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: 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 SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Dinner
Savor the unforgettable music of Gershwin, Porter, Berlin and Rodgers & Hart as we discuss the careers and musical styles of America’s most popular songwriters from the 20s to the 50s. Enjoy such favorites as “I Got Rhythm,” “You’re The Top” and “White Christmas.”Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: "The Great American Songbook: Where Have All the Tunes Gone?"Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
A richly illustrated lecture tour of French Impressionism in its artistic, social and political contexts: from Monet's and Morisot's landscapes of light and atmosphere to Renoir's sparkling scenes of modernity. French Impressionism aimed to capture the atmosphere of an instantaneous moment in time.Lunch: Lunch in hotelAfternoon: Free time to take the complimentary shuttle and explore downtown Burlingame.Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: French-Impressionism Movie (TBA)Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Is there life on Mars? Is there intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? Today, researchers are aiming for the stars. What are their chances of success, and what implications are there if we do make contact with extra-terrestrials?Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: "The Search for Life in Space"Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
An examination of the impact of the president on the making of foreign policy from F.D.R. to Obama. How critical is the role of the president? How critical is Congress? Should Congress exercise more or less influence in the making of foreign policy? Is the president too strong or should the president’s power be modified?Lunch: In the hotelAfternoon: Bus trip to Bay Area points of interest (TBA).Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: Live entertainment.Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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. intersection, museum on 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/