SSI 2015 Sunday Activity Sign-up

  • 02 Aug 2015
  • 2:00 PM
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • The Worcester Art Museum is world-renowned for its 35,000-piece collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photography, prints, drawings and new media. The works span 5,000 years of art and culture. View paintings by Cassatt, Gauguin, Goya, Monet, Sargent and Whistler; admire floor mosaics from the ancient city of Antioch; see cutting-edge contemporary art; and discover the Museum's many other treasures. Special exhibitions showcase the masterworks, seldom-seen gems, and important works on loan (from http://www.worcesterart.org/). The art museum is within walking distance of WPI. An unlimited number of participants may take this trip.

This form will allow you to choose an activity for Sunday Afternoon at the SENCER Summer Institute. The choices for this year are:

1. Worcester Art Museum - $14

The Worcester Art Museum is world-renowned for its 35,000-piece collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photography, prints, drawings and new media. The works span 5,000 years of art and culture. View paintings by Cassatt, Gauguin, Goya, Monet, Sargent and Whistler; admire floor mosaics from the ancient city of Antioch; see cutting-edge contemporary art; and discover the Museum's many other treasures. Special exhibitions showcase the masterworks, seldom-seen gems, and important works on loan (from http://www.worcesterart.org/).

For more information: http://www.worcesterart.org/

The art museum is within walking distance of WPI. An unlimited number of participants may take this trip.

2. Tower Hill Botanic Garden - $9

Tower Hill Botanic Garden is the headquarters of the Worcester County Horticultural Society [WCHS]. The third oldest active horticultural society in the U.S., WCHS was incorporated in 1842 as a non-profit "educational organization for the purpose of advancing the science and encouraging and improving the practice of horticulture." For nearly 150 years this was accomplished through a busy schedule of flower shows and educational programs based in downtown Worcester. The Society purchased Tower Hill Farm in 1986 with the belief that the Society could best fulfill its goals by developing a garden open to the public (from http://www.towerhillbg.org/).

For more information: http://www.towerhillbg.org/

The Botanic Garden is a few miles from the WPI Campus. Up to 23 participants may take this trip.

3. Zoll Cellars Wine Tasting - Free

Zoll Cellars is located in the residence of Frank Zoll in beautiful Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. They use their half acre of property as a private winery that offers wine enthusiasts the unique experience to learn hands on how to make exceptional wine at harvest. The Zolls have created a beautiful winery, where the birds sing from the trees and chicken roam free. They use the biodynamic branch of organic farming. This type of farming is one step beyond organic. Not only do they not use harmful chemicals, but they harness the energies of the planets and constellations, as well as the energies from the elements: earth, wind, and water (from http://www.zollwine.com/).

For more information: http://www.zollwine.com/

Zoll Cellars is a few miles from the WPI Campus. Up to 25 participants may take this trip.

4. Boston Freedom Trail - Free

The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile, red-lined route that leads you to 16 historically significant sites — each one an authentic treasure. Explore museums and meetinghouses, churches, and burying grounds. Learn about the brave people who shaped our nation. Discover the rich history of the American Revolution, as it began in Boston, where every step tells a story (from http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/).

For more information: http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/

Enough time will be given to both complete the trail, as well as have dinner or visit another attraction on your own in Boston.

The tour will drop off at the USS Constitution and then pick up at Surface Artery southbound, between Hanover and North Streets at 7:00 PM.

The Boston Freedom Trail is approximately 50 miles from Worcester. Up to 25 participants may take this trip.

SENCER staff will pre-purchase the tickets for each attraction which requires them.

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