• The Explorers Club is an international multidisciplinary professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research and the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore. Since its inception in 1904, the Club has served as a meeting point and unifying force for explorers and scientists worldwide. Our headquarters is located in New York City.

• Founded in New York City in 1904, The Explorers Club promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space by supporting research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences.

• The Club’s members have been responsible for an illustrious series of famous firsts: First to the North Pole, first to the South Pole, first to the summit of Mount Everest, first to the deepest point in the ocean, first to the surface of the moon—all accomplished by our members.

• The Explorers Club Annual Dinner is hosted each year on the 3rd Saturday of March in the Grand Ballroom.

• On Average the dinner draws 1000 attendees to the dinner.

• The cocktail reception prior to the dinner is the host of the “Exotic Buffet”

  • Ratatouille Stuffed Eyeballs
  • Honey Glazed Tarantula
  • Crispy Scorpions dancing on Endive Leaves dotted with Herbed Goat
  • Asian Sweet Chili Pickled Duck Tongue
  • Rosemary Rattlesnake Cakes

• At the March 20th 2010 Annual Dinner the Exotic Buffet in the Jade Room was a sampling of Molecular Gastronomic items.

Shrimp “mocktail”
Olive Oil Poached Shrimp on
Horseradish Gazpacho Filled Pippettes with Olive Oil Powder

Strawberries, Foie Gras and Champagne
Foie Gras Mousse Rolled in Pop Rocks and Rice Puffs
Served with Champagne Pickled Strawberries

BBQ Electric Eel
Japanese Barbecue Eel with
Grated Szechaun Button and Pickled Asian Vegetable