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Natinoal Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers

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Take a simulated hot-air balloon ride to document the migration of herds across Africa as part of an interactive exhibit coming to the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C., through Sept. 10, 2017.

In the new exhibit “National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers,” everyone becomes a world explorer and embarks on an epic adventure to discover new species, study animal behavior, and learn about the important roles that technology, innovation and ingenuity play in making and documenting discoveries. The interactive family experience, set to open Feb. 10, will showcase the work of some of the most innovative and exciting National Geographic explorers.

Earth Explorers is designed to appeal to the entire family. Visitors can explore six regions of the world and use the methods employed by National Geographic explorers in the field. They can visit a base camp in a life-sized explorer's jeep or board a deep-sea submersible for a virtual dive to survey life at all levels of the water column — from abundant coral reefs to deep-sea thermal vents.

The exhibit will be at the museum through Sept. 10. Admission is $15, $12 for students, $10 for ages 5 to 12, and free for children younger than 5. For details visit nationalgeographic.org.

By Betsy Stein

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