Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

50th Annual Convention

Preconvention workshops: Thursday, May 23–Friday, May 24

Convention: Saturday, May 25–Monday, May 27

Pennsylvania Convention Center and Marriott Philadelphia Downtown


Attractions & Discounts

Considered the birthplace of the United States, Philadelphia has a rich history and plenty of attractions to explore. Whether you are a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, there’s always something new to discover in Philly. From iconic landmarks to hidden gems, the City of Brotherly Love offers museums, art galleries, restaurants, tours, craft breweries, and more!

 

We are excited to celebrate ABAI’s 50th Annual Convention in Philadelphia! If you are looking for things to do near the Pennsylvania Convention Center, we have included some suggestions for you below with links. For a complete guide to Philadelphia, please check out Visit Philadelphia.

 

We hope you have a wonderful time, and we are delighted to offer our attendees a variety of discounts to make your visit to the city even more enjoyable. We hope you take advantage of these discounts to explore the city and make the most of your trip!

 

 

Attractions

Airlines
United Airlines ABAI Discount Available
Delta Airlines ABAI Discount Available
Alaska Airlines ABAI Discount Available

 

Parking
Convention Center Parking Facility ABAI Discount Available

 

Museums
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Penn Museum ABAI Discount Available
The Mütter Museum at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
The Barnes Foundation ABAI Discount Available
The African American Museum in Philadelphia
Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History
Museum of the American Revolution
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
The National Constitution Center ABAI Discount Available

 

Other Attractions
Reading Terminal Market (Public Markets)
The Liberty Bell Center (Free Admission)
Eastern State Penitentiary ABAI Discount Available
Valley Forge National Historical Park (Free Admission)
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Zoo ABAI Discount Available
Franklin Square (Free Admission)
The Franklin Institute
Elmwood Park Zoo
Independence Hall
Congress Hall (Free Admission)
Morris Arboretum & Gardens

 

Tours
Longwood Gardens Experience
Philly Waterfront Bike Tour
Dark Philly Adult Night Tour ABAI Discount Available
South Philly Art Tour
Badass Women’s History Walking Tour of Philadelphia ABAI Discount Available
Philly Gayborhood and LGBTQ History Walking Tour ABAI Discount Available
StrEATS Chef-Led Taste of The Italian Market Food Tour ABAI Discount Available
Secret Bars and Favorite Spots Walking Tour in Philadelphia ABAI Discount Available

 

Restaurants
Amada (Spanish) – Andalusian tapas bar and restaurant embracing the rich traditions of Spanish gastronomy while incorporating avant-garde cooking techniques from famed TV chef Jose Garces in a gorgeous rustic-chic setting.
Barbuzzo (Mediterranean) – farm-fresh ingredients featuring rustic, hand crafted regional fare located in the trendy Midtown Village area of Center City.
Bellini (Italian) – innovative flavors and artful presentations prepared by Italian born Chef Francesco Parmisciano transports you to the old country for an authentic dining experience.
Buddakan (Asian Fusion) – hot spot for upscale Asian cuisine featuring exotic flavors in a swanky setting with a giant Buddha and techno tunes.
El Vez (Mexican) – enjoy unexpected interpretations of Mexican classics while seated within a flashy, frenetic Latin décor, featuring one of the biggest tequila selections and the best margaritas in the city.
Estia (Greek) – authentic specialties with whole fish flown in from the Greek Islands, the shores of Morocco, Tunisia and Portugal and an atmosphere reminiscent of an inviting Mediterranean home.
Parc (French) – serving classic French fare while paying tribute to French café culture, guests are transported across the Atlantic for everything from quick bite to a leisurely meal.
Rittenhouse Grill (Steakhouse) – serving steak, seafood, and classic cocktails in a 1940s supper-club setting with black walls, leopard-print carpet, and piano music.
The Dandelion (Gastro Pub) – cozy rooms and intimate bars create a storied, Old-World aura with a menu made of seasonal takes on British food.
The Love (American) – spirited and carefree neighborhood café celebrating seasonal American cuisine in a vibrant bi-level sanctuary.

 

 

 

Discounts

United Airlines

We are pleased to partner with United Airlines for air travel.

Valid Travel Dates: 05/15/2024 – 05/31/2024

 

  • To make flight reservations online please click on discount code ZP35499131
  • MileagePlus members earn valuable miles for their travel when using the Meetings discount code.
  • Not all fares are eligible for discounts, and discounts may vary based on the fare selected.
  • Discounts are subject to airline blackout dates within the valid travel date range listed.

You may also call United Meetings Reservation Desk Monday – Friday at (800) 426-1122 for booking assistance.

 

Booking fees are waived for Meeting reservations.

International customers may contact their local United Reservation Desk.

 

Delta Airlines

We are pleased to partner with Delta Airlines for air travel.

Valid Travel Dates: 05/13/2024 – 06/02/2024

 

  • To make flight reservations online please click on discount code NM39A
  • Not all fares are eligible for discounts, and discounts may vary based on the fare selected.
  • Discounts are subject to airline blackout dates within the valid travel date range listed.

You may also call Delta Meeting Network Monday – Friday at (800) 328-1111 for booking assistance.

 

Please note there is no service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via the reservation 800 number.

 

Alaska Airlines

We are pleased to partner with Alaska Airlines for air travel.

