Geographical Society of Philadelphia

Event Series

Our event series are held periodically during the season and are a great way to meet other explorers for socializing, networking, sharing, and learning. Check back often for updates!

Marco Polo Networking Nights showcase the visual splendor of travel through photography. Photos for the evening are courtesy our members and friends sharing their trips and memories. The evening always includes presentations by a variety of hosts, and Tom Tauber, whose renowned travel-photography is truly a sight to see! The evening includes a meal.

Travel Junkies events focus on the thrill of travel, with fast-paced sharing of stories and pictures. The evenings presentations are open to all who have photos on a thumb drive. These are informal events, geared toward socializing.

Border Crossings are conversations geared toward topical interests and current events. We strive to bring individuals with unique perspectives and intimate knowledge of a people, place, or event that is in the news. These conversations are geared toward cultural understanding and sharing.

Annual Legacy Event – Explorer of the Year Award  Since 1891, we have been annually honoring an “Explorer of the Year”.  As our mission is to support the exploration of the world and enhance perspective on the worlds’ peoples and places, we chose the nominee based on their work crossing boundaries in their own successful and very worthy example of that goal. The special Cecilia Beaux pin has previously been awarded to Robert Peary, Theodore Roosevelt, Neil Armstrong, Diana Nyad, and Derrick Pitts – to name just a few.