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About the National Geographic Live Series

National Geographic Live at The Mendel Center

The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College is proud to be a National Geographic Live partner venue. 

National Geographic Live, National Geographic’s touring speaker series brings to life the awe-inspiring and remarkable stories of National Geographic Explorers. One-of-a-kind presentations are part of an amazing collections of events happening throughout the United States and abroad. National Geographic's broad roster of talent, including renowned photographers, scientists, authors, filmmakers, and adventurers share their behind-the-scenes stories from the front lines of exploration alongside stunning imagery and gripping footage.

2022-2023 National Geographic Live season speakers at The Mendel Center are:


Series Ticket Packages

When you become a Mendel Center season series ticket purchaser, you enjoy priority seat selection, discount pricing, and special benefits!  All you need to do is purchase 3 or more eligible event, including Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speaker Series engagements. Performances and speaker events you have already purchased during the current season can be applied to your total number of shows. Member discounts will be applied to the additional shows being purchased. You may mix and match Speaker Series events with performances to build your series ticket package.

Series Ticket Package Benefits

When you purchase 3 or more season events, you receive a 10% discount off the regular ticket price.If you also contribute a one-time gift of $50 or more, or make an annual monthly pledge of $5 or more per month, before you purchase your series package, you will receive a 15% discount and become a Mendel Center Member with all the benefits available at your giving level.

Ticket exchange privileges
As a Mendel Center season series purchaser, you may exchange tickets until seven days before the event. You may choose another event from the current season. If tickets for the new performance or speaker costs more, you will only pay the difference. If the new event costs less, we will provide you with a gift card or we will credit your account for the balance.

Early access to tickets
Series ticket packages go on sale before individual show tickets are made available. By becoming a Mendel Center season series ticket package purchaser, you are among the first to purchase tickets and have the opportunity to reserve some of the best seats in the house.

Priority series package purchasing next season
As a series package purchaser this season, next year you will have priority purchasing opportunities before new series packages or individual show tickets are available.

Additional benefits
Advance notice of special performances when you provide us with your email address
Invitation to the 2023-2024 Season Reveal Party

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Benton Harbor, MI 49022

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