Grand Canyon Adventure

The National Geographic Live, a series of three thought-provoking presentations by today's leading explorers, scientists and photographers, debuts this April at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC), located at 425 Fawell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage

The three presentations include:

• "Between River and Rim: Hiking the Grand Canyon" presented by writer Kevin Fedarko and photographer/filmmaker Pete McBraide, Friday, April 6, at 2 & 7:30 p.m. In an effort to share the Grand Canyon's uncharted glory and shed light on the myriad threats it faces, writer Kevin Fedarko and photographer/filmmaker Pete McBride set off on an audacious and demanding adventure this year: to transect the length of the canyon on foot. This trek is not the pair's first adventure together, but it may be the toughest. Tickets: $26 (2 p.m.); $36 (7:30 p.m.).

• "Stranger in a Strange Land," presented by award-winning photographer Jodi Cobb, Wednesday, April 25 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. (originally rescheduled for Oct. 20, 2017). Jodi Cobb was the first female photographer at National Geographic magazine and the first woman named White House Photographer of the Year. In this presentation she allows the audience to peer through her lens into the secret lives of Saudi Arabian women, Geisha Societies, human trafficking, ill-fated presidential campaigns, secluded indigenous tribes, Springsteen's dressing room, and beyond. Tickets: $26 (2 p.m.); $36 (7:30 p.m.).

• "Exploring the Red Planet," presented by Kobie Boykins, recipient of the NASA Exceptional Service Medal, Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m. (originally scheduled for Feb. 9, 2018). Boykins' boundless enthusiasm for unraveling the mysteries of outer space infuses his engaging presentation exploring the red planet, with an update on the very latest chapter in the ongoing story of Mars exploration. Tickets: $36.

For tickets or more information about these National Geographic Live events, visit or call 630.942.4000.

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