Exclusive Private Tour of Spectrum Health
Saturday, October 20th
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Spectrum Health is comprised of 12 hospitals, 180 ambulatory sites, and over 26,00 employees in the West Michigan Area. It was named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems—and in the top five among the largest health systems.
Come join other conference attendees for a tour of three hospitals located in downtown Grand Rapids, including its headquarters for Emergency Management. During this tour, you will see clinical areas of each of the three hospitals (Butterworth, Meijer Heart Center, and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital) and its fully dedicated System Command Center. You will meet members of the Emergency Management team, and see how this healthcare system is at the leading edge of organizational situation management.
Cost: FREE, Transportation is not provided. Location is 6/10th of a mile from the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. Registrants will meet in the lobby of the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and walk over together. Registrants who want to meet at Spectrum Health will be given directions.
Discounted Tours for Conference Attendees at the following locations
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
There are many areas within Meijer Gardens to explore including the indoor gardens such as the tropical conservatory, Victorian, carnivorous, and arid gardens, as well as the outdoor areas like the Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden, Children’s Garden, Michigan’s Farm Garden, seasonal gardens, a world-class Sculpture Park and meandering nature trails and boardwalk.
Regular Admission: $14.50 Admission with convention badge: $10.00
Hours: Monday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday-Saturday 9am-5pm;
Tuesday 9am-9pm; Sunday 11am-5pm Phone: (616) 957-1580
Permanent exhibits allow visitors to participate in history while reviewing the lives of President and Mrs. Ford. A succession of feature exhibits draws upon the holdings of the entire Presidential Libraries System, Smithsonian Institution, National Archives, and others. Visitors can also see President Ford’s and Betty Ford’s burial site.Regular Admission: $8.00 Admission with convention badge: $6.00
Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm Daily. Noon-5pm on Sunday.
Phone: (616) 254-0400
Grand Rapids Art Museum
The Art Museum’s commitment to current and future generations includes opening its doors as the first newly-constructed, Gold LEED-certified art
museum in the world.
Regular Admission: $10.00 Admission with convention badge: $8.00
Free Admission on Tuesdays and from 5-9pm on Thursdays.
Hours: Closed Monday; Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday-Saturday 10am-5pm;
Friday 10am-9pm; Sunday Noon-5pm
Phone: (616) 831-1000
Grand Rapids Public Museum
This museum features world-class exhibitions on history, nature, cultural heritage, Native Americans and more. Stroll through a full-scale
detailed re-creation of Grand Rapids in the 1890s, ride a 1928 Spillman Carousel and visit the Chaffee Planetarium (separate fees apply).
Regular Admission: $8.00 Admission with convention badge: $7.00
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm; Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm
Phone: (616) 929-1700
Over 1,400 animals including grizzly bear, tigers, lions, otter, chimpanzees, and many, many more. Adventure experiences include a zipline, ropes course and funicular (tram). Interactive animal exhibits include a walk thru budgie aviary, walk thru wallaby yard, camel rides, and petting corral.Adult Admission: $12.50 Admission with convention badge: Buy one adult admission at regular price and get a second adult admission free.
Season: March 11 through November 4, 2018 Please check the website for hours of operation
Phone: (616) 336-4300