National Geographic Live
Spend an evening with compelling speakers & an immersive Museum experience
Go around the world in search of big cats with award-winning photographer Steve Winter.
A determined explorer, Winter will lead you from the Asian jungles where resilient tiger populations persist, to the Himalaya, home of the rare snow leopard. Follow him into the rainforests of Latin America to view the elusive jaguar – and to Hollywood in pursuit of the American cougar.
He’ll share both dangerous and lighter moments: from getting stuck in quicksand to mishaps with remote-controlled cameras. Co-author of the National Geographic book Tigers Forever, Winter’s mission is to share the beauty of big cats while working to save them.
Steve Winter has photographed feature stories for National Geographic magazine for more than 20 years. In addition to producing stories for Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Natural History and Business Week, Winter has made a long-term commitment to the National Geographic Big Cats Initiative, focused on stopping poaching, preserving habitats and supporting education to stop extinction of the world’s large cat species.
Before his presentation at McGlohon Theater, start your safari adventure at Discovery Place Science, where it's all about CATS both big and small!
Identify the genetic and physical adaptations that make both wild and domestic cats the way they are. Get hands on and dirty with what comes out of the front end of some and the back end of all cats. Classify species based on teeth replicas and explore our collection of large cat furs and skulls with our Collections staff.
Steve Winter will begin his presentation in McGlohon Theater at 7:30 p.m., following the pre-show party at Discovery Place Science.
Check-in will be at Tryon St. Admissions.
Cash/credit bars with wine and beer will be available in the Museum, along with light snacks available for purchase. The evening's menu will include:
Parking fee for Discovery Place Science Parking Deck is not included.
Steve Winter also will present a daytime school show on Tuesday, March 26, at the McGlohon Theater, followed by an immersive experience at Discovery Place Science. Daytime shows are available at a discounted rate for school groups only.
For details and booking school shows, call 704.372.6261 x300.
|10:00 a.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|10:00 a.m.||National Geographic Live Daytime Show: On the Trail of Big Cats||N/A|
|10:00 a.m.||Backyard Wilderness||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|10:30 a.m.||The Chemist||The Stage|
|10:30 a.m.||Story Time||KidScience|
|11:00 a.m.||Backyard Wilderness||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|11:00 a.m.||A World Apart||Mackay Field Station|
|11:30 a.m.||Sub-Zero||The Stage|
|12:00 p.m.||Aquarium Guided Tour||Aquarium|
|12:00 p.m.||Wild Africa||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|12:30 p.m.||Fired Up!||The Stage|
|1:00 p.m.||Backyard Wilderness||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|1:30 p.m.||A World Apart||Mackay Field Station|
|2:00 p.m.||Science at The Stage||The Stage|
|2:00 p.m.||Loomtastic||Explore More Collections|
|2:00 p.m.||Wild Africa||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|2:30 p.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Rainforest Balcony|
|3:00 p.m.||Wild Africa||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|3:15 p.m.||Aquarium Feeding Tour||Aquarium|
|6:00 p.m.||National Geographic Live: On the Trail of Big Cats||N/A|
|Mar 26||National Geographic Live: On the Trail of Big Cats|
|Mar 27||National Geographic Live Daytime Show: On the Trail of Big Cats|
|Mar 27||Electric Pickle|
|Mar 28||Make & Mingle: Wooden Blanket Ladder|
|Mar 30||Fossil Find|
|Mar 30||Healthy Smoothies|
|Apr 01||Imprint Fossils|
|Apr 06||Cool Chemistry|
|Apr 06||Farro Salad|
|Apr 06||Hot n Cold with Galileo Galilei|
|Apr 13||Home Invaders|
|Apr 13||Spring into Science|
|Apr 13||Bug Bar: Meet Laurie Reid Dukes|
|Apr 13||A Bug’s Life Cycles|
|Apr 13||Bug Bistro|
|Apr 13||Bee Boogie|
|Apr 13||Butterfly Masks|
|Apr 13||Armored Bug Build|
|Apr 13||Fruit Fly Genetics|
|Apr 14||Sensational Science|
|Apr 15||Meet a Bug|
|Apr 19||Science on the Rocks: Shaken Not Stirred|
|Apr 27||Arthropod Day|
|Apr 27||Day in the Life: Lab Sciences|
|May 04||Merit Badge Workshop: Oceanography|
|May 04||Merit Badge Workshop: Energy|
|May 04||Merit Badge Workshop: Space Exploration|
|May 05||Merit Badge Workshop: Chess|
|May 29||Senior Science Days: Towers of Past, Present & Future|
|Jun 01||Merit Badge Workshop: Electricity|
|Jun 01||Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry|
|Jun 01||Merit Badge Workshop: Weather|
|Jun 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Electronics|
|Aug 24||Merit Badge Workshop: Engineering|
|Aug 24||Merit Badge Workshop: Energy|
|Aug 25||Merit Badge Workshop: Chess|
|Aug 25||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|
|Sep 21||Merit Badge Workshop: Robotics|
|Sep 21||Merit Badge Workshop: Oceanography|
|Sep 22||Merit Badge Workshop: Space Exploration|
|Nov 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Weather|
|Nov 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Programming|
|Nov 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Pulp & Paper|
|Nov 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Chess|
|Dec 07||Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry|
|Dec 07||Merit Badge Workshop: Electricity|
|Dec 08||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|
|Dec 08||Merit Badge Workshop: Electronics|