Explorer's Institute for Learning in Retirement

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Welcome to the Explorers

The Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI), founded in 1992 at Salem State College, is a one of over 300 such organizations in the U.S. and Canada affiliated with Elderhostel. Members join in active peer learning to share their knowledge and experience in courses that range from lectures and discussions to hands-on workshops and field trips.

As older adults, we can be intense, self-motivated learners. We explore new subjects and share our collective knowledge and experiences. There are no academic admissions requirements, no examinations, no grades - learning is its own reward. Our greatest resource is the exuberant wisdom of our membership.

An annual membership fee admits you to both academic terms a year, in September and March, as well as winter and summer intersessions. Members also receive a number of benefits, including discounts to Salem State College Center for the Arts events.

Current Courses and Registration Info


Explorers Center
10 Federal Street
Salem, Mass 01970