/Scientific Advisor to the Jane Goodall Institute.

Listen and subscribe here: https://lnkd.in/e2Us99C

#janegoodall #drjanegoodall #hopecast #nationalgeographic #natgeo #nature #animals #conservation #museum #design #exhibition #exhibitiondesign #museumdesign #themedentertainment #designstudio #innovation #sustainability

Hey Banff fans! Thinking about last minute holiday gifts for your adventurous family? The Banff Centre Mountain Film Fes...
12/17/2020

Hey Banff fans! Thinking about last minute holiday gifts for your adventurous family? The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour is going virtual this year bringing powerful films to the comfort of your home. Take advantage of the special bundle and purchase tickets here: https://filmfest.banffcentre.ca/?campaign=WT-157855

Our 2019-2020 Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellows are back from the field and are sharing their storytell...
12/14/2020

Our 2019-2020 Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellows are back from the field and are sharing their storytelling projects on globally relevant issues. Each Fellow used storytelling tools including blogs, photography, video, and social media to provide a window into the world’s many cultures. They’re now more committed than ever to educating audiences about the pressing issues facing our planet. Read more about Melanie, Emi, Alyea, and Madison's journey on our blog: https://blog.nationalgeographic.org/2020/12/14/back-from-the-field-the-2019-2020-fulbright-national-geographic-storytelling-fellows-share-their-transformative-stories/

We are happy to announce that Mariua gave birth to two jaguar cubs at the San Alonso Jaguar Reintroduction Center in the...
12/11/2020

We are happy to announce that Mariua gave birth to two jaguar cubs at the San Alonso Jaguar Reintroduction Center in the Iberá National Park in Corrientes, Argentina! This is exciting news since this species became extinct from Corrientes due to hunting, modification of the environment and loss of its natural prey. #LastWildPlaces #jaguar

Watch the Last Wild Places event with the National Geographic Museum to learn more about the the Jaguar Reintroduction Project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29dIXjw_2A8&feature=emb_logo

12/10/2020
National Geographic

Did you tune into our "Living Lullabies" event with National Geographic Society Explorer Hannah Reyes Morales? In case you missed it, or if you're anxious to hear more about the history of lullaby rituals and what they mean to children and parents around the world, check out National Geographic's Storytelling Hour.

What were your favorite lullabies as a child growing up or what are lullabies you like to sing your children to sleep?

Around the world, families face unique challenges before the day’s end, but every night children share a universal experience of being lulled to sleep. What do these lullabies say about our history, our culture, our society as a whole?
Read our story, "What the lullabies we sing to our children reveal about us" here: https://on.natgeo.com/3lYADNa

PANELISTS:
- Rachel Buchholz, editor in chief and VP of National Geographic Kids
- Hannah Reyes Morales, writer and photographer of the Lullabies story
- Janai Norman, ABC correspondent and pop news anchor on weekend Good Morning America
- Alyea Pierce, National Geographic Fellow, author, educator, and performance poet
- Jessica and Anthony Hallett, featured in the Lullabies story

We're excited to announce that we've been awarded the Themed Entertainment Association Thea Award for Outstanding Achiev...
11/19/2020
TEA announces 27th annual TEA Thea Awards recipients (official press release)

We're excited to announce that we've been awarded the Themed Entertainment Association Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement for our "Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall" exhibition design! It is such an honor to receive this award and many thanks to our partners at the Jane Goodall Institute, Falcon's Creative Group, and NeoPangea for helping us bring the legacy of Dr. Jane Goodall to life! #TEAtheas http://on.natgeo.org/6180HG3QG

BURBANK, California USA, Nov 19, 2020 -- The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) announced the new slate of TEA Thea Awards recipients, honoring people, projects and technologies representing excellence in the visitor attractions industry.The prestigious TEA Thea Award is considered one of the at...

11/10/2020
National Geographic Education

National Geographic Education

Today, we honor and celebrate the legacy of Alex Trebek, longtime host of the #NatGeoBee and advocate for all things geography. Captured here is a behind-the-scenes moment of Alex sharing the importance of geography for students today. 🌎 💛 http://on.natgeo.org/6186H89QO

National Geographic Society
11/09/2020

National Geographic Society

Today we honor the life of television icon Alex Trebek, longtime host of the trivia game show Jeopardy!, National Geographic Education Foundation Board of Governors member and the founding host of the National Geographic Bee.

Before his final #NatGeoBee in 2013, he shared: “It’s going to be like leaving a family because we have become a lot like a family over the past quarter century.” We are grateful for his lasting legacy, longtime advocacy for geography education and the inspirational role he played in the Nat Geo family.

