Connect with your community.

We understand that diving into the issues of your work can be hard. The best way to meet this challenge is through the support of your peers. We’ve created plenty of opportunities for you to reunite with colleagues, swap stories with friends and build fulfilling new relationships that will last a lifetime.

Monday, Dec. 4, 3:00-5:00pm

Welcome to the Institute

Beat the registration rush and pick up your badge early, then meet us fireside for complimentary s’mores on the Rose Lawn.

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 5:00-6:00PM

Networking Reception

Join us on the Rose Lawn for an unforgettable evening of connection and camaraderie with fellow Institute Attendees, Faculty and ZERO TO THREE staff. Each attendee will receive a complimentary drink ticket for use at the cash bar, and light snacks before you head off to dinner.

Open Daily, 10:00am-6:00pm

Relax and Unwind at Spa Esmeralda

From facials to body scrubs and massages, Spa Esmeralda will help you unleash your inner calm. Reservations are encouraged.

Walking/Jogging Trail

Head outside and hit the trail beside the Resort to mix fitness with up-close discoveries of the most beautiful areas of this desert oasis, one step at a time.

Offsite Activities

From amazing art and culture to incredible outdoor adventures, you’ll find plenty of things to do during your stay in Palm Springs.

Palm Springs Historical Society Biking Tours

Monday, December 4, 9:00am-12:00pm
$85 per person

Why is Palm Springs called a paradise? This tour explains as you bike 3 completely Midcentury Modern neighborhoods surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Your knowledgeable guide will share tantalizing tales of the famous architects, celebrities, and pioneers who embraced and built this oasis. Debbie Reynolds, William Holden, and Loretta Young are some of the Hollywood elite who resided here. You will appreciate the exquisite architectural details of these properties and their dramatic desert landscaping as they are very visible, not behind walls and hedges. This route demonstrates why Palm Springs is the mecca of Modernism.

You will be out fitted with a 7-speed bike, helmet, water, and audio receiver with ear piece so you can hear your knowledgeable guide. Devices are disinfected between use.

Palm Canyon Food Tour

Monday, December 4, 11:00am-2:00pm
$99 per person

Visit 4-6 Palm Springs tasting stops along your three-hour, narrated walking tour. Enjoy a smorgasbord of samples — enough for lunch. Learn about each location, what makes them unique, and how they fit into the culinary tapestry and vibe of downtown Palm Springs. Eating your way through the tour is just one of the tasty ingredients… Add a dash of history, a cup of culture, and a dollop of famous resident name dropping, and you get a delicious day of fun!

The tour includes 4-6 tasting stops — more than enough food for lunch — and includes tastings of world-famous pizza, locally made toffee recognized by Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey, and oh so much more!

Palm Springs Historical Society Walking Tours

Monday, December 4, 9:30am-11:00pm
$40 per person

View stunning modern architecture with its iconic soaring “butterfly” rooflines in the first midcentury neighborhood built by the Alexander Construction Co. in Palm Springs. A jewel among our desert neighborhoods, this subdivision truly demonstrates the creative genius of architect William Krisel and the Alexander developers. Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Charlie Farrell and author Ray Bradbury are some of the celebrities who lived in these unique homes. Each house appears to be custom built due to the alternating facades and site orientations, with a variety of rooflines. The desert landscaping, an integral feature of the architectural design, complements the innovative architecture. What began in 1956 as an exciting “new look” still enchants us today.

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum

Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00am-5:00pm
$10 per person

Since time immemorial, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians have called Greater Palm Springs home. The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum is your gateway to the tribe’s past, present, and future. Explore five different exhibits “areas” dedicated to telling the story of the Agua Caliente people, from the native flora and fauna of the Indian Canyons to ancient artifacts, some of which were unearthed during construction of the museum itself. Browse for Native-made art, books, jewelry and clothing in the gift shop. Wander through an Education Garden blooming with brittlebush, creosote and other indigenous plants. And don’t miss the 360-degree animation of the tribe’s creation and migration stories.

Palm Springs Air Museum

Monday, December 4, open 10:00am-5:00pm
$23 per person

The Palm Springs Air Museum is a living history museum dedicated to educating the public about the role Air Power played in preserving American liberties and way of life. The Museum preserves, exhibits, and flies aircraft from World War Two, Korean War, Vietnam War and the Global War on Terror. A good portion of the aircraft in the collection are in flyable condition.