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National Geographic Museum (Downtown)
1145 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

The gallery of the National Geographic Society hosts an ongoing series of temporary exhibitions.
(202) 857-7588


Daily, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm



National Geographic: Exploration Starts Here

National Geographic: Exploration Starts Here

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Where and when did exploration get its start at National Geographic?

Find out in "National Geographic: Exploration Starts Here," a permanent exhibition showcasing the greatest hits from our long and storied history of discovery. Go on expedition alongside our scientists, adventurers, and storytellers to discover where we've been and how much further we plan to go. Examine artifacts like the camera Robert Peary used at the North Pole and pots recovered from a shipwreck by Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Watch video from the top of Mount Everest and Jane Goodall's research camp. And learn the untold stories behind the discoveries of Machu Picchu and the Titanic.

Come see where exploration starts!