Your Conference experience begins at Philadelphia Marriott Downtown hotel. Surrounded by rich revolutionary history and culture, this Philadelphia downtown hotel location exceeds all expectations. Guests can take in the sights of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell located within eight blocks. A collection of fine restaurants are located on site or within walking distance of the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown hotel, in addition to the city's best shopping and entertainment venues. Easy to reach by any mode of transportation, the hotel is just one mile from the 30th Street Train Station and ten miles from Philadelphia International Airport.
To help you budget your money wisely, PRSA has arranged for discounted room rates at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown during your Conference stay. Rates begin at $209/night (Single/Double Occupancy). The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown is located at 1201 Market St. Reservations can be made online here.
You also may make reservations by phone. Call (877) 212-5752 and provide code “PRSA” to access the special rate. Reservations must be made on or before Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.
The Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Check out Pennsylvania's most-visited museum and explore three floors of hands-on science fun! Purchase tickets online or in person and use coupon code "PRSA" to save $3.00 on Museum admission. Limit four tickets per person. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Not valid on Member or Group tickets, IMAX, Franklin Theater or special exhibitions. Redeemable online, over the phone or at the Ticketing Desk. Expires 10/1/14.
The Museum’s eminently touchable attractions explore science in disciplines ranging from sports to space. Highlights include The Sports Challenge, which uses virtual-reality technology to illustrate the physics of sports; The Train Factory's climb-aboard steam engine; Space Command's simulated earth-orbit research station; a fully equipped weather station; and exhibits on electricity. Films assume grand proportions on the Tuttleman IMAX Theater’s 79-foot domed screen; galaxies are formed and deep space explored in North America’s second-oldest planetarium, which reopened in 2002, sporting the continent’s most advanced technology. Don’t miss the 3D Theater and the indoor SkyBike.
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
What are you doing on Sunday, Oct. 27, before the official Conference Kick-Off and Keynote Address? Take this time to explore the world. . . under one roof! From 10–11:30 a.m., visit Penn Museum and mention “PRSA Conference” to receive a special group rate of $10 per ticket for a self-guided tour. Consider taking the “highlights tour,” the most efficient way to see the Museum’s most amazing pieces in about an hour.
Founded in 1887, Penn Museum has conducted more than 400 archaeological and anthropological expeditions around the world. Three gallery floors feature materials from Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Bible Lands, Mesoamerica, Asia and the ancient Mediterranean World, as well as artifacts from native peoples of the Americas, Africa and Polynesia. Penn Museum offers the public an opportunity to share in the ongoing discovery of humankind's collective heritage.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 128 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
During Conference, just show your registration badge to receive 50 percent off your admission ticket (final cost: $7.50).
Just a five-minute walk from the Marriot Hotel where Conference is held, you can experience PAFA’s spectacular galleries inside the stunning Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building. The museum is internationally known for its collections of 19th- and 20th-century American paintings, sculptures and works on paper. Also, be sure to enjoy the beautiful civic space at Lenfest Plaza (on Cherry Street between North Broad and Carlisle Street). This plaza is at the heart of PAFA’s campus and features "Paint Torch," a sculpture by world-renowned American artist Claes Oldenburg. It is a must see!