The largest children’s museum in the world has just opened a brand new $4.3 million, 7,400 square-foot exhibit – National Geographic Treasures of the Earth. This permanent exhibit features three of the most incredible and fascinating archaeological discoveries in the world and will offer visitors the chance to explore the history and arts of anient Egypt and China as well as the general science of archaeology – all in a very fun, hands-on way! Teams of museum staff members and National Geographic Society experts explored the tomb of ancient Egyptian pharaoh Seti I with famed Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass. It […] Continue reading →

I’m so excited about this partnership! National Geographic and Pottery Barn Kids, today announced that they have teamed up to create a brand new program featuring merchandise, activities and educational content that will excite and inspire the entire family. Launching April 21st, exclusively through Pottery Barn Kids (online, in-store and catalog), the program will draw on National Geographic’s infamous expertise in the fields of nature, wildlife, science and exploration. Pottery Barn Kids will also offer an exclusive collection of National Geographic – inspired products with their net proceeds going to support ocean exploration, conversation, research and educational programs. The president […] Continue reading →

National Geographic’s Sustainable Earth Lab and Crystals, Rocks & Minerals science kits are not only 2010 recipients of the prestigious Parents Choice Award, the Sustainable Earth Lab received a spot on the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association’s Best Toys for Kids list and was named one of Dr. Toy’s Best Green Products for 2010. The Sustainable Earth Lab gives children the tools and information to learn about the environmental challenges facing our planet. It is organized into five main sections: renewable energies, natural resource usage, climate change prevention, waste and water management, and energy conservation. Suitable for ages 8 and […] Continue reading →

National Geographic is inviting young photographers around the world to take part in the 2010 National Geographic International Photography Contest for Kids. This competition is being conducted in partnership with the U.S. edition of National Geographic Kids magazine (also available in Canada) and 12 local-language editions of the magazine in Bulgaria, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Contestants ages 6-14 from the U.S. and Canadian may enter now through Nov. 1, 2010, by submitting one photo in any or all of four categories: People; Animals; Scenery; and Humor. Photos can […] Continue reading →