I'd like to visit the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C. Do you offer tours?


Although we do not offer tours of our offices, we have a museum that features rotating exhibits related to our work. General information about our museum, including hours of operation, current and coming exhibits, and more can be found here.

You can also call +1 202 857 7588 for information.

If you will be bringing a group of 50 or more, please call the reservation line at +1 202 857 7689 to let them know when you're coming. For groups smaller than 50, it is not necessary to do this.


Where can I find out about National Geographic's museum exhibits?


Our website contains details on exhibits at our headquarters museum as well as traveling exhibits.


Does National Geographic have lectures or other live events? Are there student discounts for these programs?


Our National Geographic Live! event series offers group discount rates, and children's rates are available for many programs as well. Please contact Karen Rooker in the Ticket Office at +1 202 957 7701 or at krooker@ngs.org for information.


Will a National Geographic expert speak to my class or at our event?


National Geographic has a Speakers Bureau though which you can identify guest lecturers and make arrangements for them to appear at special events.


How can I learn more about the history of the National Geographic Society?


The National Geographic Society has a rich history more than a century old. Here are a few milestones.