PROGRAM REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar desk in the lobby to register with the program staff and pick up your arrival packet that will contain your name tag, updated schedule, and other important information we will review during orientation.
ORIENTATION: We will gather for a warm welcome and introductions, followed by an orientation to the program. We will review the schedule and any changes; discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures; and answer any questions you may have.Dinner: Dinner at Davios located off the hotel lobby. Limited choice of entrées. Vegetarian meals and gluten diets can be accommodated.Evening: FREE EVENING: The evening is free for you to enjoy making new friends or just have a good night's rest to prepare for the full day ahead.Lodging: Club Quarters HotelMeals Included: Dinner
Following the lecture, we board our bus for our field trip to the Philadelphia Museum of ArtLunch: Lunch is on your own at the musuem. Choose from the Cafeteria or Granite Hill, the museum’s fine eatery, both operated by acclaimed restaurateur Stephen Starr’s catering group. The Cafeteria offers a variety of options from omelets to soups, salads, sandwiches, daily changing seasonal entrées, and a pastry table. Granite Hill’s French bistro menu also features seasonal appetizers, entrée salads, omelets, the freshest fish, and specialty cocktails and wines.Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Explore the incomparable galleries of The Philadelphia Museum of Art, among the largest museums in the U.S., with 200 galleries and a collection of more than 227,000 works of art spanning the creative achievements of the Western world since the first century AD and those of Asia since the third millennium BC. The European holdings date from the Medieval era to the present, and the American collections are among the finest in the country. If there is a major exhibit on display, timed tickets will be provided for our group.
You may remain at the museum and explore as you wish, returning to the hotel on your own via readily available taxis or convenient public bus. Seniors with a Medicare card ride our public buses for free! (this may change for 2014 and apply on to Pennsylvnia residents - the possible fare could be $2.50 exact change each way)The cost of a taxi to the hotel should be approximately $10 for up to 4 persons.Dinner: Enjoy a memorable dining experience at The Prime Rib restaurant on Locust Street The Prime Rib can accommodate all diet requests.
Evening: We will walk 4 short blocks to The Curtis Institute of Music to hear an outstanding student recital performed by gifted students. The Curtis Institute of Music educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level. It provides full-tuition scholarships to all of its students, ensuring that admissions are based solely on artistic promise. Curtis provides complete and diversified musical training, plus liberal arts courses. Curtis accepts just enough students to maintain a full symphony orchestra and an opera program, plus select departments in piano, guitar, composition, conducting, organ, and harpsichord.Lodging: Club Quarters HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Dinner