Family Activities


Chicago is an exciting city that offers visitors a variety of activities. Whatever your interests, there is always something to see and do in Chicago! Explore details on Chicago museums, tours, theaters, restaurants, shops, and other attractions, as well as a calendar of upcoming events. 

Family Lounge

Family Member registrants are invited to visit and relax in a special area at the convention center. The Family Lounge will have information on family friendly activities and area attractions. An area of the lounge will be available with activities for children accompanied by an adult.  

Policy on Family Members and Children

Family Member registration is open to family members 16 years of age or older. Family Member registration does not include admittance into scientific and educational sessions. Children under the age of 16 are not permitted on the food expo floor. 

Child Care

Contact your hotel guest services desk for a listing of licensed child care providers.