ORIENTATION: Begins before dinner. We'll have an overview of the program ahead and review the up-to-date schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, any other administrative issues, and answer your questions. Please be aware that local circumstances may require adjusting program elements. In the event of changes, we will notify you as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding.Dinner: Dinner in hotel
Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants. In addition to the regular Road Scholar meal plan, this hotel offers a vegetarian meal option. Unfortunately, there are no other special meal options. Participants with special dietary needs should be prepared to avoid certain foods or supplement the regular meal plan as needed.Evening: INTRODUCTIONS: Participants introduce themselves to the rest of the group.
Enjoy the remainder of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning.Lodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport BayfrontMeals Included: Dinner
In conjunction with the 2013 America’s Cup in San Francisco, a collection of Impressionist artworks will be on view at the Palace of the Legion of Honor. You will examine images of activities set on the waterways of 19th century France, including the popular pastimes of rowing and sailing, and explore the places chosen by these artists who settled and vacationed on the water.Lunch: Lunch in hotel
Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Legion of Honor for Impressionists on the Water exhibit.
When you arrive at the museum, you have one hour of free time to explore the museum as well as step outside and see spectacular views of the San Francisco skyline and the Pacific Ocean.
You have a one hour docent-led visit through the Impressionists on the Water exhibit.Dinner: Dinner in hotel
Evening: Free time to socialize with fellow participantsLodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The Dead Sea Scrolls have intrigued and challenged both scholars and the public since their discovery 60 years ago. We look at the people who wrote the texts at Qumran, and what they say about Jewish life and thought and Christian origins.Lunch: Lunch in hotelAfternoon: CLASS: The Life and Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber is one of the most dynamic composers of all times. We look at his work, from the rock beat of "Jesus Christ Superstar," the evocative “Evita,” the haunting melodies of "Phantom of the Opera,” to the purr-fection of “Cats.”
Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: CLASS: The Intriguing Politics Of The Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court is not just nine justices in a lofty tower making monumental decisions. Examine the role of the high court in our political process, discuss the power of the court and how it goes about making its key decisions.Lodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Since he first charmed audiences at the age of six with performances in his home town of Salzburg, Mozart has captured the minds and hearts of every generation of concertgoers. Known early on as one of the greatest child prodigies the world has ever experienced, he matured into the finest pianist of his day and a master composer in every genre of music. By uncovering the truth behind the mysteries and complications that surround his life (and death), Mozart and his music will bring greater joy than ever.
Lunch: Lunch in hotelAfternoon: CLASS: The Glorious Music of MozartDinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: CLASS: Intriguing Politics of the Supreme CourtLodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mark has been performing and singing since birth according to his mother, a singer of show tunes and opera herself. He sings songs from all over the world as well as the American songbook and folk music of many traditions, and accompanies himself on guitar. His travel schedule includes coast to coast tours, Europe, and Road Scholar programs in many locations for the past 20 years.Lodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The program is concluded after lunch. Hotel checkout is by noon.Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Mountain View, CA 94043
The Computer History Museum explores the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society and is home to the largest collection of computing artifacts in the world. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm.
Take 101 south.
Exit Shoreline Blvd.
Turn left onto Shoreline.
Cross through intersection.
Museum in on the right.
For additional information, visit: http://www.computerhistory.org/
Woodside, CA 94062
Filoli is a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century. Filoli welcomes the public to this remarkable 654 acre property, including the 36,000 square foot Georgian country house and spectacular 16-acre English Renaissance garden.
Take Highway 101 south to 92 west to 280 south.
Exit Edgewood Road, Exit 29.
Right on Edgewood.
Right on Canada.
Left at 86 Canada Road.
For additional information, visit: http://filoli.org/
San Carlos, CA 94070
Hiller Aviation Museum, located six miles from the hotel, is dedicated to the dreams of flight, looking back into the history of aviation while exploring its future. The restoration shop, with its large picture windows, allows the visitor to witness the ongoing restoration process. The museum collection includes many aircraft exhibits. Vintage and futuristic aircraft, prototypes, photographic displays, and models are on display. There's an extensive gift shop on the premises. The museum is adjacent to the San Carlos Airport where you can watch commuter planes take off and land. Open 10am-5pm daily.
Take Hwy 101 south to Holly Street/Redwood Shores Pkwy exit.
Go east onto Redwood Shores Pkwy.
Turn right onto Airport Road.
Turn right onto Skyway Road.
For additional information, visit: www.hiller.org/
Experience NASA technology and missions first hand. Open Tuesday-Sunday 12-4pm; free admission.
Take 101 south
Exit Moffett Blvd./NASA Parkway.
Turn right at stoplight.
As you approach Moffett Field, turn right at the stop sign before the main gate. The center is on the right.
Proceed behind the dome for parking.
For additional information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/home/exploration.html
Palo Alto, CA
Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Pick up a self-guided tour map and walk around campus at your leisure, or take a one-hour, student-led Campus Walking Tour at 11am or 3:15pm.
Suggested sights to see: Hoover Tower, Memorial Church and the Cantor Arts Center.
Go south on 101 to Embarcadero Road.
Travel three miles.
Embarcadero Road becomes Galvez Street when you cross El Camino Real. Stay in the left lane and continue past the stadium.
The entrance to the Visitor Center Lot is on the left just beyond Nelson Road.For additional information, visit: http://www.stanford.edu/