Bring the Kids to SC

Pass on your love of SC and take the opportunity to show your kids the wonders of Dallas! There are several options available to accommodate children 6 months and older.

Please review our updated COVID-19 policy before deciding to bring your children to SC.

For questions regarding families at SC or child care:

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Registration for Children

All children (of any age) must be registered at the Special Assistance Desk in the registration area. This information is needed in the event of an emergency or if a child needs to be reunited with a parent.

Access policies differ according the child’s age and conference venue.

Child Access to Sessions

Children 6 months and older may be brought into all conference sessions.

If the child begins to fuss or becomes a distraction to other attendees, the parent should step out to address the needs of the child. Reentry will be permitted once the disruption is resolved.

For children 6 months and older, on-site child care is available with a licensed vendor, for a nominal fee.

Child Access to Exhibits

To keep family members safe and comply with our insurance, child access to the exhibit hall is restricted based on age:

  • Only children 16 years of age or older are allowed in the exhibit hall during installation, dismantling, or outside of exhibition hours.
  • Children ages 12–16 are allowed in the exhibit hall during regular hours, provided they have their own Exhibits Hall Only pass. Each child must wear (gets to wear!) a badge and must be accompanied by a registered adult at all times.
  • During Family Day (see below), parents and children 6 months and older are invited to walk through the exhibit hall.

Parents Room

Room D160

Sometimes you just need a quiet place to be with your child. At the convention center, we will have a Parents Room designed for parents with children 6 months to 5 years. The room will have private feeding areas, refrigerators for storing milk, changing tables, lockers to store your personal items, and plush chairs.

We hope this room provides you a comfortable place to spend time with your young child while you are away from home.

Parents Room Hours:

Sunday, 8 am–6 pm
Monday, 8 am–9 pm
Tuesday, 8 am–7 pm
Wednesday, 8 am–7 pm
Thursday, 8 am–6 pm
Friday, 8 am–noon

On-Site Child Care

Room D162

Child care services are available via KiddieCorp in the convention center to registered attendees and exhibitors. For a small fee, children between the ages of 6 months and 12 years can participate.

Child Care Hours:

Sunday, 8 am–6 pm
Monday, 8 am–9 pm
Tuesday, 8 am–7 pm
Wednesday, 8 am–7 pm
Thursday, 8 am–6 pm

Register for Childcare

Family Day

Any registered attendee can register for a Family Day pass. On Wednesday from 4–6 pm, come to the exhibit hall and show your family around. Children 6 months and older are invited.

No additional fee is required, though all family members must register at the Assisted Registration Desk in the registration area and obtain a wristband.


SC Pro Tip


If you want to sightsee in the host city, plan your stay to include a few days before or after the conference. Otherwise, SC is so intensive that you will only have time for it!

For more information on our conference venue:

Convention Center

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