Local Sites and Tours

JapanGardenpoolThe conference offers several tours and ways to see the local sites.

  • Visit University Library (8am-9pm), Japanese Garden (8am-3:30pm F, 12-4p Su), Art Museum (T-Su 12-5pm $4)
  • Passport Bus goes from CSULB to downtown Long Beach and major sites for $2.50 round trip
  • AquaLink water taxis service links 4 popular sites around Long Beach Harbor for $5
  • AquaBus water taxis services have five ports of call, each for $1

Making it a real vacation along with the conference? Here are some tips:

Conference Trip Category (SIGN-UP)
Timetable Frequency Prices

(per trip/tour)


(City-tour, museum visit etc.)

Half day During/after the conference
1. Museum tour (LB Art Museum, Museum of Latin American Art. Pacific Islander) Thur.-Sun self-paced

(Fri. 11am-4pm) group)

$7 entrance (LB free Fri.)

$ 10 entrance (LA free Su)

2. Aquarium of the Pacific Self-paced $30 ($35 with battleship entrance)

$9 after noon with badge

3. Queen Mary Self-paced $25 entrance;  $45 if combined with Aquarium for full day

$15 with badge

4. El Rancho Alamitos Fri.-Sun. 1-5pm (self-paced) Donation
5. School libraries Tues. 8:30am-12 free
6. Library tour (Long Beach Public Library, Cerritos PL, Huntington Beach, M. Obama PL)  Tues. 1-5pm  free

(City-tour, museum visit etc.)

Full day (excluding lunch) During/after the conference
1. Catalina Island 7 X/day self-paced


$75 from Long Beach harbor
2. Huntington Library and Garden Tour (click here for details and payment) need 25+ sign-ups Friday group tour starting 8am $92 from dorm
 Personalized tour: contact tuckwish@comcast.net