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Local Activities & Extracurriculars

There's plenty to see and do once sessions are done for the day! The following tours and events have been curated by our Local Arrangements Coordinators as optional extracurricular activities outside of the conference.

Dine-Arounds & Local Restaurants

An ARSL tradition, Dine-Arounds are back for 2021! Hit the town with your new conference besties or share a bite with longtime friends. To attend, sign up at the conference registration desk for a seat at the restaurant of your choice. At that time, you'll learn how to meet up with your Dine-Around Coordinator. 

You can familiarize yourself with the list of local restaurants in advance of Dine-Around sign-ups.

Downtown Library & Bomb Shelter Tour

Thursday, October 21 | 6:00–6:30pm; 6:30–7:00pm; 7:00–7:30pm; 7:30–8:00pm | Free!

Journey beneath the Downtown Reno Library to their Cold War-era bomb shelter! Tour the darkened tunnels that are beneath the library, while discovering Civil Defense relics that have been long forgotten.

Space is limited; each individual attending should register separately.

Sign up here!

EveryLibrary Conference Party!

Thursday, October 21 | 7:30–10:00 pm | $35 Early Bird; $50 Regular; $25 Student

EveryLibrary will be hosting a Thursday Conference After-Hours Party! Join friends and colleagues from across the ARSL community for what is sure to be a great night celebrating libraries and reconnecting after so long away. Have a ball at the "Coconut Bowl" at Wild Island Adventure Park with a 'run of house' wristband that gives ticketholders nearly unlimited fun and refreshments.

Early Bird tickets available through 9/7! Registration is limited.

Early Bird ticket price: $35.00
Regular ticket price: $50.00
Student ticket price: $25.00

Sign up here!

Fleischmann Planetarium Show at UNevada Reno

Friday, October 22 | 6:00 & 7:30 pm | $10

Explore the universe at the Fleischmann Planetarium! You will be in for a special experience in the Star Theater, where movies are shown in SkyDome 8/70™ large-format. There will be two awe-inspiring shows to catch as part of your ARSL Conference experience.

After each show there will be a special "tourchlight" tour for ARSL Conference attendees! Explore Nevada's first planetarium, the world's first atmospherium, and the only planetarium in a "hyperbolic paraboloid." Build in 1963, the Fleischmann Planetarium is the historic site of the first 360°dome movies on the planet and home to the Earth’s largest 3D mural of our star, the Sun.

Spots are limited; we recommend purchasing tickets in advance online. Register for the KIDS-STUDENT-SENIOR-SERVICE pass to get the conference discount of $5 off general admission. If you purchase tickets on-site, you can get the discount by showing your conference badge.

“Cosmic Safari” at 6:00 pm
In this classic show, explore with Star Trek actor John de Lancie what form life might take on other kinds of planets around other stars. Experience includes planetarium show, full-dome night sky tour, remote telescopes demo, and star chart!

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“Exploring Space and Time” at 7:30 pm
In this new show, explore all of space and time! Narrated by Scottish actor David Tennant, this amazing adventure covers all kinds of fascinating phenomenafrom the beginning of the universe and black holes to dinosaurs and the iron in our blood. See the wonders of the cosmos in a fresh new way.

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Lake Tahoe Expedition

Saturday, October 23 | 1:00–7:00 pm | $69

Visit the Lake Tahoe, Jewel of the Sierras, and take in all its majesty. Learn the harrowing tale of the Donner Party and their fight for survival in their journey West. Visit their memorial and see the Emigrant Trail. Make a stop in Truckee to enjoy shopping in a quaint mountain town and pause for a delicious lunch.

Space is limited; each individual attending should register separately.

Sign up here!