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Enjoy our Nat Geo Live series 2021-2022, and you'll experience five of National Geographic's top photographers, filmmakers, and adventurers as they share behind-the-scenes stories live onstage. Reserve the best seats today! Get 5 shows for as low as $105.


  • Mesa Arts Center Members Pricing: $170, $150, $135 or $105.
  • Non-Member Pricing:  $195, $175, $160, or $130.
  • Explorers Circle Package: $540 ($515 for Members) - Includes premium seating, private reception & gift! $250 of each Explorers Circle Subscription is a tax donation to the non-profit Mesa Arts Centers Foundation.


Deadline to renew National Geographic Live subscriptions is May 4. 


Mesa Arts Center Members single tickets on sale May 13. Public single tickets on sale May 16.


Life on the Vertical

Mark Synnott | Climber

Weds, Oct 13

Mark Synnott is a man ever on the brink of new discovery. A big wall rock-climber of the highest order, he’s made legendary first ascents of some of the world’s tallest, most forbidding walls, from Baffin Island to Pakistan. Today, he uses his skills to break scientific ground, reaching incredibly inaccessible environments in search of rare species. It’s all in the spirit of adventure and exploration in order to educate about these sites of strange, remote beauty.

Secrets of the Whales

Brian Skerry | Underwater Photographer

Weds, Nov 3

Dive deep into the groundbreaking science of whale families—and their startlingly human parallels—through the awe-inspiring work of celebrated National Geographic underwater photographer Brian Skerry. Discover the extraordinary communication skills and intricate social structures among four different species of whales—from the international cuisines of orcas to families of beluga whales playing at their “summer resort”—and learn what these majestic creatures can teach us about ourselves and our planet.

Greenwood: A Century of Resilience

Alicia Odewale | African Diaspora Archaeologist 

Weds, Jan 19

A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, archaeologist Alicia Odewale is uncovering stories of resilience in the hundred years since the attack on Black Wall Street in the city’s vibrant Greenwood district. Considered one of the worst episodes of racial violence committed against Black people in American history, the Tulsa Race Massacre left a devastating toll on generations of survivors and their descendants and impacted the very footprint of the district itself. Join her to discover how archaeology can be used as a tool for recovering lost stories, reclaiming a narrative, and pursuing restorative justice.

The Secret Life of Bears

Rae Wynn-Grant | Carnivore Ecologist

Weds, Feb 23

Conservation ecologist Rae Wynn-Grant has dedicated her life to ecological research and conservation. She works in the expansive American Prairie Reserve to protect and restore iconic wildlife populations, including North American black and grizzly bears, in a region once known for its great number of wild animals. But when the wild lands of this habitat are crisscrossed by roads, fences, and ranches, how can bears and humans coexist peacefully?

How to Clone a Mammoth

Beth Shapiro | Evolutionary Biologist 

Weds, Apr 13

Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? National Geographic Emerging Explorer Beth Shapiro is one of the scientists investigating this intriguing possibility. From deciding which species should be restored to anticipating how revived populations might be overseen in the wild, the technical challenges and ethical considerations of de-extinction are substantial.



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