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Road Scholar has thousands of educational adventures to choose from. A good way to narrow down our list is to browse our collection of "Most Popular" programs.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Chautauqua is a unique institution due to the confluence of people and performers, viewpoints and cultures, art forms, theories, and theologies. Summer programs focus on a mix of timeless and contemporary topics throughout the week, such as Art, Music, Literature, Nature, History, Politics, Law, and Religions. Come and learn for yourself why the Chautauqua experience is so very special.


• Hear from notable experts during morning classes exclusively for our Road Scholar group.
• Your tuition includes a Chautauqua gate ticket admitting you to Amphitheater lectures featuring world-class speakers plus numerous options each day for recitals, talks, nature walks, and much more.
• Each evening offers a dazzling array of entertainment events..

Program Notes

A discounted option is available for participants aged 90 or older. Please inquire at the time of registration.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Walking up to one mile on uneven terrain.

Date Notes
Topic for the Week: Roger Rosenblatt and Friends: On Creative Expression7/3/2016
Topic for the Week: Money and Power7/10/2016
Topic for the Week: Moral Leadership in Action7/17/2016
Topic for the Week: Our Search for Another Earth 7/24/2016
Topic for the Week: People and Environment In Partnership with National Geographic Society7/31/2016
Topic for the Week: The Future of Cities8/7/2016
Topic for the Week: Pushing Our Bodies' Limits8/14/2016
Topic for the Week: War and Its Warriors8/21/2016
Topic for the Week: America's Music with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center

Coordinated by the Chautauqua Institution.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
15 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
10 Performances


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