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Weekend Insights – Explore a Mount Everest Exhibit – The GW Hatchet


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The National Geographic Museum’s Mount Everest exhibit showcases the history of the world’s tallest mountain and those who climb it.

With spring break fast approaching, enjoy some indoor activities before the spring weather beckons you to explore the outdoors.

Immerse yourself in a Mount Everest exhibit on Friday, listen to jokes during Tonic’s comedy show on Saturday, and unwind with yoga at the spacious National Building Museum on Sunday.


Once Upon a Time: Stories from Everest
Celebrate reaching the peak of your week with a Mount Everest exhibit at National Geographic Museumwhich reopened last month. This exhibit limited through May 1 explores the history of Mount Everest as well as critical lessons visitors can extrapolate about our future. Through immersive media and first-person narratives, learn about the mountain and the people who climb it. Mountain artifacts, climbing videos, photographs and detailed maps of Everest will be on display to give visitors a glimpse of the world’s tallest mountain.

1145 17th St. NW. Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Student tickets are $12 and general admission is $15. Find more information here.


The Saturday showcase at Tonic
Laugh and drink – or lots of both – at Tonic weekly comedy show on Saturday evening. Capital Laughs will stop at GW’s landmark as the company hosts some of DC’s funniest comics at various DMV bars. The restaurant will serve drinks at happy hour prices, as well as snacks like tots ($5) or classic totchos ($7.50) while the comics perform. This event is 21+ and should sell out in advance, so be sure to get your tickets in advance.

2036 G St. NW. 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Don. Find more information here.


Yoga at the National Building Museum
Realign your chakras after a busy weekend with a yoga class at the National Building Museum. the Museum is a cultural institution dedicated to analyzing the environmental impact of the man-made world. This relaxing yoga class is open to experienced yogis and beginners alike. What better way to ward off your Sunday fears than relaxing under the 75-foot high ceilings? Just be sure to bring your own yoga mat.

401 F St. NW. 10 to 11 a.m. $20. Find more information here.