Friday, August 22, 2014

National Geographic Live Announces DC Fall Schedule

Moya Brennan returns to National Geographic Live, December 6th

From our friends at National Geographic Live...

National Geographic Live announces its 2014 fall season lineup, which includes a diverse array of presenters from explorers, photographers and scientists to chefs, musicians and even a cheesemonger. The broad range of programming, which will be presented at National Geographic’s downtown headquarters, continues Nat Geo Live’s long-standing tradition of offering quality events to multi-generational audiences in the Washington metropolitan region.

The fall schedule features more than 30 events, including explorer talks, film screenings, musical performances and tastings. Returning audience favorites include Irish folk singer Moya Brennan, brewmaster Garrett Oliver, climber Alex Honnold, paleontologist Paul Sereno and photographer Marcus Bleasdale. Chef José Andrés, author Jodi Picoult and “Hell’s Kitchen” winner Rock Harper are among those making their Nat Geo Live debut this season. As in previous seasons, specially priced, themed ticket packages will be offered for the food, photography and adventure programs.

“We are proud to present our fall 2014 season and hope others join in our excitement for the opportunity to see, hear and, in some cases, taste the stories and experiences these incredible people have to share,” said Gregory McGruder, National Geographic’s vice president for public programs. “We look forward to providing Washingtonians with another season of meaningful programming that will inspire and entertain audiences of all ages.”

The Nat Geo Live fall season runs from Oct. 2 through Dec. 12, with tickets on sale now. For daytime audiences, Nat Geo Live’s popular “Tuesdays at Noon” film series continues, with free films every Tuesday from Oct. 14 through Dec. 9. For select evening events, the National Geographic Museum and Store will offer extended hours for guests who purchase the $7 Museum Add-On Pass.

There will also be two student matinees offered this season in conjunction with evening events. The first, on Oct. 28, features NASA engineer Kobie Boykins talking to students in grades 3 through 6 about “Exploring Mars: The Next Generation.” On Dec. 11, underwater photographer Brian Skerry will present “Ocean Soul” to students in grades 5 through 8. Nat Geo Live’s student matinees are open to school groups for $10 per student and include admission to the National Geographic Museum. For tickets or more information on the student matinees, call (202) 857-7281.

All events take place in National Geographic’s Grosvenor Auditorium. Tickets may be purchased online at, via telephone at (202) 857-7700 or in person at the National Geographic ticket office between 9:00 AM and 5:30 PM. Tickets must be purchased by Sept. 12 to ensure guaranteed early bird pricing. Free parking is available in the National Geographic underground garage for Nat Geo Live programs that begin after 6 p.m. For the full Nat Geo Live fall season schedule, visit

About National Geographic Live:
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