Distinctive experiences for members only… Become a Magellan Circle member!

Since 1891 Geographical Society members have connected with an intriguing world of distinguished explorers, filmmakers, photographers, and scientists. Now, to extend that rich heritage into the future, the Society offers an important membership level – the Magellan Circle, inspired by Ferdinand Magellan’s 1519-1521 expedition, the first to circumnavigate the globe.

Please join us as a member of the Magellan Circle. Enjoy special activities and benefits, and have the satisfaction of knowing that you are directly contributing to the lasting impact of the Geographical Society.

Magellan Circle Events

Magellan Circle membership includes the exclusive events described below (except the optional Magellan Circle Dinner on Oct. 23), as well as all five Explorer Series programs: Madagascar, Unseen Philadelphia and Beyond, Portraits of the Human Spirit, Lure and Lore of Deserts, and Angry Planet – Volcanoes. See Explorer Series for details of those programs.

Duane Morris

Hidden Gem: Modern Art Collection at Duane Morris, LLP

Sep 25, 2013, 6:00pm

Where: Duane Morris, LLP, 30 South 17th Street, Philadelphia Sheldon Bonovitz, Chairman Emeritus, holds an extensive collection of modern…

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Credit: Molly Espey

Turkey Presentation and Magellan Reception

Oct 23, 2013, 6:00pm

Where:Woven Legends, Market Place Design Center, 2400 Market Street, Suite 401, Philadelphia Two years of living in Turkey brought Molly and…

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Bistro St. Tropez

Magellan Circle Dinner (optional)

Oct 23, 2013, 8:00pm

Where:Bistro St. Tropez, 2400 Market Street, 4th Floor of the Market Place, Philadelphia Enjoy the presentation on Turkey and then stroll over to…

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Revisioning West Philadelphia: The Cira Centre

Feb 12, 2014, 6:00pm

Where: 2929 Arch Street, Philadelphia Designed by world-renowned Argentine American architect Cesar Pelli, this spectacular building is the start…

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On the Set of “Coffin in Egypt”

May 17, 2014, 4:00pm

Where: Warehouse of the Philadelphia Opera Company, 4601 Bath Street, Philadelphia Coffin in Egypt, tells the tale of a woman, disenchanted by…

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