Introducing a brand new series at the Des Moines Civic Center — National Geographic Live!

National Geographic Live is the live events division of National Geographic. With a broad roster of talent including renowned photographers, scientists, authors, filmmakers and adventurers, National Geographic Live’s critically acclaimed programs have connected with audiences worldwide for over a century. Currently, National Geographic Live! events are held in a variety of cities around the world. In each of these cities, speakers share behind-the-scenes stories from the front lines of exploration onstage alongside stunning imagery and gripping footage.

The 3-Show Season Ticket Package starts at just $37.50!

National Geographic Live 3-Show Package

When Women Ruled The World

January 21, 2020 Get Tickets

On The Trail of Big Cats

February 18, 2020 Get Tickets

View From Above

March 24, 2020 Get Tickets

Enroll in Auto Renew

The Auto Renew plan offers the MAXIMUM in savings and convenience. 

Auto Renew offers the best, exclusive benefits:

  • Deepest discounts available – up to 20% in savings.
  • Waived package fees. Your $5 per/package fee will be waived for as long as you are enrolled in Auto Renew.
  • Maximum convenience. Your seats will be renewed automatically every season, prior to the season announcement.
  • Opt out of Auto Renew at any time.

View the breakdown of prices to see how much you can save with Auto Renew prices compared to a Standard Season Ticket purchase.

Be sure to select Auto Renew in the purchase process to ensure you get the maximium in savings and convenience.

Have questions? Read our Auto Renew Frequently Asked Questions.

Package fees will be waived for all online orders.



Take advantage of monthly payments for your Season Ticket Package purchase! Select the monthly payment plan option on your order form, online at or by calling (515) 246-2322.


You can swap your tickets from one production of the Nat Geo Live 3-Show Season Ticket Package to any Des Moines Performing Arts presentation in the Broadway Series, Temple Comedy Series, or Live at the Temple Concert Series or Dance Series.*

*If you are swapping shows into a Broadway Package Add-On, you may do this at any time. All other show swaps will begin when tickets for your desired production go on public sale. If new tickets are higher priced than original tickets, payment for the difference will be applied at the time of substitution. These requests must be made at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled curtain time. Show substitutions can be made in-person at the Civic Center Ticket Office or by calling (515)246-2322.


Only Season Ticket Holders are first in line to immediately access the best seats for Nat Geo Live productions and SAVE UP TO 20%**. Lock in your price now with Season Tickets and avoid potential price increases throughout the season.

**Savings based on Season Ticket Holder prices compared to non-Season Ticket Holders.

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