National Geographic Contenders Showcase

Special Programs

Los Angeles

National Geographic Contenders Showcase

Morgan Freeman

Sunday, June 2, 2019

5:30 PM
Check-in begins at: 5:00 PM



A  one-of-a-kind outdoor experience and concert celebrating the talent behind the scenes of our 2019 contenders.


5:30 - 8:00 PM - Showcase and Picnic

Experience Alex Honnold's epic and heart-racing climb of El Capitan in FREE SOLO through a picture and sound editing demo and a special book signing with the inspiring climber himself.

Get up close to some furry (and not so furry) friends in the HOSTILE PLANET animal exhibit and VR experience.

Chill out with the LIFE BELOW ZERO producers and cinematographers as you're treated to a glacial facial - a unique cryo-spa activity.

Get a tattoo from henna artists and create your own religious charm as you talk to the producers of THE STORY OF GOD.

Reminisce as you play with nostagic '90s arcade games inspired by VALLEY OF THE BOOM.

Get a look behind the scenes of the thrilling new limited series THE HOT ZONE.

8:00 PM - Live Concert Event

With Morgan Freeman as our host, join National Geographic talent as musicians from the Los Angeles Philharmonic take the stage for a visual musical celebration of our contenders, including the white-knuckled final moments of FREE SOLO; THE FLOOD, brilliantly narrated by Angela Bassett; and select epic, sweeping scenes from HOSTILE PLANET.

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