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Saturday, April 21, 2018 Old world charm meets modern conveniences at Old Town Pasadena. Prior to our stop at The Huntington, there will be a no-host  reakfast/brunch in Old Town Pasadena. There will be time to explore the shops and history of Old Town or just enjoy a leisurely dining experience and then off to The Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Gardens where we will enjoy remarkable art and the magnificence of nature. The Huntington grounds encompass 207 acres in the San Gabriel Valley, amid a diverse botanical collection of rare plants, shrubs, and mature trees in an ever changing riot of color. The Library contains rare books and manuscripts. Included in the  collection is the Ellesmere manuscript of Chaucer’s, The Canterbury Tales (c.1410) and a Gutenberg Bible (c.1455). The Huntington Art Collections focus on European art from the 15th to the early 20th century and American art from the late 17th to the mid-20th century. Included in the vast art collection is Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough and Pinkieby Thomas Lawrence. Aside from the beauty inside, more than a dozen specialized gardens are yours to explore. Among the most remarkable are the Desert, the Japanese and the Rose  Gardens. If you feel like lunch or a snack, there are a number of restaurants located on the grounds including the Rose Garden Tea Room (reservations recommended)  and don’t forget to stop by the gift shop to pick up souvenirs. Fee: Book Early for $85. For booking made after 3/31, fee will increase to $95. Guide: Carrie Welsh (staff) Activity Level: Easy Note: • Includes transportation and admission fee into the Huntington. • Wear very comfortable walking shoes. Dress casually and in layers of clothing or bring a jacket for cool weather. • Sunscreen and/or hat is recommended. • Audio tours for the galleries are available on the Huntington's free audio guide app. • Reservation with the Huntington is recommend if you would like to dine at the Rose Garden Tea room. Depart: 8:30 AM. Return: approx 5:30 PM.

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Schedule : Weekly - Sat 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM; starting 4/21/2018, ending 4/21/2018

Tuition: $95.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : MiraCosta College-Oceanside Campus Location : 
  MiraCosta College-Oceanside Campus.

Room :  Oceanside Parking Lot 1A, by campus police bldg.

Instructor : To Be Announced 

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Experience one of the most unique zoos in the U.S. This is a very scenic and informative place where you do not feel like you are in a zoo. The Living Desert was established in 1970 by several trustees of the Palm Springs Deser Museum who foresaw the impact that  resort development would have on their local desert ecosystem. This vision led to the establishment of an interpretive nature trail and preserve in Palm Springs. The gardens showcase the diversity of forms adopted by plants found growing in the harsh conditions  typical of the world’s deserts. Over 1,400 different species of plants are represented in the many gardens that constitute The Living Desert’s plant collection. Embark on a two hour safari tram tour of the grounds led by a nature guide. You’ll see remarkable plants, animals and natural phenomena associated with deserts and discover how The Living Desert is helping to interpret and protect them. Stops will be made at the major animal exhibits. In addition, you have an exclusive showing of the District Commissioner’s House which has a panoramic view of the Amour Leopard. There is a stop at the Wildlife Hospital where you will be able to see the state of the-art equipment the veterinarians use to keep the zoo’s animals healthy. After the tour, enjoy a no-host lunch in one of the cafes and giraffe feeding ($6 added fee). The Living Desert offers an experience like no other.

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Schedule : Weekly - Sat 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM; starting 3/10/2018, ending 3/10/2018

Tuition: $98.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Location : MiraCosta College-Oceanside Campus Location : 
  MiraCosta College-Oceanside Campus.

Room :  Campus Parking Lot 1A

Instructor : To Be Announced 

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