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Member Benefits

There are a wide range of opportunities afforded to our Members:


Explorers Club Events

—Lowell Thomas Awards Dinner
—Explorers Club Annual Dinner in New York
—Our Weekly Monday Night Lecture Series
—Monthly Members Dinners
—Seasonal Special Events
—Local Chapter Events

All events are announced in our monthly e-newsletter and Headquarters events are promoted on a weekly basis to members in the tri-state area.


Explorers Club Expeditions

A chance to join expeditions or recruit members for your own expedition by networking. Add to the world’s knowledge and carry an Explorers Club Flag.


Explorers Club Grants

Obtain expedition support from our Explorers Club - Our Youth Activity Fund and Exploration Fund for Students, and the Scott Pearlman Field Awards for Science and Exploration, named in honor of Scott Pearlman, expedition photographer and a member of three flag expeditions.


Members Only Website

Exclusive entry to our Members Only Website including Member profiles, our Members forum, digital copies of the Roster, Log and Journal, reciprocal Club listings, PayPal payment options, and other reference material.


Explorers Club Publications

Print & Digital

—The Explorers Journal
—The Explorers Log
—The Club Roster
—Monthly E-Newsletters


Our New York City Headquarters

The Lowell Thomas Building

Including the Members Lounge and Bar, the Trophy Room, the Clark Room and Second Floor Library, Map Room, and LeFrak Terrace for your own events. This historic building is open for you and your friends to visit. At the heart of the Lowell Thomas Building is our extraordinary 100 year-old archive, the James B. Ford Library and the Sir Edmund Hillary Map Room.


Reciprocal Privileges

To clubs and establishments in New York, discounts in New York restaurants as well as seventeen other clubs in the United States and other places in the world.


Members may also enjoy our informal affiliations with the American Museum of Natural History, the National Geographic Society, the Royal Geographic Society, and the American Alpine Club, among other important organizations and societies. Most importantly, the Club affords the joy of company with fellow explorers, famous or unknown, who share your spirit of exploration and camaraderie, in one of our 26 Chapters around the world.

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Background image photography courtesy of members Christoph Baumer, Neil Laughton, Matt Harris and Don Walsh's image of the Bathyscape Trieste