The Explorers' Salon - Atlas Obscura

Washington, D.C.

The Explorers' Salon

Join us as we dig and dive into history with our inaugural Explorers' Salon.

What would it be like to work in a wetsuit searching for a World War II Stealth U-Boat or a frozen, sunken aircraft carrier? How about traveling the world collecting enormous whale fossils to better understand their evolutionary past? Or using new analytical and research tools to find out who ancient Egyptian mummies really were?  

Join Atlas Obscura Society D.C. at DC9 for an evening of exploration and learning what life is like as archaeologists and paleontologists.

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  • Dr. Susan Langley, Maryland State Underwater Archaeologist.
  • Dr. Nick Pyenson, the Curator of Fossil Marine Mammals at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum and author of Spying on Whales.
  • Sanchita Balachandran, Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Near East Studies.


  • This event is 21+. Please bring ID.
  • The DC9 Nightclub is easily accessible by bus or metro, about a six-minute walk from U Street/ African American Memorial and Shaw/Howard University Metro stations.
  • Seating is limited, first come, first served. There will be standing room available. 
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