LIFE SPONSORED FIELD TRIPS

In the spring of 2017 LIFE  sponsored a series of group field trips for our members.  This first series included three trips to local attractions in the Orlando area.  This was a successful test program and the LIFE board has agreed to continue the program into the fall 2017 semester.  The Fall 2017 schedule is shown below.  Sign Ups will start at the first fall class August 22, 2017

If you are interested in helping out with this new program contact Marie Ruckstuhl at marie.ruckstuhl@gmail.com.  Get involved and become a tour guide.

 

2017 FALL TOUR SCHEDULE

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.   We must enter as a group in order to get the group rate.  So please arrive 10-15 minutes before scheduled time for visit.  

1.     Orlando Science Center Docent Tour 

Date: January 19, 2018

Orlando Science Center, 777 E. Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803

Minimum of 15, Maximum of 25 people for tour

Friday, January 19, 2018 – tour begins at 1:30 PM and will be about 1.5 to 2 hours long.  Those who are attending should be at admission desk at 1:20PM.  We must enter as a group in order to get the group rate.

After the tour,  you may attend a movie or go back to see more of the exhibits. Check the web site for offerings that day. For refreshments, visit  the Subway restaurant on the ground floor of the Science Center.  Regular exhibits and Subway are open until 5PM.

NOTE: On Fridays, the Digital Adventure Theater and the Crosby Observatory (weather permitting) are open from 5PM – 9PM.

The building is ADA friendly, there are elevators as well as seating in theaters available.  You may want to bring a sweater or light jacket for the shows.

Parking: on your own.  Parking is available in a covered parking garage across Princeton Avenue from the Science Center  for $5 per vehicle, paid individually at the garage.  There is a covered walkway to the Science Center on Level 2.  Elevator is available if you park on another level.

Cost for docent led tour for LIFE member is $20 and includes Tip.

Sign up and payment will be via PayPal.  Prices are pre-paid, non-refundable payments unless the member or coordinator can find a replacement and member notifies the coordinator at least 3 days before the event.

 

LIFE Sponsored Tour of Orlando Science Center

PayPal ticket payment form for the LIFE Sponsored Tour of Orlando Science Center
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    Individual ticket for LIFE Orlando Science Tour . January 19, 2018. Maximum tour number is 25. Ticket sales will not be accepted after 25 purchases. Tour also requires a minimum of 15 paid tickets. Ticket purchases will be refunded if the ticket minimum is not met.
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2.   Orlando Shakespeare Theater Docent Tour

and Matinee Show “Man from La Mancha”

A GREAT TOUR AND SHOW!!!  ENJOYED BY ALL WHO ATTENDED!!!

Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017

12:30PM for tour (approximately 1 hr), 2PM for Matinee

 Orlando Shakespeare Theater,  812 E. Rollins Street, Orlando 32803

Minimum 15, Maximum of 30 people

Parking: free, on your own, in front of the building.

At 12:30 PM there is a behind the scenes tour of backstage which includes the costume shop, separate areas of the stage, seam shot (sets).  This will take about an hour.  At 2PM we should be seated for the matinee show of “Man of La Mancha.” Seating will be “in the round” and we will have seats in rows J and K.

Costs for docent led backstage tour, tip and matinee show is $31 per LIFE member.

TICKET SALES END WEDNESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2017

You must sign up and purchase your tickets using the below form:

 

3.    Leu Gardens  Tour

Date: Monday, November 13, 2017

Docent led tour 10AM, (takes about 1.5-2 hours)

 

Leu Gardens , 1920 N. Forest Avenue, Orlando, 32803

Minimum 20, Maximum 40 people

Parking: free

Tour is a docent led walk through the beautiful gardens that adjourn a lake.

Note: Please wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes.  Food is not allowed in the garden.  In the Garden House Welcome Center there are vending machines, but no on-site food venues.  Bring your own picnic lunch and eat at the table and chairs on the patio after the tour.  Note the Leu Garden House was damaged by the recent hurricane and tours have been cancelled until repairs are completed in 2018.

Costs for docent led garden tour, including tip, is $15 per LIFE member.

You must sign up and purchase your tickets using the below form:

Sorry, but this tour has been sold out. If needed back up signup sheet instructions will be posted here.