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National Geographic Live: Birds of Paradise Revealed, with Tim Laman & Ed Scholes

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 • 7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
$18.00 for Member Adult
$5.00 for Member Child
$25.00 for Adult
$20.00 for Senior
$20.00 for Military
$20.00 for Student
$10.00 for Child
Tours and Talks,

Saturday, Apr. 27: 7 p.m., Peristyle

Tim Laman, a renowned photographer and forest canopy researcher, and ornithologist Ed Scholes, authors of the major National Geographic book, Birds of Paradise Revealed, will take visitors deep into New Guinea to observe these astonishing avian creatures. Evolved to attract mates with their extraordinarily colorful feathers, which they display in dances executed with ballerina-like grace, these birds are a living laboratory of evolution. Meet all 39 species and enjoy their secret lives, bizarre displays, and dazzling courtship antics in breathtaking visuals.

Birds of Paradise Revealed is the first event in the inaugural, three-part Nat Geo Live speaker series taking place at the Toledo Museum of Art in 2019. A variety of discounts are available for Museum members, seniors, students, military, and children. Additional savings are available when you purchase tickets for the entire series.

Museum members (13+): $18 per event, $45 for the series

Museum members (12 and younger): $5 per event, $12.50 for series

Nonmember adult: $25 per event, $62.50 for series

Nonmember senior (62+): $20 per talk, $50 for series

Nonmember student (13+ and college): $20 per talk, $50 for series

Nonmember military (with ID): $20 per talk, $50 for series

Nonmember child (12 and younger): $10 per talk, $25 for series

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, including Seattle, Tampa, Los Angeles, and Calgary. In each of these cities, speakers share behind-the-scenes stories from the front lines of exploration onstage alongside stunning imagery and gripping footage. For more information, visit

Purchase tickets for the entire series and save!

The National Geographic Live series appearance at the Toledo Museum of Art is sponsored in part by Taylor Cadillac and The Boeschenstein Family Foundation with additional support from community partners Metroparks Toledo and Toledo Lucas County Public Library.

Event parking will be enacted during this event.

During event parking at TMA, guests will be asked to pay for parking in cash prior to entering the lots. Museum Members will be asked to show their membership card to receive free parking. Members unable to show their card will be asked to pay in cash and will be eligible for a refund by bringing their receipt to the Visitor Engagement desk within 7 days.