National Geographic Live: The Risky Science of Exploration

It takes a special kind of person to plunge willingly into a subaquatic cave in Cuba, or risk his life reporting on cocaine trafficking in Jamaica, or chase venomous snakes across Vietnam. Fortunately, environmental anthropologist Kenny Broad is an extra special kind of person. National Geographic’s 2011 Explorer of the Year, Broad finds a surprising amount to laugh about as he shares stories of his triumphs, his tragedies, and his just plain weird experiences while watching science evolve to further our knowledge of the world.

This event is presented by the Seattle Symphony.

Benaroya Hall Events

Dates and Tickets

  • 26 Feb (Sun) 2017 2:00PM
  • 27 Feb (Mon) 2017 7:30PM
  • 28 Feb (Tue) 2017 7:30PM


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Kenny Broad

Environmental anthropologist Dr. Kenny Broad has participated in extreme scientific and filmmaking expeditions on every continent — from studying cocaine distribution patterns to venomous snakes to the deepest caves on the planet — to gather information and samples that shed light on little known environmental and cultural subjects.