What is COAL + ICE?
COAL + ICE is an immersive documentary photography exhibition that brings together the work of over 50 photographers from around the world to visualize the climate crisis. COAL + ICE brings the environmental and human costs of climate change to life through images, videos, and insightful events. A vibrant six-week programming series will transform the center of the exhibition into a stage for music, performance, panel discussions, art-making, and more.
Where is COAL + ICE located?
COAL + ICE will take place in a purpose-built 30,000 square foot tent on the REACH Plaza at the Kennedy Center (2700 F St, NW, Washington, D.C. 20566)
How do I get there?
COAL + ICE is accessible by Metro (via the subway and bus lines), by taxi, and by car. We encourage sustainable modes of transportation and bicycle parking is available onsite. Detailed instructions and directions are available here.
Where should I park?
For easiest access to the COAL + ICE tent on the REACH Plaza, enter the south entrances of the Kennedy Center Garage. You may park on Levels A, B, or C. Please note there is no free parking for free events. The current parking rate is $25. Pre-paid parking may be purchased online at least one day in advance at a reduced rate.
How do I get to the COAL + ICE exhibition tent?
From the parking garage
Inside the garage, follow the painted pathways on the floor marked ‘To the REACH.’ Enter the glass doors into the REACH Welcome Pavilion. Once inside the Welcome Pavilion, take the elevator or stairs up to the top and exit outdoors to the REACH Plaza. Head left along the tent to the entrance on the river side of the Plaza.
From the Kennedy Center Shuttle stop
The Kennedy Center Shuttle Bus disembarks in front of the Hall of Nations. You will see the COAL + ICE exhibition tent to your left. Follow the signs to the exhibition entrance on the river side of the Plaza.
From the REACH Pedestrian Bridge
Enter the REACH grounds from the pedestrian bridge over Rock Creek Parkway. Follow the signage to the left up the Link pathway to the exhibition tent entrance.
From the main Kennedy Center building
Exit the Kennedy Center from the Grand Foyer onto the River Plaza. Turn left and walk towards the exhibition tent on the REACH Plaza. If exiting from the Hall of States or Hall of Nations, turn right and walk towards the REACH Plaza. Follow the signs to the exhibition entrance on the river side of the REACH Plaza.
Where are the restrooms?
Public restrooms are open in the REACH Welcome Pavilion and inside the main Kennedy Center building.
Will the exhibition stay open in the event of snow or rain?
Yes, but in case of extreme weather, please check our website for updates.
What is the vaccination and mask policy?
No proof of vaccination is required to enter the exhibition space. Masks are optional inside the tent while viewing the exhibition, however masks are required to attend all pre-registration events.
How do I attend the exhibition?
Exhibition attendance is free and open to the public, no advanced registration is required. Please be sure to double check the Kennedy Center’s website for official listing of hours and closures.
Tue., Mar. 15 5:30 – 8:30PM (pre-registration required)
Wed., Mar. 16 Closed for event (pre-registration required)
Thu., Mar. 17 1 – 5PM
Fri., Mar. 18 1 – 5PM
Sat., Mar. 19 11AM – 8PM
Sun., Mar. 20 11AM – 6PM
Mon., Mar. 21 Closed
Tue., Mar. 22 Closed for event (pre-registration required)
Wed., Mar. 23 Closed for event (pre-registration required)
Thu., Mar. 24 Closed for event (pre-registration required)
Fri., Mar. 25 1 – 8 PM
Sat., Mar. 26 11AM – 8PM
Sun., Mar. 27 11AM – 6PM
Mon., Mar. 28 Closed
Tue., Mar. 29 Closed
Wed., Mar. 30 Closed for event (pre-registration required)
Thu., Mar. 31 11AM – 8PM
Fri., Apr. 1 1 – 8PM
Sat., Apr. 2 11AM – 8PM
Sun., Apr. 3 11AM – 6PM
Mon., Apr. 4 Closed
Tue., Apr. 5 Closed
Wed., Apr. 6 5 – 8PM
Thu., Apr. 7 1 – 8PM
Fri., Apr. 8 1 – 8PM
Sat., Apr. 9 11AM – 8PM
Sun., Apr. 10 11AM – 6PM
Mon., Apr. 11 Closed
Tue., Apr. 12 Closed
Wed., Apr. 13 5 – 8PM
Thu., Apr. 14 1 – 8PM
Fri., Apr. 15 1 – 10:30PM
Sat., Apr. 16 11AM – 5PM
Sun., Apr. 17 11AM – 6PM
Mon., Apr. 18 Closed
Tue., Apr. 19 Closed
Wed., Apr. 20 5 – 8PM
Thu., Apr. 21 1 – 5PM (6:30PM event, registration required)
Fri., Apr. 22 1 – 5 PM
Sat., Apr. 23 11AM-5PM