Photo by: Rebecca Hale

11/06/2020
Pete Muller - Solastalgia

Join us next Tuesday, Nov. 10 for a virtual event with National Geographic Society Explorer and photographer Pete Muller. He'll offer an in-depth look at solastalgia, a concept that describes the emotional existential distress caused by environmental change. He'll examine this idea through powerful photographs that portray the impact of climate change, the coronavirus pandemic and the devastating fire that ripped through California in 2018. Register today! http://on.natgeo.org/6182HBrwA

11/03/2020

This #ElectionDay we’re reflecting on the history of voting. A few months ago, we reached an important milestone marking 100 years since women earned the right to vote - and though it took decades for Black and Indigenous women to also emerge as powerful electorate - that summer in 1920 forever changed the lives of women. Take a virtual tour of our “Women: A Century of Change” exhibition and make sure to #vote. http://www.nationalgeographic.org/events/visit/women-vr/

Hello to all our friends in Pamplona! Making weekend plans? Head to Paseo de Sarasate to view our Pole to Pole exhibitio...
10/23/2020
De Polo a Polo - Exposición itinerante

Hello to all our friends in Pamplona! Making weekend plans? Head to Paseo de Sarasate to view our Pole to Pole exhibition opened with Fundación "la Caixa" now open through November 10. http://on.natgeo.org/6182GAqYM

Exposición itinerante de la Fundación ”la Caixa”: De Polo a Polo, un viaje a los grandes paraísos naturales a través de 52 imágenes de National Geographic.

NBC Washington
10/22/2020
NBC Washington

NBC Washington

National Geographic Museum is hosting virtual field trips for students in the D.C. area.

10/11/2020
Alicia Garza

As we approach Election Day, Alicia Garza's message from "Women: A Century of Change" could not be more important. "The power of a vote is making your voice heard," she says. We are so grateful for the women who have used their voices to help inspire others. Today, we encourage you to take a virtual tour of the exhibition to hear from Alicia and many other impactful women from around the globe. #DayoftheGirl http://on.natgeo.org/6186G2BSy

09/24/2020
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Born in Quito, Ecuador, photographer Karla Gachet recounts her assignment to document Laura and her baby boy as they celebrated the end of her cuarentena. The tradition, common throughout some countries in Latin America, have new mothers rest under the care of their relatives for some 40 days after childbirth. The period ends with a mother-child herbal bath and a massage.

This #HispanicHeritageMonth, explore stories from photographers like Karla and others in the virtual tour of the "Women: A Century of Change" exhibition. http://on.natgeo.org/6181Gx3sF

Just announced — our fall virtual event season kicks off this October! Your ticket to the world from the comfort of your...
09/14/2020

Just announced — our fall virtual event season kicks off this October! Your ticket to the world from the comfort of your home awaits, no passport required. Register today! http://on.natgeo.org/6186Gt4S6

Happy 85th birthday to "Her Deepness" Sylvia A. Earle! Sylvia is the definition of a trailblazer paving the way for wome...
08/30/2020

Happy 85th birthday to "Her Deepness" Sylvia A. Earle! Sylvia is the definition of a trailblazer paving the way for women oceanographers worldwide. Named a "hero for the planet," she has spent decades studying the seas and the life within it. Sylvia is featured in the Portaits of Power room in our "Women: A Century of Change" exhibition. Take the virtual tour and learn more about her incredible work! http://on.natgeo.org/6181GmZsX

Enric Sala is a former university professor who saw himself writing the obituary of ocean life, and quit academia to bec...
08/29/2020

Enric Sala is a former university professor who saw himself writing the obituary of ocean life, and quit academia to become a full-time conservationist as a National Geographic Explorer in Residence. Read his love letter to the planet and hear his thoughts on how to protect the natural world at the virtual launch of his book The Nature of Nature. Meet Enric and special guests on August 30 at 5PM EDT by registering for this free event today. Photo Credit: Enric Sala http://on.natgeo.org/6184GW2II

National Geographic Education
08/27/2020

National Geographic Education

The March on Washington is Friday — are you planning to incorporate it into your lesson plans? History teacher Amy Trenkle says the key is putting the March in context for students:

“This is a teachable moment. With so much going on now, it’s so relevant and we are able to draw history in so easily. How are we remembering the March and thinking about it in relation to what we are doing today? You could have a lesson that looks at key figures; another time you could look at key events; and another time you could look through a geographical lens. When you make connections to another part of history and actions of others in time and space, it’s powerful for both teachers and students.

It’s also a great time to explore what marches have taken place in students’ communities and/or states….what were the issues? Why were marches needed? What are the details of the marches? Were they successful? And ultimately, asking students, what would THEY march for? What is a topic that would get them on their feet and moving?”

📷: Rowland Scherman, Courtesy U.S. Information Agency

In his newest book The Nature of Nature, National Geographic Explorer in Residence Enric Sala shares how protecting natu...
08/26/2020

In his newest book The Nature of Nature, National Geographic Explorer in Residence Enric Sala shares how protecting nature is our best hope for an abundant future. Hear more from Enric in a conversation with The Washington Post’s Juliet Eilperin on Sunday, August 30th at 5PM EDT. Enric will talk about why now is our moment to protect the planet for future generations. Registration is free and open to all http://on.natgeo.org/6182GW2hY

Today is #WomensEqualityDay, the day when the 19th amendment—giving women the right to vote—was officially certified. It...
08/26/2020

Today is #WomensEqualityDay, the day when the 19th amendment—giving women the right to vote—was officially certified. It's incredible to look back over the past 100 years to see how far women have come but it's also a reminder of the steps we have yet to take to ensure equality for ALL women. Take a moment today to reflect on the representation of women over the past century by virtually visiting our "Women: A Century of Change" exhibition. We hope it leaves you inspired! http://on.natgeo.org/6185GmVFP

ABC 7 News - WJLA interviewed Museum Director Kathryn Keane about our new virtual exhibition, "Women: A Century of Chang...
08/25/2020
National Geographic offers virtual tour of "Women: A Century of Change" exhibition

ABC 7 News - WJLA interviewed Museum Director Kathryn Keane about our new virtual exhibition, "Women: A Century of Change."

