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Photo: Explorers Hall
Photo: Grosvenor Auditorium
Photo: The Dining Hall

Photo: National Geographic Headquarters

Looking for a distinctive setting for your reception, lecture, banquet, or other event? The landmark headquarters of the National Geographic Society in downtown Washington, D.C., may be just the place for you.


National Geographic's three-building complex features an open-air courtyard landscaped with pear trees, gardens, and sculptures.

Inside, the changing exhibits at the National Geographic Museum offer an intriguing backdrop for receptions. And the Grosvenor Auditorium's state-of-the-art projection, lighting, and sound capabilities are ideal for multimedia presentations. The dining hall features floor-to-ceiling windows and provides flexible reception and banquet space—and an experienced catering team is in place to help guarantee the success of any event!


The National Geographic Society is in the heart of Washington, D.C., at 1145 17th Street NW, within walking distance of Metrorail's Farragut North and Farragut West stations.

On-site parking is available by arrangement, with street parking and commercial garages nearby. All facilities are wheelchair accessible.

Contact Information

For reservations and other inquiries:
Telephone: +1 202 857 7770
E-mail: ngsspecialevents@ngs.org
Fax: +1 202 857 5864