Learning Institute for Elders at UCF


As part of its continuing education program Life supports Experiential Trips to various local venues for its members and their immediate family. These trips are managed entirely by Life volunteers and require sign ups utilizing this website. For all events sign-up and payment will be via PayPal.  Tour prices are for contracted special group rates. This may result in minimum and maximum tour group size.  Tours must be paid for when signing up.  Fees are non-refundable unless the member or coordinator can find a replacement and member notifies the coordinator at least 3 days before the event.

As with all our programs LIFE member volunteers are needed to support this effort.  Tour leaders are required for all events.  If you are interested in helping out with this new program contact Marie Ruckstuhl at marie.ruckstuhl@gmail.com.

Trips will be published on this site when they are confirmed by the Trip committee.  Sign-up forms for these Experiential Trips will activate approximately 3 weeks prior to the each trips.  The names of all participants must be listed on the registration form. CHECK BACK HERE SOON FOR OUR SPRING SCHEDULE!

PLEASE make sure you receive an email confirmation of your registration.  If you do not within 24 hours, notify marie.ruckstuhl@gmail.com

Trip attendees must enter as a group in order to get the group rate.  So please arrive 10-15 minutes before the scheduled start time.  


Upcoming Spring Trips

Seminole State College Planetarium


February 15, 2019 11AM – 1PM

Planetarium show and Fuller Telescope for solar viewing
100 Weldon Blvd., Sanford FL 32773
Directions will be provided with the reminder email, approximately 3 days before the event.
Minimum people: 10; Maximum people: 60
Cost: $6.50 per person (includes fee, tip and credit card charge)

Tour of the UCF Medical School in Lake Nona

February 18, 2019 10AM-11:30AM

Maximum: 20 people

Cost: Free.  Donations accepted.

Thursday, February 28

Cornell Museum


3 new exhibits: Old, New, and Different from Permanent Collection: Body Snatchers: Medicine in Art and Culture; and Baroque inspired sculptures and lenticulars of contemporary work by Einar & James de lo Torre

Time: 10AM – 11:30AM

Minimum 8; Maximum: 20

Cost: Free, donations accepted.

Parking: near the museum are very limited spaces; encourage car pools.  Parking is free if you park in the Suntrust Garage on Lyman Avenue; bring your parking ticket for validation by Cornell.

Cornell Art Museum Tour

Sign up form for this tour
  • You must be an active member of LIFE at UCF to apply
  • List the number of persons in your group. Tour size is limited to 20 persons .
  • List a phone number you can be reached to notify you of any changes to this tour.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Shakespeare Theatre – Hamlet 

Theater in the round

Time: 2 PM Matinee; reserved rows 1-4

Cost: $32.00 includes tour leader & credit card charge

Maximum: 25

Parking available in front of Theater

Shakespeare Theatre - "Hamlet" Experience

Sign up form for this tour
  • You must be an active member of LIFE at UCF to apply
  • Please enter your email. You will receive email confirmation from LIFE and PayPal when the purchase has been completed.
  • List a phone number you can be reached to notify you of any changes to this tour.
  • Enter the address associated with your credit card. You must pay for the tour using this form. LIFE uses PayPal as a service. You do not have to establish a PayPal account. All transactions are considered donations since LIFE is a non profit corporation. When you complete this form you will be transferred to Pay Pal to make your payment.
  • Price: $32.00 Quantity:
    Tickets are $32 and are required for each member attending the tour. Price covers tour leader and credit card charge.
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Past Trips

Thank you to everyone who has joined us on our LIFE Experiential Trips! It is always such a pleasure to bring LIFE out into the community and to experience Central Florida together. Take a look at some of our previous trips and look forward to what will be coming up next!

Orlando Wetlands

Camp Boggy Creek

Thank you to all who joined us for the trip to Camp Boggy Creek!

Camp Boggy Creek is a proud member of SeriousFun Children’s Network. Founded by Paul Newman, SeriousFun Children’s Network is a growing global community of independently managed and financed camps and programs creating opportunities for children with serious illnesses and their families to reach beyond illness and discover joy, confidence and a new world of possibilities, always free of charge. This is a special closed tour for LIFE members.  For more information: http://www.boggycreek.org/the-camp/tour-the-camp/