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Four unique Wednesday afternoon excursions have been put together for conference attendees:

Float / Rafting Trip 
12:00pm – 5:00pm 

One of America's most popular adventures, whitewater rafting is becoming a tradition for visitors to Northern New Mexico. The rafting season begins with the snowmelt in spring and generally lasts through October. The runoff will be lower in August, so the rapids will be less intense and there will be some floating. All levels of rafters, from the novice to the expert, will enjoy this adventure along the Rio Grande. Along the valley floor, experience spectacular scenery, with a full range of whitewater on the "Racecourse" south of Taos. 

Due to safety regulations, no one under the age of seven years old or in excess of 230 pounds will be permitted to participate in this event. Waterproof suits and helmets can be provided upon request. If desired, bring extra clothing to change into at the take-out point. 

COST: $170 per person includes transportation, guide, bottled water and boxed lunch on board, half-day rafting, rafting guides and all gear, gratuities and tax. Cost based on minimum of 20.  Contact Marcia Skillman (505-216-9095, marcia@santafedmc.com) for booking.

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Discover Canyon Road (interactive art tour) 
2:00pm – 4:00pm 

For over a century, artists and art lovers have flocked to Canyon Road, Santa Fe’s historic art district. This picturesque area features more than 80 art galleries, unique specialty shops, world-class restaurants, and the historic adobe architecture that gives Santa Fe its legendary southwestern charm. On this interactive gallery tour, join your guide, a local art historian and museum educator, for an insider's look at a small selection of galleries that showcase the breadth and depth of artwork on Canyon Road. Delve into the work on view through activities that encourage deep looking, chat with local artists and gallerists, and discover the history of this charming neighborhood. 

COST: $68 per person includes transportation, guide, gratuities and tax, based on a minimum of 12 people. Contact Marcia Skillman (505-216-9095, marcia@santafedmc.com) for booking.

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Meow Wolf 
1:00pm – 5:00pm 

Meow Wolf is an arts production company that creates immersive, multimedia experiences that transport audiences of all ages into fantastic realms of storytelling. 

Our work is a combination of jungle gym, haunted house, children’s museum, and immersive art exhibit. This unique fusion of art and entertainment gives audiences fictional worlds to explore. (Funded by George R.R. Martin) 

COST: $65 per person includes transportation, guide, entrance, bottled water on board, and tax, based on a minimum of 20.  Contact Marcia Skillman (505-216-9095, marcia@santafedmc.com) for booking.

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Pinzies on the Plaza 
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Enjoy the architecture of the Saint Francis Cathedral and travel the route that Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy took to his private retreat called Villa Pintoresca. Meander through the village of Tesuque, known for its orchards and pastures, and climb towards the Sangre de Cristo Mountains for spectacular views. Our FUN Pinzgauer excursion towards Pacheco Canyon offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy views of northern New Mexico’s mountains and to learn a bit about other historic towns beyond Santa Fe.

COST: $23 per person based on a minimum of 22 people. Contact Greg Peake (505-284-3527, gmpeake@sandia.gov) for booking. To pay online, click here: