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Social Events

Icebreaker at the Palm Springs Air Museum
Monday, April 6, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Your official welcome to our desert oasis begins at the memorable Palm Springs Air Museum. Mingle among historic 20th century war planes, as you dine on delicious bites and indulge in signature libations.

The majestic San Jacinto mountains serve as the stunning backdrop for this welcome party in the desert. Live music, one-of-a-kind entertainment and more await you in our magical desert paradise.  

Voted a World’s Best Aviation Museum by CNN Travel, the Palm Springs Air Museum is a living history museum dedicated to educating the public about the important role air power played in the 20th century. Visit with knowledgeable docents as you explore the three hangers that feature aircraft from the WWII, Korea and Vietnam Wars. And, continue the party on the tarmac as the sun sets behind the mountains.

Buses will leave from the Palm Springs Convention Center beginning at 5:45 pm. The last bus will leave the Palm Springs Air Museum at 9:15 pm. Buses will run continuously through the evening.

One ticket to the Icebreaker is included with full or 3-day registration (when Monday is selected). Additional tickets may be purchased for $50 per person.

Zoo Day at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
Tuesday, April 7, 1:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Palm Springs is where the stars come to play - and now, it’s your turn! Your adventure in our desert paradise continues with Zoo Day at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Set amidst the Colorado Desert and tucked against the Santa Rosa Mountains, The Living Desert welcomes guests of all ages to learn about and appreciate the world’s desert plants and animals through informative habitats, botanical gardens, hiking trails, and interactive activities.

2020 marks the Zoo’s 50th anniversary, so you can be sure we will be throwing a party to remember.

On Zoo Day, join us for exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences and open houses, take a guided tour through our botanical gardens or even take a hike on our nature trails. Our brand new Australian Adventures habitat will delight as you walkabout with wallabies and other Australian animals. Zoo Day guests can feed a giraffe, discover our Winged Wonders: Butterfly and Hummingbird Pavilion, feed a camel, ride the carousel, and experience the 500 animals that call The Living Desert home. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about our conservation projects, business operations, and future expansion plans.

The desert hospitality continues as we kick-off happy hour with a cactus crawl around the zoo, featuring fun libations, snacks and more. Then the party really gets started in our new Living Legacy Garden where you’ll join your friends and colleagues for an incredible dinner provided by Service Systems Associates. Live entertainment, fun activities and a dance party will round out your party in our desert oasis.

The party wraps up at 10:00 pm with the buses making stops at the Convention Center and three hotels. Buses will depart beginning at 1:00 pm from the Convention Center and will run continuously throughout the evening. The last bus will depart The Living Desert at 10:15 pm.

One ticket to Zoo Day is included with a full or 3-day registration (when Tuesday is selected). Additional tickets are $65 per person.



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