National Geographic Live

Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice

National Geographic Live

Explore rarely seen undersea worlds with two photographers who create a visual voice for the world’s oceans.

David Doubilet and his wife and underwater partner, Jennifer Hayes, spent one remarkable year on assignment, exploring three unique marine environments for National Geographic.

Join them to explore the rich and diverse waters of Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, part of the “coral triangle.” Follow them into the world beneath the Antarctic ice, then north to the Gulf of St. Lawrence to see whales, wolfish and harp seals. Together, they’ll go beyond the published stories to share the reality of “behind-the-camera” adventures.

David Doubilet is a legend in underwater photography. As the world’s leading underwater photographer, he has photographed more than 70 stories for National Geographic. Jennifer Hayes is a photojournalist, zoologist and marine biologist.

Before their presentation at McGlohon Theater, visit Discovery Place Science to dive deeper into the Coral Kingdoms.

Discover how corals reproduce and the journey they take to go from larvae to adults. Engage in activities to learn of some challenges corals face across our oceans including ocean acidification, climate change and pollution. Before you leave, be sure to come up close with the Candy Cane Coral in the touch tank, discover tools of the trade and see our collection of coral artifacts.

David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes will begin their 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.
Parking fee for Discovery Place Science Parking Deck is not included.

Educators, want to explore ocean life with your students?

David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes also will present a daytime school show on Tuesday, October 23, 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.

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  • All Ages
  • October 23
  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • $19 - $39

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