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Don’t forget—while you’re in Dallas/Fort Worth, there’s more than just Conference to explore.  From the Kimbell Art Museum and Dallas World Aquarium to a tour of the Bass Performance Hall, Dallas and Fort Worth are packed with exciting opportunities outside of Conference.

     
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Bass Performance Hall Tour

Join Chris Jaffe and Craig Williams for a tour of their Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth on Saturday morning, June 9 at 9:00am. Transportation, lunch and 2:00pm drop off at DFW airport.  RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

     
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 Dallas World Aquarium     

Features 80,000 gallons of saltwater exhibits including sharks, stingrays, and hundreds of reef fish all in living coral reef ecosystems. Guest are surrounded by tropical plants and animals from around the world. Visit dwazoo.com for more information.

     
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Dallas Arboretum

Overlooking scenic White Rock Lake.  Enjoy 66 acres of lush gardens and beautiful vistas.  Open daily from 9am-5pm Daytime admission is $15 for adults $12 for seniors 65 and older $9 for children 3-12 Free for children two and under. 

Visit dallasarboretum.org for more information.

     
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Dallas Zoo

The world-class Dallas Zoo covers 106 acres and features many rare and endangered species. Don't miss the award-winning Giants of the Savanna. The 11-acre multi-species habitat is home to elephants, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, and more. 

Key exhibits include the ExxonMobil Endangered Tiger Habitat the Lacerte Family Children's Zoo with interactive, educational exhibits for children. The Don Glendenning Penguin Cove, and the Jake L. Hamon Gorilla Conservation Research Center. Visit dallaszoo.com for more information.

     
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The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

From its location in the former Texas School Book Depository, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza provides a comprehensive exhibit on the life, death, and legacy of President John F. Kennedy.

Open: 7 days a week 10 AM- 6 PM Tuesday-Sunday, Noon-6 PM Monday. Convenient parking and access to public transit. Group discount offered. Printable web coupon available here.

     
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Dallas Holocaust Museum

For an equally historical experience, visit the Dallas Holocaust Museum. The DHM/CET’s permanent exhibition focuses on a single day during the Holocaust which occurred from 1933 to 1945.  That day was April 19, 1943. On that day three young men risked their lives to

rescue Jews from a deportation train from Belgium  bound for Auschwitz; the persecuted and starved residents of the Warsaw Ghetto rose up in revolt to assert their human dignity and to fight back against their oppressors; and a group of officials representing the allied governments met in the island of Bermuda.  Additional travelling exhibits and regular live presentations by Holocaust Survivors round out the visitor’s view of the history of this horrendous tragedy.  Visit dallasholocaustmuseum.org for more information.

     
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Nasher Sculpture Center

Open to the public since October 20, 2003, the Nasher Sculpture Center is one of the few institutions in the world devoted to the exhibition, study, and preservation of modern sculpture.  

Conceived as a serene urban retreat for the enjoyment of modern art, the Sculpture Center is the new home of the renowned Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection of modern and contemporary sculpture. Visit nashersculpturecenter.org for more information.

     
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Meadows Museum

For art lovers, a trip to Dallas should also include a visit to the Meadows Museum. Housing the largest and most comprehensive selection of Spanish art outside of Spain, any visitor is sure to appreciate some of the Spanish Golden Age greats.

Visit smu.edu/meadowsmuseum for more information.

     
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Kimbell Art Museum

The Kimbell Art Museum, owned and operated by the Kimbell Art Foundation, is internationally renowned for both its collections and for its architecture.  The Kimbell's collections range in period from antiquity to the 20th century and include European masterpieces by Fra

Angelico, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Poussin, Monet, Picasso and Matisse. You can also view important collections of Egyptian and classical antiquities, Asian, Mesoamerican and African art. The Museum's building, designed by the American architect Louis I. Kahn, is widely regarded as one of the outstanding architectural achievements of the modern era. Visit kimbellart.org for more information.

     
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 Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Experience the world-renowned architect Tadao Ando's "Arbor for Art" in Fort Worth. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth maintains one of the foremost collections of international modern and contemporary art in the country. See the work of Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock

and Mark Rothko as well as special exhibitions.  Discover amazing contemporary works displayed in a serene concrete and glass building surrounded by a magnificent reflecting pond. Take a docent led tour and explore the unique world of modern art.  Visit themodern.org for more information.

     
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Fort Worth Zoo

Don't let the fact that this zoo is the oldest in Texas fool you into thinking it is anything less than impressive. From a notable primate collection to an entire section dedicated to animals native to the Lone Start State, this place is best described as a gem.  The Zoo is

also home to the Museum of Living Art (MOLA), the world's most elite herpetarium. This means you'll see a dizzying array of snakes, frogs, and lizards - all inside a delightful indoor space, which makes for a nice break from the outdoors. Visit fortworthzoo.org for more informat