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Social Events

Icebreaker at OdySea Aquarium
Monday, April 15, 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Located in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, OdySea Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the Southwest, spanning 200,000 square feet. The two-level, state-of-the-art facility holds more than 2 million gallons of water and accommodates up to 10,000 visitors daily. With over 50 exhibits and 500 different species, there are more than 30,000 animals that call OdySea home.

OdySea Aquarium offers an entertaining, interactive, and educational experience for guests of all ages by combining theme-park-style amusement with highly engaging presentations of aquatic life like no other in the industry. The facility includes a theater, SeaTREK™ underwater ocean walking, and a one-of-a-kind voyage through the “Living Sea.”

Transportation will be provided. One ticket to the Icebreaker is included with a full or 3-day registration (when Monday is selected).  Additional tickets can be purchased for $40 per person.

Zoo Day at Phoenix Zoo
Tuesday, April 16, 1:30 - 8:30 pm

The Phoenix Zoo is one of the nation’s largest non-profit zoos, serving over 1.4 million guests each year. A true desert oasis - the Zoo is located in beautiful Papago Park and is home to more than 1,400 animals. For more than half a century, the Zoo, its animals and exciting experiences have amazed guests from around the globe. Whether you are on the lookout for awe-inspiring Asian elephants, seeking towering giraffes roaming the savanna or in search of the great Sumatran tiger - the Zoo seeks to motivate people and inspire them to care for the natural world through extensive conservation efforts and educational programs for children and adults. Because of the Zoo’s deliberate focus, animals throughout the world are being protected, wild places are being cared for and people’s lives are being changed forever.

Transportation will be provided. One ticket to Zoo Day is included with a full or 3-day registration (when Tuesday is selected). Additional tickets can be purchased for $40 per person.

Post-Conference Tour - Reid Park Zoo & Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Friday, April 19, 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Reid Park Zoo, is a hidden gem nestled in the center of Tucson, known for its world-class African elephant habitat featuring a herd of five African elephants. Tours include the new Animal Health Center, elephant barn and the Conservation Learning Center. In the afternoon, visit Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place. Exhibits re-create the natural landscape of the Sonoran Desert Region with more than 230 animal species and 1,200 kinds of plants along almost 2 miles of paths traversing 21 acres of beautiful desert.

There is an additional $75 per person charge. Fee includes transportation, lunch, and afternoon reception. Attendees will leave from the Arizona Grand Resort at 7:00 am and return by 7:00 pm.

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