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Sunday, November 6

Sponsored by
Center for Architecture
La Colombe

World Coffee Tasting with Todd Carmichael

canceled due to an emergency situation taking the speaker out of the country.

Positively Polar!
Franklin Institute
20th and Ben Franklin Parkway
Emcee: Nancy Glass


Nancy Glass



Celebrate the Society's over 100-year history in Polar exploration. Join Nancy Glass, former co-host of Evening Magazine, current producer of Animal Planet's Tanked, and Executive Producer of Race to the Bottom of the World, as she hosts our opening night reception!



Nearing the Pole

Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance Expedition, an IMAX film. (Shackleton honored in 1913)

An “everything on ice” dinner reception under a Polar sky (in the Planetarium) and...


Race to the Bottom of the World documenting Todd Carmichael's solo trek to the South Pole. (Carmichael honored in 2008)

Sponsored by
The Franklin Institute
The Franklin Institute
  Tuesday, November 8

Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 West Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr






National Geographic adventurer Jon Bowermaster explores the world from the seat of a kayak- and shares sights you couldn't possibly see otherwise! View 3 half-hour films from his collection of edge-of-the-world locations: Tasmania, Gabon, and Croatia followed by a Q&A with Jon!
Sponsored by
Bryn Mawr Film Institute
GEOfeast: Tango Restaurant, 39 Morris Avenue, Bryn Mawr, 5:45pm
A three course seafood feast is especially being prepared!
  Wednesday, November 9
MONGOLIA- Land of Genghis Khan
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Ben Franklin Parkway
2:00 and 7:30pm


Filmmaker Buddy Hatton presents his newest film of a world hardly changed from the time of Genghis Khan... nomadic people, pristine landscapes, glacial mountains, crystal lakes, impenetrable forests, Reindeer People, the famed horse herdsmen...


GEOfeast: Asia on the Parkway, 1700 Ben Franklin Parkway,
The GEO-popular destination will prepare an Asian feast!

  Thursday, November 10

Racquet Club of Philadelphia
215 South 16th Street


Kevin Loughlin has crossed the hemispheres as a renowned tour guide, but his real talent is in capturing that perfect photo. Enjoy his view of the world while learning to take photos that keep your trip memorable forever.




GEOfeast: Be transported to a stylish supper in Munich served in the Racquet Club's Rathskeller, 6:00pm.

  Friday, November 11

Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Ben Franklin Parkway


With filmmaker Marlin Darrah:


Northern Europe - an inspired journey to St. Petersburg, Moscow, Prague, Copenhagen, Kiel Canal, Amsterdam, Antwerp, London and Paris... great natural wonders,

architectural treasures...


South and Central America - a spectacular tour of Santiago, Lima, Cuzco, Macchu Picchu, the Amazon, the Galapagos Islands, Panama Canal, San Juan and the National Parks of Costa Rica, the volcanoes and colonial cities of Nicaragua...


GEOfeast: Pick a Northern European treat (borscht anyone?) and a South American delicacy at the Academy between programs, 5:00-7:00pm

Sponsored by
The Academy of Natural Sciences

Saturday, November 12

WHYY,  Independence Mall West

150 North Sixth Street


Organize a team of 4-6 (or join one of our teams) to search the international treasures of Olde City Philadelphia. Fun for all ages. GPS's provided and hunt designed by GEO Ventures, Inc. Prizes awarded to winning team.

Sponsored by
La Colombe



DIANA NYAD - the Queen of the Oceans will tell of her recent Xtreme Dream - to swim from Cuba to Florida. In the 1970's, Diana set a number of open water records and was the first known woman to circle Manhattan. She has led a dignified career as a sports commentator for ABC's Wide World of Sports, Fox Sports Television, and as a travel writer for National Public Radio. And now, at 61 years of age, she attempts the frontier of her Xtreme Dream – hear from Diana, view the special footage that CNN captured and dine on a Cuban feast prepared by 12th Street Catering!


Diana joins an esteemed list of world travelers, authors, and explorers honored by The Geographical Society since the early 1900’s.
Sponsored by
12th Street Catering


  Winner announced for the SILVERSEA CRUISE Vacation - to Portugal, Spain, Mallorca, Sardinia, Corsica, and Monaco!

Introducing a city-wide competition for middle school students, testing their knowledge of geography and world cultures. $500 prize to the school that brings the winning team.

World Coffee Tasting Nov. 6 $20 $25
Positively Polar! Nov. 6 $60 $75
Oceans 8 Nov. 8 $15 $18
  Geofeast ~ Tango   $30 $35
Mongolia Nov. 9 $15 $18
  Geofeast ~ Asia on the Pkwy   $25 $30
Across the Hemispheres Nov. 10 $15 $18
  Geofeast~ Racquet Club   $35 $40
Northern Europe Nov. 11 $15 $18
South & Central America Nov. 11 $15 $18
  Geofeast~ Academy   $30 $35
GEO-caching Nov. 12 $50 (Team of 4 or 6 persons) or $12 a person
XTreme Dream Dinner Nov. 12 $125 $150

Ticket Orders

Buy individual tickets: Order Online, Print Mail Order Form, or call 610–649–5220.


Win a Cruise!

Support the Geographical Society of Philadelphia and win an ultra-luxury cruise for two!

Silversea Cruises' Silver Spirit

The winner of this trip-of-a-lifetime aboard Silver Spirit will depart Lisbon, Portugal on April 26, 2012 for a 9-day luxury Mediterranean cruise
visiting Spanish ports of call Cadiz, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Porto Mahon; Sardinia, Corsica, France; and Monte Carlo, Monaco!


Total value of this spectacular cruise for two is $12,956 which includes butler service in a plush Vista Suite. Silver Spirit is the newest ship in Silversea's fleet of ultra-luxury ships, accommodating only 540 guests, all in ocean-view suites, most with private verandas, boasting six dining venues and an 8,300 square-foot spa. While onboard, all beverages, including wines and spirits, fine dining, sophisticated enrichment and entertainment, and all onboard gratuities are complimentary. Cruise winner must arrange his/her own air transportation, applicable taxes, any pre-and/or post-cruise hotel and transfers to and from the ship, optional shore excursions and personal expenses. The winner will be selected at Closing Night of GEOfest. Winner need not be present to win. No purchase necessary.

Silversea cabin
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