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September 18th, 2013

SHOT Tours and Activities

SHOT 2015 Tours and Activities

The 2015 SHOT Meeting will feature tours of the following locations:

NEW!! Albuquerque Biopark Trip

Friday, 9 October • 8:30 AM–11:30 AM

Albuquerque’s Biopark is a real must-see while you’re in the area – not only does it sit squarely at the heart of ye olde Route 66, where you can see some amazing retro architecture, but it has major attractions for everyone – kid or not!  It’s home to an incredible aquarium complete with a 285,000 gallon shark tank and an acrylic viewing window. Right next door in this massive complex is the Rio Grande Botanic Garden, a 36-acre garden showcasing plants of the Southwest and other arid climates. It’s a beautiful place to spend the morning. For more information, visit www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/biopark.


The SHOT bus will leave from the Hotel Albuquerque at 8:30 AM (the Biopark opens at 9:00 AM), and it will depart the facility for the return trip to the hotel at 11:30 AM. However, if you want to stay longer (and you will), just call the SHOT office and we will have our private carriage come collect you at either 12:30 PM or 1:30 PM. The round-trip cost is $25 per person, including a combination admission ticket.






Los Alamos (SOLD OUT)

Thursday, 8 October • 7:00 AM–5:00 PM



Spend the day in historic Los Alamos! A bus will take you from the Hotel Albuquerque to the center of Los Alamos, where you will be free to choose your own activities for the rest of the day. Visit the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Historical Museum, take the Los Alamos Walking Tour, or join us for a bus tour of the town and its many sights and vistas. (All activities apart from the bus to and from the hotel will cost extra.) The bus will then depart for the Hotel Albuquerque at 3:15pm sharp









Sandia Peak

Friday, 9 October • 12:15 PM–5:00 PM

Take in spectacular views of 11,000 square miles of New Mexico desert, including the entire Albuquerque region, from the crestline of the Sandia Mountains! The bus will depart from the Hotel Albuquerque at 12:15pm sharp, and will take you to the visitor’s center located at the base of the mountain range. From there, a 15- minute ride on the third-longest cable car in the world (www.sandiapeak.com) will take you to a scenic overlook at 10,373 feet above sea level (close to 4,000 feet above the visitor’s center, and close to 5,000 feet above the city of Albuquerque). The views are spectacular!



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