Washington, D.C.

Event Listings

Our upcoming events are listed below:

Flying Monsters 3D
Mon 11/24/14 1:00PM
Mon 11/24/14 3:00PM
Tue 11/25/14 1:00PM
Tue 11/25/14 3:00PM
Wed 11/26/14 1:00PM
Wed 11/26/14 3:00PM
Thu 11/27/14 1:00PM
Fri 11/28/14 1:00PM
Fri 11/28/14 3:00PM
Sat 11/29/14 1:00PM
Sat 11/29/14 3:00PM
Sun 11/30/14 1:00PM
Sun 11/30/14 3:00PM
Sat 12/13/14 1:00PM
Sat 12/13/14 3:00PM
Sun 12/14/14 1:00PM
Sun 12/14/14 3:00PM
Sat 12/20/14 1:00PM
Sat 12/20/14 3:00PM
Sun 12/21/14 1:00PM
Sun 12/21/14 3:00PM
Mon 12/22/14 1:00PM
Mon 12/22/14 3:00PM
Tue 12/23/14 1:00PM
Tue 12/23/14 3:00PM
Wed 12/24/14 1:00PM
Fri 12/26/14 1:00PM
Fri 12/26/14 3:00PM
Sat 12/27/14 1:00PM
Sat 12/27/14 3:00PM
Sun 12/28/14 1:00PM
Sun 12/28/14 3:00PM
Mon 12/29/14 1:00PM
Mon 12/29/14 3:00PM
Tue 12/30/14 1:00PM
Tue 12/30/14 3:00PM
Wed 12/31/14 1:00PM
Wed 12/31/14 3:00PM

The Historic Hubbard Hall
Join National Geographic head chef Matthew Crudder for a local, sustainable dinner in the historic Hubbard Hall, the first headquarters of the National Geographic Society. Inspired by the exhibition Food: Our Global Kitchen, this evening will feature a guided five-course meal with local wine, beer, and cider pairings. As you dine, Archivist Renee Braden will share the history of National Geographic and discuss its rich relationship with food.

Must be 21 or older; ID required.
Thu 12/4/14 7:00PM

Sea Monsters 3D
Discover the extraordinary marine reptiles from the dinosaur age. Eighty million years ago the American Midwest resided under a great inland sea where colossal creatures ruled the waves.
Mon 11/24/14 12:00PM
Mon 11/24/14 2:00PM
Tue 11/25/14 12:00PM
Tue 11/25/14 2:00PM
Wed 11/26/14 12:00PM
Wed 11/26/14 2:00PM
Thu 11/27/14 12:00PM
Fri 11/28/14 12:00PM
Fri 11/28/14 2:00PM
Sat 11/29/14 12:00PM
Sat 11/29/14 2:00PM
Sun 11/30/14 12:00PM
Sun 11/30/14 2:00PM
Sat 12/13/14 12:00PM
Sat 12/13/14 2:00PM
Sun 12/14/14 12:00PM
Sun 12/14/14 2:00PM
Sat 12/20/14 12:00PM
Sat 12/20/14 2:00PM
Sun 12/21/14 12:00PM
Sun 12/21/14 2:00PM
Mon 12/22/14 12:00PM
Mon 12/22/14 2:00PM
Tue 12/23/14 12:00PM
Tue 12/23/14 2:00PM
Wed 12/24/14 12:00PM
Fri 12/26/14 12:00PM
Fri 12/26/14 2:00PM
Sat 12/27/14 12:00PM
Sat 12/27/14 2:00PM
Sun 12/28/14 12:00PM
Sun 12/28/14 2:00PM
Mon 12/29/14 12:00PM
Mon 12/29/14 2:00PM
Tue 12/30/14 12:00PM
Tue 12/30/14 2:00PM
Wed 12/31/14 12:00PM
Wed 12/31/14 2:00PM

Journey of the Jaguar
Meet Alan Rabinowitz—a true conservation hero of our time—and enter the world of the mysterious jaguar, which has captured the imagination of humans since ancient times. CEO of the big cat advocacy organization Panthera, Rabinowitz has worked passionately to protect big cats for almost 30 years, much of it spent in the field seeking out these majestic animals in order to show the world their mesmerizing beauty. He’ll report on what he’s learned about these wild felines and the traditional cultures that still revere them—and share the story of how a childhood encounter with a jaguar changed his life.

