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
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 Dead Sea Scrolls: An Enduring MysteryDinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: Free time to socialize with your fellow participants.Lodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
There is art after French Impressionism. See how painters like Van Gogh, Seurat, Cezanne reacted to the "crisis of Impressionism," applying new theories of color and space, and how Gauguin and the Symbolists built on old ideas.Lunch: Lunch in hotelAfternoon: CLASS: The Music of Bach
Universally considered the finest composer of his time, Johan Sebastian Bach is one of the great music icons of world history. A master of every genre of the late-Baroque era with the exception of opera, Bach created some of the most enduring masterpieces of the classical music repertoire. Discussions will focus on the development of Bach’s music in relation to the chronology of his life.Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: CLASS: The Music of Beethoven
The shadow of Ludwig van Beethoven was so intimidating to composers of the early 19th century that new genres of music were developed to avoid comparison to his symphonies, sonatas, and string quartets. No other composer in the history of western music has had this effect on the next generation, and the power and mastery of Beethoven’s music continues to enthrall us today. An examination of his music in relation to his life and time will enhance the understanding of Beethoven as a person and as an artist who changed the course of the history of his art form.Lodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Americans have two hometowns: their own and San Francisco. Enjoy an engaging look at the City by the Bay starting with its founding in 1776 through the Gold Rush, 1906 earthquake and 1967 Summer of Love as well as discover its charming neighborhoods.Lunch: Lunch in hotelAfternoon: BUS TRIP to highlights of San Francisco.Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: Free time to socialize with your fellow participants.Lodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Look back at the American presidents of the 20th century and their effect on history. These include Woodrow Wilson, FDR, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon.Lunch: Lunch in hotelAfternoon: CLASS: Post ImpressionismDinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: LIVE ENTERTAINMENTLodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport 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/