National Geographic: Beyond the Bee

During my visit to DC to see the Bee, I also had the opportunity to spend some time exploring other parts of National Geographic’s headquarters. The complex is composed of several buildings, the tallest of which (pictured here) stands on the corner of 17th and M.

The buildings enclose a courtyard with a reflecting pool and lush gardens, currently home to four bronze bear sculptures by Dan Ostermiller, a member of the Society of Animal Artists. This one is called Indigo’s Dream.

A peaceful pool runs horizontal between two of the main buildings that make up the National Geographic complex. Besides housing many of the main operations of the Society, these buildings are home to a museum, library and rotating exhibit space that the public can visit.

I’ve got two posts coming up later today about cool things to do if you visit the headquarters of the National Geographic Society. Stay tuned.