When you're out and about in Las Vegas there is a lot of exhibits to see and places to go but the best places like the National Geographic Exhibit at the Venetian are sometimes hard to find. The girls and I were out for lunch at The Sugar Factory and decided to take a walk down to Madame Tussauds while we were there exploring the Venetian was at the top of our list! Luckily we had tickets to the 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic Exhibit and had time to take it all in.
50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic Exhibit – Venetian Las Vegas
This traveling exhibition showcases some of National Geographic’s most-remembered and celebrated photographs from its 125-year history, such as Steve McCurry’s unforgettable “Afghan Girl,” Nick Nichols’ iconic image of Jane Goodall and chimpanzee and Thomas Abercrombie’s never-before-seen view of Mecca.
I was amazed at the stories behind each photo and the photographers who took them. For some images, you will be able to see the “near frames” taken by the photographer: the sequence of images made in the field before and after the perfect shot. As you walk through the exhibit you can take in the 50 Great Photographs of National Geographic in this one of a kind exhibit.
Be prepared for a little bit of reading so have a little extra time to spare in case you get caught up in the exhibit and just can't tear yourself away. You can get into the exhibit for around $20 but sometimes Groupon has some amazing deals!
When to visit the 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic Exhibit:
- Sunday–Thursday between 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Friday–Saturday between 9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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I would have loved to have seen this exhibit, the ‘Afghan Girl’ photo is the most amazing photograph I’ve ever seen