Book signing to follow the event. Learn more about our Big Cats Initiative at CauseAnUproar.org.
Mon 11/24/14 7:30PM

2014 Exhibits

People of Everest
Long thought of as loyal companions to generations of Himalayan mountaineers, the Sherpa people and their culture have been overlooked as foreigners focus exclusively on reaching summits. In this special event, climber and Everest veteran Conrad Anker will offer his insights into the relationship between climbers and Sherpas—a sometimes strained relationship exacerbated by the tragic avalanche of April 2014. He’ll be joined by photographer Aaron Huey, who documented the contemporary Sherpa culture for the November 2014 National Geographic, and Lakpa Rita, a leader of the Sherpa climbing community.
Mon 12/1/14 7:30PM

The Art of Photographing Food
Tue 12/2/14 7:00PM

Risk Takers
Why do we do it? What makes an explorer face danger and yet press on when others would turn back? Inspired by an article in the September 2013 National Geographic, a panel moderated by writer Pat Walters will reveal why they put themselves in jeopardy in pursuit of their mission. Participants include virologist Victoria Jensen, herpetologist and National Geographic 2010 Emerging Explorer Zoltan Takacs, archaeologist and National Geographic Fellow Sarah Parcak, extreme filmmaker and kayaker Trip Jennings, and climber Peter “Mr. Everest” Athans.
Wed 12/3/14 7:30PM

An Irish Christmas
Celebrate an Emerald Isle holiday as Moya Brennan returns by popular demand with a new selection of musical gems for the season. After catapulting to fame as the voice of the renowned group Clannad, Moya Brennan has become one of the most recognizable voices in Irish music. Inspired and illustrated by photographs of Ireland taken by her husband, Tim Jarvis, at the time they first met, the show offers holiday tradition and a dash of romance. Become part of one of Nat Geo Live’s most enduring traditions and join us for a memorable evening of music and imagery.

Special performance by the Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance. Enjoy seasonal fare before the show for sale at the NGS Café.
Sat 12/6/14 3:00PM
Sat 12/6/14 7:00PM

Earlier this year, famed climber Alex Honnold and climber/filmmaker Cedar Wright summited 45 rock towers, biked 700 miles through Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona, and climbed and rappelled more than 12,000 vertical feet of rock. They called this agonizing journey and resulting film Sufferfest 2—the sequel to a previous biking-and-climbing adventure in California, their film of which was a hit at the Banff Mountain Film Festival. But this was suffering with a purpose: to support a $40,000 Navajo Solar Project funded by Honnold. Share the laughter and spare yourself the blisters and bruises as these two happy road warriors recount their latest adventure.

Community Partner: Earth Treks Climbing Centers. Co-presented with National Geographic Adventure.

Use #Sufferfest to follow the conversation and share your thoughts on social media.
Wed 12/10/14 7:30PM

Ocean Wild
Immerse yourself in the latest amazing stories from beneath the waves as a master underwater photographer reports on his most recent National Geographic assignments. Brian Skerry’s surprisingly intimate portraits of marine life have captured the imagination of a generation. From a fascinating look at dolphins’ intelligence to a profile of the enigmatic Bluefin tuna, Skerry’s camera illuminates long-held mysteries of the deep. Ocean Wild will also explore the netherworld of seamounts and journey through the interconnected ecosystems of the Mesoamerican Reef.
Thu 12/11/14 7:30PM

Holiday Fiesta with Cambalache
Celebrate the holidays Veracruz-style with the festive rhythms and melodies of Cambalache. Based in East L.A., Cambalache (meaning “exchange”) has become a world music sensation playing the exciting son jarocho style from the southern Mexican state of Veracruz. For this special holiday dance party in the National Geographic Dining Hall, the group will play Mexican Christmas songs and teach us the fandango dance style—an energy-fused Latino tradition to jump-start your season!

Mexican munchies, margaritas, and other beverages for sale!
Fri 12/12/14 7:30PM