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women's constitutional right to vote, virtually transport yourself to the halls of the exhibition in 360-degree video and zoom into select images throughout the experience to hear stories from featured photographers like Erika Larsen, Jodi Cobb, and Lynn Johnson.

Experience the exhibition here: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/events/visit/women-vr/

https://wjla.com/features/good-morning-washington/national-geographic-offers-virtual-tour-of-women-a-century-of-change-exhibition

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women's constitutional right to vote – The National Geographic Museum created an inspiring exhibit called “Women: A Century of Change. ” Of course, it’s been difficult to visit in person this year, but now you can en...

Today, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, we released a virtual tour of our "Women: A Century of Ch...
08/18/2020
Women: A Century of Change Virtual Reality Tour

Today, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, we released a virtual tour of our "Women: A Century of Change" exhibition. View 360 degree images from @insidenatgeo’s historic archive that showcase a global chronicle of the lives of women over the past century and hear from the incredible women photographers who took these meaningful photographs. http://on.natgeo.org/6183GlEDJ

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage by exploring images from National Geographic's archives that depict women from around the world.

We're just 10 days away from our next Virtual Explorer Trivia Night co-hosted with District Trivia! Register today for a...
08/10/2020

We're just 10 days away from our next Virtual Explorer Trivia Night co-hosted with District Trivia! Register today for a chance to see if you're smarter than National Geographic Society Explorer and underwater photographer, Brian Skerry. Hear Brian share stories from his close encounters with sharks and test your knowledge of these magnificent predators. http://on.natgeo.org/6180G9eJq

08/06/2020
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Mark your calendars for our next Virtual Explorer Trivia Night co-hosted with District Trivia on Thursday, Aug. 20! Test your geo-smarts alongside two National Geographic Society Explorers: Asha de Vos and Brian Skerry. Asha is a marine biologist, ocean educator, and pioneer of blue whale research with Oceanswell in Sri Lanka. Hear her fascinating blue whale stories and see if you're smarter than a National Geographic Explorer! http://on.natgeo.org/6182G57tn

National Geographic Society
07/30/2020

National Geographic Society

Today at 10AM ET: Tune in LIVE here on our page with journalist Paul Salopek! He joins us for the third and final discussion with members of his Out of Eden Walk journey through India. This panel of storytellers will share about their time joining Paul during his 2,400 mile walk across northern India.

07/30/2020
National Geographic Society

National Geographic Society

National Geographic Fellow and Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Paul Salopek is on a 21,000-mile storytelling odyssey across the globe, following in the footsteps of our ancestors. As he traverses the globe on foot for the Out of Eden Walk, he is working to tell the story of the lives of the people he encounters—nomads, villagers, traders, farmers, and fishermen.

Join Paul this Thursday for the third and final live discussion with members of his #EdenWalk journey across India—including Explorers and photographers Arati Kumar-Roi, John Stanmeyer, and other distinguished storytellers who will share their experiences and tell stories of the human landscape along India's rivers.

Register for free and tune in on Thursday (7/30) at 10AM ET. Space is limited! https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5015950151998/WN_HbIrbeTaQaCYQ-RlE58mQw

In just 30 minutes, hear from journalist Paul Salopek who'll lead a discussion with members of his Out of Eden Walk jour...
07/23/2020

In just 30 minutes, hear from journalist Paul Salopek who'll lead a discussion with members of his Out of Eden Walk journey through India! This panel of distinguished storytellers will share from their experience joining Paul during his 2,400 mile walk across northern India.

Tune in LIVE here on our page with journalist Paul Salopek for another discussion with members of his Out of Eden Walk journey through India! This panel of distinguished storytellers will share from their experience joining Paul during his 2,400 mile walk across northern India.

The American Alliance of Museums interviewed our Museum Director, Kathryn Keane about the importance of storytelling. Ke...
07/17/2020
How to Use Storytelling to Build and Engage Audiences

The American Alliance of Museums interviewed our Museum Director, Kathryn Keane about the importance of storytelling. Keane says, "The artifacts themselves don’t tell the story. We must build stories around them." We want our exhibitions to resonate with our visitors beyond our doors and most of all we want visitors to feel welcome. Lifelong learners want to know they have a place to go, and we can't wait to welcome you back once it's safe to do so. Until then, keep an eye on our virtual experiences! http://on.natgeo.org/6181GXVQ1

As far as museums go, the National Geographic Museum is unlike any other. With access to over 130 years’ worth of photos, footage, data, and archival materials—plus a built-in audience alread…

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