2017 Family Activities

Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab

$50 pp (includes transportation to/from the hotel)

Friday, October 13. Bus leaves at 9:00 a.m. and returns at approximately 11:30 prior to the start of the conference.

The University of Arizona's Richard F. Caris Mirror Laboratory, produces giant, lightweight mirrors of unprecedented power for a new generation of optical telescopes. This 90-minute guided tour will take us behind the scenes to see the production process up-close and personal.

There is a 20-person minimum and 25-person maximum for this excursion. Please make your reservations early!

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Behind the Scenes at the Reid Park Zoo

$37.50 pp (includes entrance to the zoo and is in walking distance from the hotel)

Saturday, October 14. Tour is 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Join us for this 60-minute adventure to learn more about some of Reid Park Zoo’s most popular residents. We’ll get closer to some of the animals than would normally be allowed during a Zoo visit, including the anteaters, rhinos and giraffes.

Because we will be up-close and personal with some of the animals, there is a 10-person limit for each tour. There are 2 simultaneous tours for the above time period. Each tour requires at least 8-people for cost effectiveness. As such, if we do not have 16 people who are interested, the tour slots will go to the first 10 individuals who register.

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Biosphere 2

$25 pp (transportation NOT included)

Saturday, October 14. Time to be determined based on interest.

Biosphere 2 is a unique, large-scale experimental building which has seven model ecosystems. It was built to research and develop self-sustaining space-colonization technology. The guided tour will take us through the various ecosystems and discuss what was learned when several Biospherians were sealed inside the glass enclosure to measure survivability.

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