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Housing and Travel

Orchid.Events is the official housing provider for the 2020 National Conference on Science Education—April 2–5, 2020.

Book Accommodations

Please make sure to book your hotel through Orchid.Events only. If any issues come up with a third party, NSTA will not be able to assist you.  Please review our housing warning page for additional details.

 Beware of companies misrepresenting themselves as affiliated with NSTA or the National Conference on Science Education—Boston, Massachusetts.  Questions on using the online reservation system? Please call 877-352-6710 (toll free). This number is available Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM Eastern Time.


Hotel Reservations

Make your hotel reservations now and save! NSTA has negotiated special discounted room rates with 14 hotels near the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Click here for a housing map of Boston.

 

Hotel

Single

Double

Triple

Quad

Aloft Boston Seaport

$244

$244

$264

$284

Boston Marriott Copley Place

$255

$255

$275

$275

Boston Park Plaza

$261

$261

$281

$281

Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown

$194

$194

$214

$234

DoubleTree by Hilton, Boston Downtown

$199

$199

$219

$219

Element Boston Seaport District

$249

$249

$269

$289

Fairmont Boston Copley Plaza

$273

$273

$303

$333

Hilton Boston Back Bay

$235

$235

$255

$255

Omni Parker House Hotel

$254

$254

$254

$254

Renaissance Waterfront Boston

$270

$270

$270

$270

Seaport Hotel and Seaport World Trade Center

$254

$254

$279

$304

Sheraton Boston

$258

$258

$258

$258

Westin Copley Place, Boston

$280

$280

$280

$280

Westin Waterfront Boston (Headquarters)

$280

$280

$280

$280

 

 

You must make your reservation through the Orchid.Events to receive these discounts. You may make your reservation by internet, phone, or mail.

The preferred method for making reservations via credit card is online. Reservations with payment by check must be mailed.

Click to:

· Make your hotel reservation now using our online reservation option. Using this system, you can make real-time reservations through our secure housing website. Orchid.Events is the ONLY NSTA designated housing provider for this event. Beware of companies misrepresenting themselves as affiliated with NSTA or the Boston national conference.

· Click the link below to access a printed Boston national housing form:

Housing Reservation Form


Important Booking Information

  • Do make sure to make your reservation through the Passkey to get the special conference hotel rates. Making reservations through the hotel directly, or through a central hotel reservation number, will not guarantee that you receive the NSTA discounted rates.
  • Do make your hotel reservation as soon as possible. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. For best availability, make your reservation online.
  • Do not fax your Housing Request Form to NSTA. In particular, some people have sent a Housing Request Form along with their conference registration. This will delay the processing of your hotel reservation.
  • The hotel does not accept Purchase Orders for deposits or payment of hotel rooms.
  • If it is necessary that you cancel your reservation, do so as soon as possible to avoid penalty.

Shuttle

Shuttle service will be provided to the majority of official NSTA hotels that are not within walking distance of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Check back for a complete shuttle schedule in early February.
 

Transportation Discounts

NSTA has made arrangements with several major airlines to offer discounted fares to the Boston National conference attendees. Go online or call NSTA-designated airlines toll free and use the following NSTA codes to receive discounts off even the lowest promotional fares. Please note that each airline has different booking policies. The discounts below apply for travel between March 29 and April 8, 2020 (Boston, Massachusetts).

Airlines

  • Delta—Up to 5% off applicable classes of service for tickets purchased prior to the conference. Choose your flight arrival/departure dates and access NSTA discounts by clicking on "Advanced Search" on www.delta.com/meetings and inserting NY2Y6 in the Meeting Event Code box. Or, call Delta at 800-328-1111 for reservations ($25 fee per ticket). Service fees apply to ticketed reservations.
  • United Airlines—Receive discounts by booking online via united.com using Z CODE: ZHNV and Agreement Code 998851 or by calling the United Reservations Meetings Desk at 800-426-1122 and providing the Z Code and Agreement Code.

Car Rentals

· Alamo Car Rentals—Receive discounts by booking online at www.alamo.com and providing the Discount Code CD#LEADERS or calling Alamo at 844-354-6962 and providing the Discount Code.

· Hertz Car Rentals—Receive discounts by booking online at www.hertz.com and providing the Discount Code #1170024 or calling Alamo at 800-654-3131 and providing the Discount Code.

SuperShuttle is offering 10% off airport rides at:

  • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)

To receive the NSTA discount, click here (discount code is JMGSK). For a complete list of airports served, visit http://www.supershuttle.com/locations.
 

How to Get Here

By Plane Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is located 3–5 miles from the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Travel to the Convention Center takes approximately 10–15 minutes depending on traffic. Taking public transportation to the BCEC and around Boston, in general, is strongly encouraged.
 

By Train—South Station Boston, 700 Atlantic Ave., is less than a mile from the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Amtrak, MBTA rapid transit, and MBTA commuter rail all serve the station daily. Regional coach services are available in the adjacent South Station Bus Terminal Building. www.south-station.net for more details.
 

Ground Transportation to/from Logan International Airport

A variety of transportation options are available from the airport to downtown Boston. Visit the Logan International Airport website for a comprehensive list of ground transportation options.

  • The MBTA Silver Line is free from Logan Airport outbound to South Station (including a free transfer to the Red Line). All other bus and subway fares are $2.90/ride if you pay on board. If you purchase a Charlie Card in advance, they are $2.40 a ride.
  • Taxi Service from Logan Airport—Taxis are available at Logan terminals 24 hours a day. All taxis going downtown are charged a metered rate, and all fares are based on the occupancy of one to four passengers per taxi. All fares leaving Logan Airport are charged a $3.25 airport fee, and travel through the harbor tunnels will cost an additional $5.40 toll fee. It is recommended that you ask the taxi driver for a receipt showing the driver’s name, the taxi company, the amount paid, and the medallion number. Click here to estimate the taxi fare to your hotel. Taxi fare from Logan to Downtown Boston ranges from $27 to $47 depending on tolls and traffic.

Getting Around Town

The MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority)—usually referred to as the “T”—runs daily service on buses and trains throughout Boston and surrounding towns. Visit www.mbta.com or click here to find out more! All bus and subway fares are $2.90/ride if you pay on board. If you purchase a Charlie Card in advance, they are $2.40 a ride.
 

Driving Directions/Parking

Click here for parking and driving directions to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.



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