National Geographic’s fall 2017 D.C. live event lineup promises something for just about everyone with student matinees, happy hours, immersive exhibitions, and more. Experience exploration firsthand with a lineup of speakers including National Geographic Explorers like Ronan Donovan, National Geographic Magazine Editor-in-Chief Susan Goldberg, Nat Geo WILD’s Dr. Jan Pol, and former International Space Station Commander Terry Virts. Get inspired by some of the season’s highlights:
Wrap up #SummerOfSharks by visiting the exhibition, “Sharks: On Assignment with Brian Skerry”through Oct. 1. Go further and join the man behind the camera and the 2017 Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year, Brian Skerry, for an insider tour or master class in underwater photography.
Nat Geo Nightsreturn! Enjoy food, drinks and interactive activities with the chance to meet explorers. The series of monthly happy hours kicks off on Sept. 21 with Nat Geo Nights: Galápagos. Learn from explorers like Pelayo Salinas de Léon about the remarkable islands and the threats they face. Also check out Nat Geo Nights: Untamed and Nat Geo Nights: Silk Road.
Go WILD with National Geographic photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols at the new exhibition, WILD: Michael Nichols. Incredible wildlife images will transport visitors to remote places across the globe in this exhibition, organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Experience adventure with National Geographic Explorer Mike Libecki in a special event combining virtual reality (with Nat Geo–provided headsets), holograms, enhanced reality, 3-D motion, and more. During the virtual exploration, the audience will paddle with polar bears, swim among Antarctic whales and penguins, and trek to Everest Base Camp without leaving D.C. Then, learn more about the exciting technologies that made this experience possible.
Travel to Jerusalem in an immersive exhibition experience like never before as part of National Geographic’s “Tomb of Christ: The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Experience” opening Nov. 15. Get a behind-the-scenes look of the project on opening night with National Geographic Society Archaeologist-in-Residence Fredrik Hiebert, National Geographic Explorer Corey Jaskloski, Emmy-nominated filmmaker J.J. Kelley, and National Geographic staff writer Kristin Romey.
Try something new at our Atlas of Beer Happy Hour. Hear from “beer doctors” and authors Nancy Hoalst-Pullen and Mark Patterson while award-winning brewmaster Garrett Oliver leads a guided tasting with food pairings. At the end of the night, guests will receive a copy of Hoalst-Pullen and Patterson’s new book, National Geographic’s first-ever Atlas of Beer.
Student matinees, presented by Great Courses and sponsored by Canon, feature presentations from National Geographic Explorers geared toward students. Hear from explorers and ask them questions. Learn about past and upcoming matinees and plan your visit here.
The fall season begins on Sept. 7 and runs through Dec. 6. View the full list of speakers and events here.