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For more than 130 years, National Geographic has been documenting our extraordinary planet and all that is in it. We bring stories of adventure, world cultures and wild places to life in exhibitions, live events and experiences that are designed to be shared with audiences of all ages.

We partner with museums, science centers, universities, galleries, zoos, and aquariums all over the world on relevant and important projects. From large scale interactives to stunning photography shows, National Geographic Traveling Exhibitions are a window to the world.

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Upcoming Events

CANCELLED Getting the Story: Women in a Century of Change
CANCELLED Getting the Story: Women in a Century of Change
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Join four award-winning female journalists as they share and discuss the lengths they’ve gone and obstacles they’ve faced, and overcome, to get the...
CANCELLED Into the Canopy
Virtual Reality Exploration
CANCELLED Into the Canopy
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Join ecologist Kevin McLean for a VR journey into the treetops of a remote Panamanian rainforest on a secluded archipelago in the Caribbean Sea.
CANCELLED Blue Sanctuaries
Virtual Reality Exploration
CANCELLED Blue Sanctuaries
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Explore the U.S. national marine sanctuaries, from the Channel Islands’ thriving kelp forests to the Florida Keys’ emerald blue waters, in virtual ...

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    • Exhibition Types

      National Geographic offers high-quality traveling exhibitions to meet the needs of institutions both small and large. Working with photographers, explorers, and other partners in the fields of exploration, technology, education, and storytelling, National Geographic creates exhibitions covering a wide range of topics to appeal to multiple audiences.

      For venues located outside of the United States, National Geographic offers digitally delivered content packages. This option eliminates international shipping fees by providing partners with a secure link to download their exhibition files and production guidelines for printing and mounting the exhibition.

      For partners located within the United States, a printed and crated exhibition will be shipped to your venue, ready to hang.

    • Hosting

      To host a traveling exhibition, fill out the hosting request form. A member of our traveling exhibitions team will respond within one business day to discuss your venue’s interest, to outline fees and logistics including shipping, and to answer any additional questions you may have.

      A traveling exhibition manager will walk you through the process of selecting the right exhibition to meet your programmatic goals and space. This includes providing you with detailed object lists with images for your review and reviewing the schedule to find out what is available during your desired time frame.

    • Cost and Schedule

      A typical hosting period is 3-4 months. The loan fee ranges with the size and complexity of the exhibition selected. Please connect with us via the hosting request form to discuss specific loan fees and timing as there may be some flexibility.  

    • Shipping

      Shipping arrangements are made by National Geographic in consultation with the venue and may be included in the exhibition loan fee. If shipping is not included in the loan fee, the exhibitor will pay for the cost of inbound shipping. A list of crates with their sizes and contents are provided to the venue to assist in installation planning. For larger exhibitions where multiple tractor trailers are used, a detailed truck pack plan is provided to the venue in advance to assist in installation preparations and staging plans. The traveling exhibitions manager will identify any manpower and special equipment needs for unloading and loading at the exhibitor’s location.

    • Installation Requirements

      Installation requirements vary considerably depending on the size and complexity of the exhibition. For smaller photography exhibitions, installation may take only a few days with minimal staff. For larger exhibitions with exhibition furniture, audio, visual elements, and artifacts, it may take two weeks. The traveling exhibitions manager will work closely with you and your staff to develop a detailed installation and de-installation plan tailored to your needs and exhibition characteristics.

    • Marketing and Promotion

      Once a contract is executed, National Geographic provides access to exhibition marketing assets and can provide guidance on usage and strategy. All materials produced by the host venue must be approved by National Geographic before being released for public consumption. Additionally, the credit line must be present in all marketing materials in a prominent location. The credit line shall read:

      [EXHIBITION NAME] is developed and traveled by the National Geographic Society.

    • International Venues

      National Geographic has placed exhibitions in more than 40 countries worldwide, which has been viewed by millions of visitors. Content for the exhibitions are provided via digital delivery; thereby eliminating costly customs and shipping fees. Please connect with us via the hosting request form and the manager for international traveling exhibitions will be in touch with more information regarding available shows.

    Exhibitions Catalogs

    View the International Catalog

    See all international traveling exhibition offerings.


    View the United States Catalog

    See all traveling exhibition offerings for the United States.


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