For your special enjoyment, the 39th RCMA World Conference and Exposition will offer complimentary sightseeing tours of the host city. The tours will depart from the Tampa Convention Center at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 25.
FLORIDA AQUARIUM AND CRUISE ON THE BAY. (LIMITED SEATING) The Florida Aquarium is rated as one of the top 10 aquariums in the country, with its focus on the aquatic habitats and ecosystems of Florida. The diversity of the state's aquatic life is on display here, but this is not only an aquarium, but also an aviary and botanical garden as well, with a collection from around the world. Also, enjoy a journey through the bay aboard a 72-foot powered catamaran that will allow you to encounter the animals that thrive in Tampa's local waters.
TAMPA CITY TOUR. Visit the Henry B. Plant Museum, a National Historic Landmark featuring Moorish revival architecture and dramatic minarets. Soak in the splendor of days gone by as you see and hear the history of railroad tycoon, H.B. Plant. Drive through Hyde Park en route to Ybor City, Tampa's Latin Quarter. Here you will see iron grillwork reminiscent of the old streets of New Orleans as you explore the former cigar capital of the world.
LOWRY PARK ZOO AND RIVER SAFARI. (LIMITED SEATING) With more than 2,000 animals housed on 56 acres of lush natural habitat, the Lowry Park Zoo is a diverse collection that is well-suited to Tampa's climate. Experience an up-close view of wildlife — primates, birds, and manatees from North America, Africa, Asia, and Australia — and enjoy the engaging and interactive exhibits. Take the River Odyssey Eco-tour boat ride and see river turtles, hawks, herons, and dozens of other animals.
TAMPA BAY'S HERITAGE & CULTURAL MUSEUM TOUR. Step inside the 60,000-square-foot History Center in Tampa's bustling Channelside District and you'll take a journey through 12,000 years of powerful stories. Follow in the footsteps of the first native inhabitants, Spanish conquistadors, pioneers, and sports legends. Next stop is the Tampa Museum of Art. View world-class traveling exhibitions, a growing collection of contemporary and classical art, and amazing visual art experiences.
Advance reservations are required and space is limited. If you want to participate, complete and return the following form immediately. (Note: Sightseeing Tours are restricted to persons registered for the conference.)