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Spouse and Guest Tours

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Bringing your spouse or significant other with you to the meeting? If so, AIPLA is pleased to offer a lounge and special programs to interest and entertain he/she while you are attending educational sessions.

Your spouse or guest must formally register for the Mid-Winter Institute to take part in these ticketed programs. 

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Guests venture to Downtown Palm Springs to see the architectural midcentury icons built for fashion and finance along Palm Canyon Way in downtown Palm Springs. Hear about the early history of Palm Springs and the movers and shakers who were instrumental in shaping its future as a desert resort oasis. The landscape captured the imagination

of desert modern architects like E. Stewart Williams, Albert Frey, and Donald Wexler who created a body of internationally-renowned modernist work that draws people to Palm Springs the world over. The Icons tour ends at Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion, housed in a restored midcentury

building by architect E. Stewart Williams, where the museum features exhibitions and programs related to architecture and design. See the Sidewalk Stars surrounding this magnificent building dedicated to many of the architects and modernists who helped make Palm Springs the midcentury Mecca that it is today.​


9:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Guests will experience a private walking tour of this unique and exciting animal and plant sanctuary conducted by the zoo’s highly trained docent. This educational and informative tour will include a Behind The Scenes tour of the new Tennity Wildlife Hospital and conservation center, which officially opened in January 2002. Watch the beautiful animals in a natural setting enjoy their afternoon play time. At The Living Desert, guests will discover nearly 450 fascinating desert animals representing over 152 species including coyotes, big horn sheep, Oryx, giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, and meerkats.


Throughout the meeting, the suite will be open to provide refreshments and a gathering place for our accompanying guests.

  • ​​Wednesday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 NOON