June Events at National Geographic Museum
National Geographic Museum Sharks: On Assignment With Brian Skerry
This summer, the National Geographic museum will present “Sharks,” an exhibition featuring impressive photography, videos, models, artifacts, and interactive experiences to showcase award-winning National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry’s work filming the important, and threatened, shark.
Explorers Festival: Nat Geo Nights: Into the Okavango
Thursday, June 15 5:30 pm-8:00 pm | Tickets $20
Join Nat Geo Explorers for a night of great music, food, and drinks. In a special Explorers Festival presentation, guests will meet members of an amazing team that have spent the past two years navigating the Okavango River Basin as part of an impressive endeavor to help document and protect one of the last truly wild places on Earth.
Explorers Festival: Red Planet vs. Blue Planet: Where Do We Explore Next?
Saturday, June 17 9:30 am-3:30 pm | Tickets $100 (lunch included)
Explore this thought-provoking question with some of the world’s best explorers and storytellers as they talk about the future of exploration on this planet and across the galaxy. The host for the day is the entertaining environmental anthropologist and Nat Geo 2011 Explorer of the Year Kenny Broad. He will take you on a journey from the surface of Mars to the depths of the ocean to learn from the best and brightest in exploration.
Explorers Festival: Celebration of Exploration
Saturday, June 17 at 5:30 pm | Tickets $250
Join the biggest names in exploration as they pay tribute to the visionaries who push boundaries and change our world for the better. Festivities will begin with a global culinary adventure featuring an array of cuisines prepared by some of D.C.’s most celebrated chefs, complemented by music by the X Ambassadors and cultural elements highlighting National Geographic’s work around the world. You'll continue the evening in Lisner Auditorium with a star-studded show hosted by writer and comedian Mo Rocca, with filmmaker James Cameron and TV host Jason Silva, honoring the explorers, scientists, and storytellers who have inspired our love of nature and led the crusade to preserve the planet for future generations.