The National Geographic Society will celebrate its remarkable 125-year history with events across the organization throughout 2013.

Join Our Celebration!

  • Photo: Jane and chimp show the National Geographic flag

    Google+ Hangout

    In case you missed it, here are some highlights from our hangout with Jane Goodall, Robert Ballard, and other Nat Geo explorers.

  • Frame What Matters

    Frame What Matters

    Join our living mosaic of things that matter to people around the world.

Special Speakers

  • buzz-aldrin.jpg

    Buzz Aldrin: Mission to Mars

    On May 9, 2013, meet a legendary space explorer and hear his compelling thoughts on why we must continue to venture forth into the cosmos.

125 Anniversary Trips

Discover places where National Geographic's researchers and adventurers have made history, and travel with our top explorers whose current projects shape the next age of exploration.

  • Travel-DiscoveringMaya.jpg

    Discovering the Maya

    April 22-28, 2013 February 24-March 2, 2014 March 17-23, 2014

    Come face-to-face with rare Maya murals in the company of the archaeologist who discovered them: National Geographic grantee William Saturno. Examine the ancient paintings—still closed to the public—and visit the Maya cities of Tikal and Copán.

  • NGE_GreatApes_990x742.jpg

    The Great Apes of East Africa

    June 15-27, 2013 August 24-September 5, 2013 September 7-19, 2013

    Follow in the footsteps of Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey—two of National Geographic's greatest explorers—on an expedition into the jungles of Rwanda and western Tanzania.

  • NGE_CanadianMaritimes_990x742.jpg

    The Canadian Maritimes

    September 7-14, 2013

    Explore in the company of National Geographic's Chairman Emeritus Gilbert Grosvenor—Alexander Graham Bell's great-grandson—and Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis aboard the National Geographic Explorer.

  • NGE_EpicSouthAmerica_990x742.jpg

    Epic South America

    September 18-October 25, 2013

    Join six National Geographic experts, including Explorer-in-Residence Johan Reinhard, National Geographic Fellow Tom Lovejoy, and photographer Tyrone Turner on board the National Geographic Explorer to sail from the West Indies to Buenos Aires, exploring eight countries and three jungle rivers along the way.

  • NGE_HumanOrigins_990x742.jpg

    Human Origins: Southwest France and Northern Spain

    October 11-20, 2013

    April 4-13, 2014 May 16-25, 2014

    Trace the steps of early humans from southwestern France to Spain's northern coast as you explore some of the world's most important prehistoric cave art with renowned paleoanthropologist and National Geographic grantee Donald Johanson.

  • NGE_125JetTrip_990x742.jpg

    Celebrating 125 Years: An Extraordinary Journey by Private Jet

    October 23-November 15, 2013

    Travel in the company of 11 of our most accomplished explorers on a special journey by private jet to Oman, Bhutan, Laos, the Maldives, Botswana, and more. From Sylvia Earle to Johan Reinhard, and from Meave Leakey to Dereck and Beverly Joubert, our experts will share insights into their groundbreaking fieldwork.

     

     

    See All 125th Anniversary Trips >>

     

     

Travel With Our Top Explorers

Celebrate With Us

  • Photo: Jane and chimp show the National Geographic flag

    Google+ Hangout

    In case you missed it, here are some highlights from our hangout with Jane Goodall, Robert Ballard, and other Nat Geo explorers.

  • Frame What Matters

    Frame What Matters

    On January 13, 2013, we'll be handing out thousands of yellow borders in the Times Square area of New York City.

  • evening-of-exploration-2013.jpg

    A Night of Exploration

    Meet the trailblazers who are working on the frontiers of exploration and innovation, Friday, January 11, at 8PM ET.

    See More Events>>