Welcome to The Explorers Club

The Explorers Club is an international multidisciplinary professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research and the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore.

Founded in New York City in 1904, The Explorers Club promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space by supporting research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences. The Club’s members have been responsible for an illustrious series of famous firsts: First to the North Pole, first to the South Pole, first to the summit of Mount Everest, first to the deepest point in the ocean, first to the surface of the moon – all accomplished by our members.


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In Memoriam - Dr. Stephen Hawking

Norman Baker

We join today with our colleagues in exploration, science and discovery, in mourning the loss of Dr. Stephen Hawking, a friend and supporter of The Explorers Club.

Considered by many to have been the world's greatest living scientist, Dr. Hawking was also a noted mathematician, author and cosmologist. As fellow cosmologist and theoretical physicist, Lawrence Krauss, said of Dr. Hawking, "a star just went out in the cosmos.we have lost an amazing human being." We share those most profound thoughts.

Though tethered to a wheelchair for the greater part of his life, few have led such a full life, marked with brilliance, humor and an invincibility of spirit. We at The Explorers Club were so fortunate to have shared valuable and important moments with Dr. Hawking, as he generously contributed to two Annual Dinners.

The world has lost an extraordinary scientist, but his accomplishments shall continue to have a profound effect on us all.

Richard Wiese - President

The Explorers Club Online

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Photos: Inside the Explorers Club – Take a look inside the Explorers Club headquarters in New York City

Lorie Karnath

Explorers Club past president Lorie Karnath is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. Read her latest post: Amplifying Evolution – Scientific Pioneer, Dr. Kary Mullis

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Our Most Recent Event
“Jurassic CSI”
Dr. Phil Manning and Dr. Victoria Egerton

Dr. Phil Manning and Dr. Victoria Egerton

November 2, 2017

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Our Past Event
“Damien Mander and the International Anti-Poaching Foundation“

Damien Mander

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Plastic Bags: Suffocating the World
Suffocating the World
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The Explorers Club offers a number of grants as part of its public service commitment.

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