Valid Travel Dates: 05/18/2024 – 06/01/2024

 

  • To make flight reservations online please click on discount code ECMK181
  • Not all fares are eligible for discounts, and discounts may vary based on the fare selected.
  • Discounts are subject to airline blackout dates within the valid travel date range listed.

You may also call Alaska Airlines Group Desk Monday – Saturday at (800) 445-4435 for booking assistance.

 

Please note there is a $15.00 per person service fee for reservations made via the reservation 800 number.

 

Convention Center Parking Facility

View the ABAI Coupon using this link!

 

Coupon: Visit the link above for an ABAI Coupon for $5 off parking!

Valid Travel Dates: 05/23/2024 – 05/27/2024

 

The self-parking facility is open 24 hours located at 1324-42 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 and can be reached at (267) 239-0676.

 

To receive the discount, please see the parking attendant at the office located on level one. If further assistance is needed, please press help on any of the kiosks or call the office.

 

Penn Museum

Book your ticket using this link!

 

Promo Code: ABAI for $5 off General Admission!

 

Home to over a million extraordinary artifacts and archaeological finds, the Penn Museum has been uncovering our shared humanity across continents and millennia since 1887. In bridging archaeology (the study of objects made by humans), with anthropology, (the science of humanity), the Penn Museum charts a course for finding one’s own place in the arc of human history, sparking curiosity, wonder, and endless exploration!

 

The Barnes Foundation

Visit The Barnes Foundation website using this link!

 

Show Your ABAI Convention Badge at the ticketing desk for $5 off General Admission!

 

The mission of the Barnes Foundation is to promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of fine arts and horticulture. Founder Dr. Albert C. Barnes believed that art had the power to improve minds and transform lives. The Foundation’s diverse educational programs are based on his teachings and one-of-a-kind collections.

 

The National Constitution Center

Book your ticket using this link!

 

Promo Code: ABAI24 for $6 off General Admission!

 

The National Constitution Center brings together people of all ages and perspectives, across the United States and around the world, to learn about, debate, and celebrate the greatest vision of human freedom in history, the U.S. Constitution.

 

Eastern State Penitentiary

Book your ticket using this link!

 

Promo Code: BANDWANGO for $2 off Adult Daytime Admission!

 

Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells held nearly 85,000 people over its long history, including bank robber "Slick Willie" Sutton and "Scarface" Al Capone.

 

Philadelphia Zoo

Book your ticket using this link!

 

Promo Code: ABAI24 for $5 off General Admission!

 

As the United States' first zoo, Philadelphia Zoo has over 160 years of experience in conserving wildlife, caring for animals, and educating our communities. Home to more than 1,900 rare and endangered animals, the zoo continues to reach new heights, offering award-winning animal exhibits, state-of-the-art healthcare facilities, award-winning education and conservation programs, and exceptional guest services, making it one of the most renowned zoos in the world.

 

Dark Philly Adult Night Tour

Book your tour using this link!

 

Promo Code: 0YJ2RYOU for 25% off!

 

Grim Philly Twilight Tours will lead you along the darker streets of the city, recounting stories of hauntings, executions, vampires, and other chilling tales. See the city's beautiful historic buildings lit up at night and find out facts about them that you won't hear on standard daytime tours.

 

Badass Women’s History Walking Tour of Philadelphia

Book your tour using this link!

 

Promo Code: ABAI2024 for 15% off!

 

Come one, come all and join Beyond the Bell Tours on this unique tour of Philadelphia! Walk alongside the Badass women who formed this city of sisterly love. Uncover the incredible entrepreneurs, doctors, politicians, artists, and activists that have made the city what it is today. Think more critically about the story of Philadelphia and the ways in which women are left out of the primary narrative of Philadelphia. Be inspired by the stories of Philadelphia women and leave feeling empowered by the stories of resistance and resilience. Come hear the untold stories you won’t get anywhere else!

 

Philly Gayborhood and LGBTQ History Walking Tour

Book your tour using this link!

 

Promo Code: ABAI2024 for 15% off!

 

Calling all LGBTQ travelers, gaggles of local gays, and their friends alike! Get your facts straight and your history GAY on this specialty tour of Philadelphia’s iconic Gayborhood. Get under the skin of queer Philly. Discover the controversies, paradoxes, and hidden histories of the only formalized Gayborhood in the country.

 

StrEATS Chef-Led Taste of The Italian Market Food Tour

Book your tour using this link!

 

Promo Code: ABAI23 for 20% off!

 

Explore Philly's Historic Italian Market - the oldest open-air market in the U.S. Join Chef Jacquie, a Michelin-mentioned guide and seasoned Italian Market native who knows every nook, cranny, and everyone in the neighborhood. Eat like a local and shop like a chef on our two-hour walking food tour. Come hungry!

 

Secret Bars and Favorite Spots Walking Tour in Philadelphia

Book your tour using this link!

 

Promo Code: ABAI for 15% off!

 

Join this epic Booze Brothers Bar tour and unlock a world of vibrant cocktails, great music, and unforgettable memories! This experience captures a piece of the Philly culture and is lined up so that every stop is a hop and skip away from the next. Each section of the city has five of the Booze Brother’s favorite bars with a secret bar or speakeasy along the tour. There will be a few drinks at each stop and plenty of opportunity to make some friends along the way!

 

 

 

 

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