Special Events

The Local Organizing Committee is making arrangements for some special events during the 2022 In Vitro Biology Meeting for the education and enjoyment of the attendees. This page will continue to be updated as additional event details are confirmed. Learn more about these opportunities and purchase your tickets now, before they run out.

Ships of the Seven Seas: Tuesday Evening at the Maritime Museum

Plans are underway for a special Tuesday night dinner from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm event at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Established in 1948, this museum enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels. The museum has one of the world’s finest collections of historic ships, including the Star of India, an 1863 iron bark which is the oldest operational ship in the world. Hear tales of rum-running pirates, man the cannons in a naval battle royale, learn to navigate by the stars, and lots more. Enjoy a self-guided tour through the museum and historic ships ending with a special dinner on the Berkeley, an 1898 steam ferryboat that operated for 60 years on San Francisco Bay. This National Historic Landmark contains a major maritime research library, workshop, model shop, museum store, and numerous dry storage and archive areas. This special evening is $95 and includes admission to the museum, historical ships, dinner on the Berkeley, a drink ticket, and cash bar. A limited number of discounted tickets will be made available to student registrants at the rate of $45.00. Please check at the onsite registration desk for available tickets while supplies last.

Explore the San Diego Zoo

It’s time to get WILD! SIVB has arranged for a limited group of tickets for meeting attendees of enjoy a day at the San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park. Just a 9-minute drive or a half-hour trip by public transportation, this world-class zoo houses over 12,000 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies on 100 acres. It was a pioneer in the concept of open-air, cageless exhibits that recreate natural animal habitats. With more than 4 million visitors in 2018, San Diego Zoo is the most visited zoo in the United States and travelers have also cited it as one of the best zoos in the world. This one-day ticket can be used during any day of the meeting. Head over on Saturday, June 4 before the meeting starts or Wednesday, June 8 at the end of the program. The Zoo is open from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm! Tickets cost $60.30 and will provide you with admission to the park at 10% off the regular ticket price at the gate. Please check at the onsite registration desk for available tickets while supplies last.

Maritime Museum of San Diego

San Diego Zoo