Excursion to Museum of Anthropology

We will have an excursion to the world famous Museum of Anthropology at 3:45 PM on December 3, 2013. The excursion ticket is included in the registration. Please contact us at the earliest if you need to purchase additional excursion tickets at $38 per ticket (for those accompanying you). Your excursion ticket is in the registration package, and must be shown prior to boarding the bus.

Some points to keep in mind during the excursion:

  1. Buses will leave for the museum starting at 3:45 PM on Dec 3rd. Please gather in the lobby of the hotel to board the bus, at 3:45 PM sharp as we have a rather tight schedule at the museum. If you miss the bus, you will not be able to get to the museum on time.
  2. Once you arrive at the museum, you will be escorted by a tour guide for a museum tour. Tours last approximately 90 minutes and cover most of the museum's highlights. Please stick to your own tour group as far as possible.
  3. Large bags are not allowed in the Museum Galleries and need to be checked in storage bins or lockers; valuables such as wallets and cameras should be taken with you and not left in storage bins.
  4. The taking of photographs is permitted but the museum staff asks that you please restrict the use of flash photography as far as possible.
  5. Some objects at MOA are touchable. They will have signs saying "Touch Gently". If there is no sign, please do not touch any objects.
  6. Food, drink, and gum are not permitted within the galleries.
  7. Finally, buses will depart from the museum starting at 6:15 PM. This should give just enough time for you to take the guided tour and visit the gift shop. Please be sure to catch the return buses at the scheduled time so that we are back at the hotel in time for the banquet starting at 7 PM sharp.


The banquet will be held in the VISTAS 360 restaurant, located on the 20th floor of the Marriott Renaissance hotel, which is located across the street from the conference hotel. To get there, please cross the street and walk to the Renaissance hotel (See maps below), and take the elevators to the top floor. There is a small flight of stairs you'll need to climb after getting off the elevator. The banquet will begin at 7 PM, though there will be a cash bar available from 6:30 PM onwards.

You need a ticket for the banquet. Your ticket is included in the registration package. If you need to buy additional tickets for those accompanying you, please contact the registration desk as soon as possible. Additional banquet tickets are $92 a piece.