Tour of the National Geographic Museum;Outstanding Exhibit, "Tomb of Christ," and 3-D Tour of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

Tuesday, April 24 at 11 am; arrive by 10:45 am.

  • On April 24 Wharton Club Member are invited to join AAFSW members and guests at a very special exhibit at the National Geographic Museum, located in 1145 17th Street NW, Washington, DC.
  • We will learn about the fascinating history of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and be transported to Jerusalem for an immersive 3-D experience unlike anything seen in a museum before. Our group will be able to virtually visit the church and learn about its storied history and enduring mysteries.
  • Built in the fourth century, the tomb of Christ, or the Holy Edicule, has just undergone a historic restoration—a project that captured the attention of the world and has been featured in National Geographic magazine and on the National Geographic channel. In the exhibition, we will learn about the restoration effort and how National Geographic Explorers are using new technologies including lidar, sonar, laser scanning, and thermal imaging to continue to study this important site.
  • RSVP by April 17 and you will also be able to visit the other 3 exhibits at the Museum.
  • We are required to pay National Geographic one week in advance, so late RSVPs will not be considered unless there is a cancellation.
  • National Geographic is located a few blocks from the Farragut North Metro Station on the Metro’s Red Line. From the L Street Metro exit, head east on L Street toward 17th Street. Make a left on 17th Street. The museum will be on the right. Alternatively, take the Blue, Orange, or Silver Line to Farragut West. 

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