Excursion signups to the Dali Museum and to the Tampa's Florida Aquarium are limited.  If you have already registered, you will be able to add an excursion, but act quickly as excursion tickets are limited. (Find steps below.)

Dali Museum - Art History
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - $70

2:45 PM leave Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay for Dali Museum
6:00 PM depart the Dali Museum for return to Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

Board the 11-person shuttle at 2:45pm for the 3:30 ticketed entry at the Dali. This afternoon visit to the Dali Museum allows time for a guided museum tour, plus time to explore the architecturally significant building and gift shop. You can enjoy an early dinner-on-your-own at their renowned cafe either under an umbrella on their patio or inside. Look for the fun photo-opportunities on their grounds. (Note: cafe and grounds are subject to early closure for private functions.)

Florida Aquarium - Education and Conservation
Saturday, October 8, 2022- $50

12:15 PM leave Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay for Aquarium
  4:45 PM leave Aquarium for return to Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay (or linger in downtown Tampa with return on-your-own)

Jump on our 11-passenger shuttle with 12:15 PM departure to the Florida Aquarium. This afternoon visit to Tampa's Florida Aquarium allows time for lunch-on-your-own prior to the Aquarium 2:45 PM timed group entry. Before entering the aquarium, walk one block to Greenwise Market and eat on their small porch. This upscale Public's-owned market opened in 2022 and offers a sushi station, fresh fired pizzas, a build your own bowl station, a massive salad bar, a full deli, and plenty of grab-and-go (or sit there). Enjoy tasty and affordable choices.

At 5-minutes prior museum entry-time, gather to enter the aquarium as a group. The aquarium focuses on education and conservation. Touch a jelly fish, learn about their successful coral spawning program, and relax with great water views. Food and beverages are available on-your-own.

After the visit, jump back on our shuttle at 4:45 PM to return to the hotel, or linger in the area. If you stay-on-your own, find Sparkman Wharf near the aquarium with light food, casual shopping, people watching, and outdoor music on Friday and Saturday nights.  Restaurants operate from shipping containers and a beer garden has a nice selection.  Want to strike with some upscale bowling?  Splitsville at Sparkman's Wharf has bowling, ping pong, billiards, and food to include their popular fried chicken.

Catch a ride to Armature Works which hosts an innovative food hall where you can order food and sit outside, along with full service, sit down restaurants (reservations recommended.) The conference co-chairs rate this highly. After eating, you might stroll along the Riverwalk.

Dress for the weather and wear your walking shoes.


Learn about other Tampa area attractions here.

Adding Options (Excurions, Workshops, Donations) after Registering

Want to add an option after you have already registered or pay separately for an option?  Find steps here.

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