Celebrate tradition and explore new frontiers with the Geographical Society of Philadelphia… without leaving town!

Since 1891, the Geographical Society has supported world exploration and presented programs focused on travel, adventure, geography, cultures, science and history. You too can enjoy films, internationally themed events and illustrated talks with professional filmmakers, photographers, authors, explorers, scientists and scholars.

Explore with GSP!  People…Places…Perspectives

Magellan Circle

Enjoy distinctive experiences for Magellan Circle members only - Four exclusive events, five Explorer Series programs, and special benefits, such as intimate evenings with presenters, behind-the-scenes tours, and pre-program receptions.

Explorer Series

Travel filmmakers, explorers, and adventurers present their exceptional views of the world through stunning visuals and captivating stories. Special Events and GEOfest events are also included in the choices for creating your own unique Explorer membership series. (See Membership) Become a member or buy single tickets to any of these events.

Special Events

Global talks, tours and feasts – These programs feature themed dinners, guided tours and talks/films with expert filmmakers, explorers and travel authors.

Advance Reservations Required.


Welcome to our amazing world! Travel far and wide: no passport necessary – GEOfest is a film and food festival featuring renowned explorers, scientists and travelers.