There are many exclusive clubs in New York City. Some of them are open to the public, others are hidden behind closed doors. We already wrote about some of them, including the prestigious Yale Club and the National Arts Club, but now we want to tell you about a really special one – The Explorers Club, an elite NYC club for scientists and explorers.
The Explorers Club
The Explorers Club is an international society that was founded in New York in 1904 with the aim to promote scientific exploration and since then has been a meeting point for scientists and explorers from all over the globe. This elite NYC club is headquartered in the heart of Manhattan, at 46 East 70th Street, but it also has 32 chapters in different parts of the country and worldwide.
Among the Explorers Club’s members are the leading scientists and explorers who support education and research in the biological, natural, and physical sciences. Moreover, this elite NYC club is world-known for many “famous firsts” accomplished by its members. These include first to the surface of the Moon, first to the deepest point in the ocean, first to the South Pole, first to the North Pole, and more.
Today, the Explorers Club continues to promote the scientific exploration of air, sea, land, and space. Besides, it provides expedition resources, from online information to funding, and always honors exploration accomplishments by hosting special annual dinners that are no less impressive than the Met Gala.