Traveling Exhibits & Immersive Experiences
We bring stories of adventure, world cultures and wild places to life in exhibitions and experiences that are designed to be shared with audiences of all ages
Our exhibitions have been viewed by millions of visitors in
How to Host or Book
- Fill out the hosting form on any exhibition page. Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- A member of our traveling exhibitions team will respond within five business days.
A National Geographic representative will:
- Discuss your venue’s interest, outline fees and logistics.
- Walk you through the process of selecting the right exhibition to meet your programmatic goals and space.
- Review the schedule to find out what is available during your desired time frame.
- Answer any additional questions you may have.
Frequently Asked Questions
We create exhibitions covering a wide range of topics to appeal to multiple audiences. Here are answers to some commonly asked questions.
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.
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.
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 on any exhibition page or email us at exhibitions[at]ngs.org to discuss specific loan fees and timing as there may be some flexibility.
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 on any exhibition page or email us at exhibitions[at]ngs.org and the manager for international traveling exhibitions will be in touch with more information regarding available shows.
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.