National Geographic Live in Vancouver: Win Tickets

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Vancouver Civic Theatres is bringing National Geographic Live! to Vancouver for the first time on October 10th at the Orpheum. Paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim will lead the talk Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous. With amazing video recreating the lost world of the Cretaceous Era Sahara, Ibrahim will tell the story of Spinosaurus’ discovery, loss, and rediscovery, and explain what—other than its size—makes this ancient monster unique.

National Geographic Live in Vancouver

Where: The Orpheum (601 Smithe St, Vancouver)
When: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Tickets: From $45 available online now

National Geographic Live Vancouver

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. In each of these cities, speakers share behind-the-scenes stories from the front lines of exploration onstage alongside stunning imagery and gripping footage.

German/Moroccan paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim, a postdoctoral scholar in vertebrate anatomy and paleontology at the University of Chicago and 2014 National Geographic Emerging Explorer, scours the deserts of North Africa for clues to life in the Cretaceous period, when the area was a large river system teeming with a profusion of diverse life. In addition to unearthing many huge dinosaur bones, he has discovered fossil footprints and a new species of flying reptile with an 18-foot wingspan that lived 95 million years ago.

Ibrahim’s remarkable story and the findings of an international team of scientists were just published in the journal Science and as a cover story for National Geographic magazine. What has been unveiled appears to be the first truly semiaquatic dinosaur, Spinosaurus aegyptiacus.

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away courtesy of Vancouver Civic Theatres (which includes The Orpheum). Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, October 5, 2018.

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Update The winner is Nancy!

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52 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Ren RecuencoMonday, October 1st, 2018 — 4:45pm PDT

    Good luck to me… and everyone else who enters.

  2. LeahMonday, October 1st, 2018 — 5:07pm PDT

    This sounds so interesting! Looks like a great event.

  3. Kate ChoiMonday, October 1st, 2018 — 5:20pm PDT


  4. GloriaMonday, October 1st, 2018 — 5:29pm PDT

    What a unique show

  5. MeredithMonday, October 1st, 2018 — 6:28pm PDT

    Oh yes please!

  6. SarahMonday, October 1st, 2018 — 6:34pm PDT


  7. ElizabethMonday, October 1st, 2018 — 7:00pm PDT

    This looks super interesting!

  8. EileenMonday, October 1st, 2018 — 7:02pm PDT

    This is so interesting!

  9. JazzyMonday, October 1st, 2018 — 8:08pm PDT

    The Orpheum theatre is amazing! I would love to visit again!

  10. ariel chiuMonday, October 1st, 2018 — 8:38pm PDT

    i would love to see this!

  11. adam steeleMonday, October 1st, 2018 — 8:41pm PDT

    this sounds interesting, would love to go.

  12. Jason BMonday, October 1st, 2018 — 8:54pm PDT


  13. DavidMonday, October 1st, 2018 — 10:42pm PDT


  14. Steph :)Monday, October 1st, 2018 — 11:12pm PDT


  15. Diane ToTuesday, October 2nd, 2018 — 7:19am PDT

    This would be interesting!

  16. DaneTuesday, October 2nd, 2018 — 8:08am PDT

    Fingers crossed for this one! I’m sure National Geo will put on an interesting show!!

  17. Lester CTuesday, October 2nd, 2018 — 8:40am PDT

    sounds interesting

  18. CindyTuesday, October 2nd, 2018 — 9:33am PDT

    Sounds amazing!

  19. AlexMTuesday, October 2nd, 2018 — 10:09am PDT

    My kid would love this show

  20. OJTuesday, October 2nd, 2018 — 12:00pm PDT

    Sounds like a blast.

  21. Mark NicolasTuesday, October 2nd, 2018 — 12:18pm PDT

    Awesome. Kids will love this ?

  22. Patricia RegginTuesday, October 2nd, 2018 — 12:56pm PDT

    Sounds fun!!

  23. KellyTuesday, October 2nd, 2018 — 12:57pm PDT

    (Semi)aquatic dinosaurs! Good luck everyone.

  24. Kirsten FisherTuesday, October 2nd, 2018 — 1:09pm PDT

    Sounds fantastic! I would love to go!

  25. Jasmine BourretTuesday, October 2nd, 2018 — 2:02pm PDT

    So fun!!! My boys would lose their mind! Thanks for the opportunity!

  26. AliTuesday, October 2nd, 2018 — 3:21pm PDT

    Would love to win – fun date night!

  27. dbTuesday, October 2nd, 2018 — 6:26pm PDT

    We love dinosaurs!

  28. Kim CTuesday, October 2nd, 2018 — 9:25pm PDT

    Cool! Who doesn’t love dinosaurs?

  29. VeronikaTuesday, October 2nd, 2018 — 11:13pm PDT

    Cool event!!

  30. Grace GWednesday, October 3rd, 2018 — 12:12am PDT

    Would be fun to go!! Thanks for the draw.

  31. Nancy CWednesday, October 3rd, 2018 — 1:09am PDT

    My boyfriend has always had a love for dinosaurs! Fingers crossed!

  32. Wendy LWednesday, October 3rd, 2018 — 8:06am PDT

    I’d hate to run into that big bugger in Howe Sound! Can you imagine? Looks like a fascinating event!!

  33. KarenWednesday, October 3rd, 2018 — 10:52am PDT

    Spinosaurus? Yes, please!

  34. IzWednesday, October 3rd, 2018 — 4:05pm PDT

    Would love to check it out! Also twitted with @drama_otaku

  35. KATHLEEN NOMATWednesday, October 3rd, 2018 — 5:05pm PDT

    i would love to win this

  36. RenateWednesday, October 3rd, 2018 — 9:46pm PDT

    This is so neat!

  37. Shelley ButcherThursday, October 4th, 2018 — 3:42am PDT

    Love dinosaurs and nat geo!

  38. LaelThursday, October 4th, 2018 — 6:10am PDT

    My son (and I) would absolutely love this!! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  39. TaniaThursday, October 4th, 2018 — 11:58am PDT

    Sounds interesting!

  40. RinoThursday, October 4th, 2018 — 11:59am PDT

    Would be fun to go

  41. ddThursday, October 4th, 2018 — 12:01pm PDT

    love to go

  42. JanineThursday, October 4th, 2018 — 8:09pm PDT

    Love Nat Geo and music!

  43. SusanThursday, October 4th, 2018 — 8:17pm PDT


  44. Karen MillerThursday, October 4th, 2018 — 9:03pm PDT

    Yes, please! Wow. Would love to attend.

  45. HershThursday, October 4th, 2018 — 9:42pm PDT

    Nat Geo, awesome.

  46. JessieFriday, October 5th, 2018 — 12:30am PDT

    My husband would love this

  47. Pat CummingFriday, October 5th, 2018 — 9:58am PDT

    What a cool event!

  48. OliviaFriday, October 5th, 2018 — 11:33am PDT

    I’d love to attend this event.

  49. Alberto GFriday, October 5th, 2018 — 11:33am PDT

    Looks like a lot of fun!

  50. JillMonday, October 8th, 2018 — 2:21pm PDT

    My son would love to go.

  51. Cheuk LauMonday, October 8th, 2018 — 3:23pm PDT

    great event

  52. KenWednesday, October 17th, 2018 — 2:10pm PDT

    Interesting event

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