Animal Grossology Event at the National Geographic Museum

National Geographic Education is extending an invitation to all “mommy bloggers” in the D.C. area: Nat Geo is hosting a FREE blogger preview on Sunday, September 25 from 1-3 p.m. at the National Geographic Museum. On view will be the upcoming exhibition, Animal Grossology, and the companion exhibition, Weird But True, based on wacky facts from the popular NG Kids series. Children are welcome to attend and participate in this youth-focused exhibition.

You will see gross animals from around the world in a way that surprises and delights even the most fickle museum-goers. Based on the book by Sylvia Branzei, the exhibition combines solid science with disgusting fun. Visitors will experience some of the stickiest, slimiest and just downright yuckiest creatures on earth. What’s not to love?

2011-09-15_1201244.JPGHightlights Include:
1.) This event (blogger) preview is free.
2.) We are giving each blogger who attends a set of four museum tickets (to giveaway on your blog!).
3.) It is a great way for bloggers from around the region to get a behind-the-scenes look at our new Animal Grossology exhibition.
4.) We’ll be raffling away a great gift basket including the official exhibit books, a four-pack of tickets to see “The Jimmies” from the Nat Geo Live music series, and NG Kids merchandise. The raffle will be held at 1:30pm.
5.) The event will be a great atmosphere to network and promote your blog.

To confirm attendance, please RSVP to by September 23 (this Friday) with your name and the number of people attending from your family. Photography will be allowed during the event only. Feel free to bring stands, lights, and any equipment you would like.  Free parking will be available in the National Geographic parking garage, located on the south side of M Street.

2011-09-15_1201327.JPGFor teachers, parents, family, friends, and the rest of the general public: The official opening of the exhibitions is on the following Monday, September 26. A great opportunity for  local schools to take a field trip; entrance to the exhibitions is included in museum admission. Prices are Adults -$8; Members/military/seniors (over62)/ Groups (25+)/students – $6; Children (ages 5-12) – $4; K-12 school groups – Free. The exhibit will be open to the public daily from 9am-5pm. The National Geographic Museum is located at 1145 17th Street NW, Washington, D.C. and open daily from 10am-6pm; closed on December 25. Visit for more information. You can also e-mail National Geographic Education at

–Adapted from invitation from Marc Lizmi
–Julia from My Wonderful World

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