Ninjago Wiki
Not to be confused with the episode of the same name.
“Ah, yes. Terribly sorry. I shall immediately begin the years-long reactivation process. In the meantime, however, I'm afraid I must deny entry. This club is for members only.”

The Explorer's Club (also spelled out as the Explorers' Club[1]) is a strict members-only club consisting of archaeologists managed by Cecil Putnam. To get into the club, someone must have ten thousand hours of certified exploration time. Then, they can send in an application and it will take years for the members to examine it.


Prior to Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Decades ago, a man named Lord Belgrave attempted to enter the club by participating in a Trial By Sphinx, but failed.[2] Later on, Misako and Clutch Powers became members of the club.

Boobytraps and How to Survive Them

When Clutch Powers discovered the pyramid in the Desert of Doom and refused to explore it, Cecil Putnam, the club's manager, called him to say that his club membership had been suspended.

The Explorers Club

When Lloyd, Nya, and Zane learned from Clutch Powers that the second Scroll of Forbidden Spinjitzu is in the club's archives, they immediately went there. Meanwhile, Smythe and Underhill listened to Percy Shippelton's adventures. The ninja wanted to take the scroll, but Cecil Putnam told them that only club members had access to the archive. When Zane unsuccessfully disguised himself as Clutch Powers with his cloak, they decided to break into the club. When they fell into the club's main room and were covered as maintenance workers, club members put on security guards. However, the ninja managed to break into the archive and find a scroll. However, they broke two terrariums with dangerous insects, which attacked the club members after they left.

Prior to The Island

Shortly after the return of the ninja and Wu from Shintaro, Misako organized a mission to confirm her theory of an uncharted island and navigate the storm belt, and went with her friend Wu, fellow archaeologist Clutch Powers, and his interns to explore the island. However, their expedition was mysteriously lost and the Explorer's Club was forced to cancel the membership of all members of the expedition.


After the expedition led by Misako was lost in the storm belt, Cecil Putnam visited the Monastery of Spinjitzu to hand over items emptied from her club locker to her family, because according to the club's rules, the membership of a member who is lost somewhere must be canceled.

Riddle of the Sphinx

Wu, Kai, Cole, Ray and Misako burst into the Explorer's Club to retrieve the Storm Amulet after learning the one on the Island of the Keepers was a fake. The ninja and Wu then attempt to answer the Sphinx's riddle to enter the club. They then interrogate Clutch Powers for the Storm Amulet. Kalmaar also broke in to acquire the Storm Amulet, and a battle pursued.


A battle between half of the ninja team and Kalmaar pursues outside of the club. A hole is broken into the front of the Explorer's Club.

Assault on Ninjago City

Nya was standing on the roof of the Explorer's Club shortly before charging against Kalmaar and Wojira.


Nya fought Kalmaar and Wojira near the Explorer's Club.

Official description

This members-only club is for Ninjago world’s most renowned explorers and archaeologists. It is managed by Cecil Putnam, who seems to care more about the club itself than about its members.






Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

The Island

Season 14: Seabound



  • They store artifacts in their main building in Ninjago City.
  • They mostly go on their own explorations 'for all the wrong reasons.'[4]
  • The club has multiple rules and protocols, including:[5]
    • Acceptance into the club requires 10,000 hours of exploring. This is equivalent to about 416.67 full days or 1.14 years.
    • Explorers with suspended or revoked memberships are denied entry.
    • When a member ends up missing, their membership is either suspended or revoked pending survival, and personal effects are sent to family members.
      • They can be reinstated, which takes several years.
  • The logo of the club resembles a compass.
  • Each club member has their research stuff stored in the building.
  • Clutch Powers and Misako are the only members to have physical minifigures.
  • In "Riddle of the Sphinx" it is revealed that one way to get into the Explorer's Club without being a member is to correctly answer the riddle in a Trial By Sphinx.
    • Those who do not answer correctly are punished dangerously.
  • The club laughs in the face of danger. This was a question on a test, most likely for a membership.
    • "Ho, ho, ho" is also accepted.
  • The Explorer's Club is very similar to the Geographers Guild from Paddington, both of which are groups of discoverers with very strict rules and unpleasant strict leadership, with security and many artifacts from the paths of their adventurers. In both, the main characters also caused the trigger and they are inspired by British culture.






