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National Geographic Museum Photo 2018-07-21 18:49

On July 25, experience the golden age of transatlantic steamship travel through a one-of-a-kind culinary journey provided by top D.C. restaurants and bars. Purchase tickets here:

National Geographic Museum is in Farragut Square.

Hey, D.C.! We’re in Farragut Square right now for #FarragutFridays with Golden Triangle DC! Join us out here until 2pm ET for a chance to win free tickets to our latest exhibition, “Titanic: The Untold Story,” as well as many other sea-worthy prizes!

National Geographic Museum Photo 2018-07-19 20:13

TONIGHT: There is still time to purchase tickets to our Nat Geo Nights event tonight at 5:30 pm. Hear inspiring new voices talk about their time spent in the field.

National Geographic Museum Photo 2018-07-19 17:00

Did you know: Only seven deck chairs from the Titanic are known to exist today. Visit "Titanic: The Untold Story" and see one of the chairs for yourself.

National Geographic Museum Photo 2018-07-18 16:35

Virtually experience the world of fourth-century Jerusalem with "Tomb of Christ.” A 3-D video will transport you beyond the museum's walls and into a world never before seen by the public.

National Geographic Museum Photo 2018-07-17 15:51

If secrets are what you are looking for, then look no further than our "Titanic: The Untold Story" exhibition. Purchase tickets now to discover the truth:

National Geographic Museum Photo 2018-07-16 16:55

What really led Bob Ballard to the North Atlantic in 1985 when he found the Titanic?"Uncover what was previously classified at "Titanic: The Untold Story" starting May 30.

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Built in the fourth century, "The Church of the Holy Sepulchre," recently underwent restoration. Take a virtual tour with "Tomb of Christ: The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Experience.” #TOCExhibit

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Staying at a Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in Washington, D.C.? Take advantage of discounted tickets to "Titanic: The Untold Story" by showing your hotel key card at our museum ticket office!

National Geographic Museum Photo 2018-07-13 17:00

Every stone panel from the exterior of the 19th-century Edicule was removed, cleaned and replaced. Come experience the restoration at our "Tomb of Christ" exhibition.
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Tate Photo 2018-06-07 18:20

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photo 2018-06-07 15:58

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Gun of the Day - NRA Museums 2018-06-07 13:01

GUN OF THE DAY - A Ranger 1911A1? The Robert E. Petersen Gallery holds many unusual handguns and this Colt 1911A1 is right in there swinging. While some might be captivated by the fine set of stag grips on this GOTD, the oddly truncated trigger guard sets this pistol apart. There are a number of similar handguns in existence that were modified by Texas Ranger Captain Manuel T. Gonzaullas, who spent considerable time in later life in Hollywood, not far from where Robert E. Petersen lived. Is this one of that Ranger's handguns? We just don't know. Caliber: .45 ACP Production Date: 1943 #NRAmuseums #GunOfTheDay #guns #history

National Gallery Photo 2018-06-07 12:43

Gauguin was born #OnThisDay in 1848. 'Bowl of Fruit and Tankard before a Window' by Gauguin is a tribute to a Cézanne painting Gauguin had acquired around 10 years earlier, 'Still Life with Compotier, Glass and Apples'. It repeats many of the elements of this painting, such as the fruit, pottery, rumpled tablecloth and the knife at the lower right. On a wider level it is also indicative of Gauguin moving away from Impressionism to a more structurally rigorous art exemplified by Cézanne's work. View this homage to still life in Room 43: