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With a broad roster of talent including renowned scientists, photographers, authors, filmmakers, and adventurers, National Geographic Live’s critically acclaimed programs have connected with audiences worldwide for over a century.

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Nature Roars Back

Bob Poole, Wildlife Filmmaker


January 23, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

In the heart of Mozambique is the East African Rift, where one tectonic plate is slowly breaking into two. Straddling that rift is Gorongosa National Park, one of the most beautiful and biodiverse places on Earth, and this is where you’ll find Bob Poole.

Exploring Mars

Kobie Boykins, NASA Engineer


February 6, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

Join NASA’s senior mechanical engineer Kobie Boykins for an inside look at what Curiosity and other Mars rovers have discovered on the red planet, as well as what’s ahead for the future of Mars exploration.

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Capturing the Impossible

Bryan Smith, Extreme Filmmaker


April 3, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

Join filmmaker Bryan Smith on the edge of what’s possible in extreme filmmaking. Descend the deepest canyon in the South Pacific, traverse the length of the Alaska Range by paraglider, and climb the ice of Niagara Falls. His passion for storytelling combined with his reputation for capturing the impossible make for an unforgettable presentation.

Pink Boots and a Machete

Mireya Mayor, Primatologist


May 15, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

A scientist, anthropologist, primatologist, and National Geographic explorer, Dr. Mireya Mayor believes in exploring audaciously. On any given day, that could mean being charged by gorillas, chased by elephants or bitten by poisonous insects.

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Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113 Located between 2nd and 3rd St. in downtown San Jose.


Convenient parking available @ 2nd & San Carlos Garage $5 flat fee after 6 PM

Public Transit

Accessible by BART and VTA (2nd & Paseo De San Antonio exit is in front of the Hammer Theatre)