In Ninjago

Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Season 14: Seabound

In other media




Kingdoms, cities and villages: Abandoned village · Coastal village · Farmers' village · Hono Mizu · Ignacia · Jamanakai Village · Keepers' Village · Kingdom of Shintaro · Merlopia · Metalonia · Ninjago City · Nom · Oni land · Ouroboros · Serpentine village · Spinjago (non-canon) · Stiix · Valley of the Sphinx · Village in the valley · Village of Haru · Village of the Formlings
Jungles and forests: Birchwood Forest · Blackwood Forest · Forest of Tranquility · Glimwillow Woods · Hiroshi's Labyrinth · Jankikai Jungle · Primeval's Eye · Toxic Bogs · Uncharted jungle · Vermillion Swamps · Wildwood Forest
Mountains, caves and canyons: Caves of Despair · Corridor of Elders · Crashcourse Canyon · Crystal Caves · Dungeons of Shintaro · Echo Canyons · Firstbourne's nest · Floating Ruins · Geckle Strong-Cave · Golden Peaks · Hollow's Bluff · Ice Cave · Haunted Hill · Mala-Wojira · Mines of Shintaro · Mino Pit · Mount of Eternal Shadows · Mountain of a Million Steps · Mountain of Madness · Mountains of Impossible Height · Munce Home-Cave · No Man's Bluff · Rock-Bottom · Samurai X Cave · Shintaro Mountain · Story cave · Tallest mountain of Ninjago · The Teeth · Torchfire Mountain · Wailing Alps
Tombs and graveyards: Anacondrai Tomb · Cemetery of Souls · Constrictai Tomb · Fangpyre Tomb · Graveyard of ships · Hypnobrai Tomb · Lost Tomb of Impending Peril · Tomb of the First Spinjitzu Master · Tomb of the Stone Army · Venomari Tomb
Water areas: Black River · Boiling Sea · Endless Sea · Frozen pond · Hollow's Trench · Lightning Lagoon · Northern Ocean · River of Darkness · Shadow Bay · Spirit Coves · Tartarus Trench
Islands: Ninjago · Chen's Island · Dark Island · Dyer Island · Glacial Glacier · Glacier Island (non-canon) · Island of the Keepers · Lighthouse Island · Squawk Island · Tiger Widow Island
Deserts: Desert of Doom · Sea of Sand
Other: Arctic (non-canon) · Blind Man's Eye · Billy Badlands · Bottomless pit · Chen's camp · Chrono Crater (non-canon) · Dead's End · Dead Man's Squall · Delta V · Digger's Deep · Digiverse · Dream World (non-canon) · End line · Frozen Wasteland · Glacier Barrens · Ice labyrinth · Manifestation Gate · Mega Monster Amusement Park · Ninjago (LEGO Universe) (non-canon) · Ninjago wharfs · Ninjago Zoo · Outer space · The Pit · The Pit (Shintaro) · Rift of Return · Route 23 · Storm belt · Strangler's Path · Temporal vortex

Buildings and establishments

Temples, palaces, fortresses and monasteries: Anacondrai Temple · Castle of Ice · Chen's monastery · Chen's Palace · Crystal Temple · Fire Temple · Garmadon's Dark Fortress · Garmadon's monastery · Hanging Temple · Ice Temple · Lloyd's treehouse fortress · Merlopian Palace · Monastery of Spinjitzu · Mountain monastery · Ninja Dojo Temple · Oni Temple · Palace (Shintaro) · Pyramid (Desert of Doom) · Pyramid of the Sphinx · Royal Palace · Skull Keep · Serpentine Pyramid · Serpentine's underground fortress · Temple of Airjitzu · Temple of Felis · Temple of Fortitude · Temple of Light · Temple of Madness · Temple of Resurrection · Temple of Wojira
Stores and establishments: Benny's Arcade Emporium · Biker Tavern · Borg Industries · Borg Store · Buddy's Pizza · Chan's Theater · Concert Hall · Dairy Dragon · Dareth's TV studio · Darnagom Enterprises · Ed & Edna's Scrap N Junk · Explorer's Club · Four Weapons Blacksmith · Fur Mart · Garbage depot · Gas station · Geckle courthouse · Grand Sensei Dareth's Mojo Dojo · Kai's dojo · Kiddie Arcade · Kryptarium Prison (Cell one) · Laughy's · Library of Domu · Marty Oppenheimer School of Performing Arts · Mystake's Tea Shop · Ninjago City Aquarium · Ninjago City Bank · Ninjago City Hall · Ninjago City Hospital · Ninjago City Police Station · Ninjago City Prison · Ninjago Doomsday Comix · Ninjago Harbor · Ninjago Metro · Ninjago Museum of History · Ninjago Park · Noodle factory · Repo yard · Ronin's pawn shop · Serpentine library · Steep Wisdom · Steeper Wisdom (non-canon) · Storm Farms · Twitchy Tim's gas station · Vast Industries · Dance class · Wong's Costume · Wu's Academy · Yang Tavern
Houses and apartments: Cliff Gordon's estate · Dareth's apartment · First Spinjitzu Master's house · Hero's Suite · Sally's farm · The Mechanic's headquarters · Vermillion Dome of Doom
Other: Borg Tower (Borg Tower vaults) · Chen's Coliseum · Chen's Royal Arena · Dragon's Forge · Hall of Villainy · Hidden workshop · Hiroshi's Labyrinth Stronghold · Munce arena · Old electronics warehouse · Oni stronghold · Palace gardens · Pythor's base · S.O.G. Headquarters · Sewers · The Mechanic's warehouse · Tower of Tears (non-canon)

Prime Empire

Battle arena · Disco · Fire wall · Forest of Discontent · Marketplace · Glitch · Infinity maze · Okino's house · Place of swords · Scott's garage · Shifty's table · Side-scrolling platforms · Sushimi's sushi restaurant · Terra Karana · Terra Technica · Terra Domina


Chima · Cloud Kingdom · Cursed Realm · Departed Realm · Djinjago · Never-Realm · Ninjago · Realm of Madness · Realm of Oni and Dragons · Underworld


Ethereal Divide · Grasslands

The LEGO Ninjago Movie locations

Ninjago · Ninjago City · Bridge of Fallen Mentors · Canyon of General Unhappiness · Firing Room · Garmadon's Volcano Lair · Ham's street food stall · Jungle of Lost Souls · Koko's apartment · Lost Generals' Lair · Ninja Mech Garage · Ninjago Beach · Ninjago High School · Ninjago Tower · Temple of Fragile Foundations · Wu's temple