Family-Friendly Events

Opportunities families and children can participate in at ACEP18*

(all guests 18 and over will need to purchase ($50) an ACEP18 guest pass to access events)

  • Exhibit Hall
  • Kickoff Party in the historic Gaslamp Quarter featuring food, drink, music, and family-friendly activities.
  • Closing Celebration at Petco Park (Major League Baseball Park and home of the San Diego Padres) featuring food, drink, dancing, fireworks and baseball activities.
  • Plus, San Diego has many educational and fun opportunities you may want to tour so join the Family Facebook group to connect with other families to make plans for your time in San Diego.

*Adult supervision required for everyone under 18

ACEP Family Facebook Group

Make plans to meet up with other families to tour San Diego, go to dinner, or plan other activities while at ACEP18. Join the ACEP Family Facebook Group to connect with other families while in San Diego.

Join the ACEP Family Facebook Group

Child Care Opportunities

You must pre-register for child care so they are able to staff accordingly. Register for child care and get more details.

Child Care Cost: $15 per hour, per child

Child Care Hours

Sunday, September 30 6:00 pm - 12:30 am

Monday, October 16:00 pm - 12:30 am

Tuesday, October 26:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Wednesday, October 36:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Mother's Room

A Mother's room for nursing moms will be provided at the San Diego Convention Center and the Manchester Grand Hyatt.

Mother's Room Hours

Monday, October 18:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, October 28:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, October 38:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday, October 48:00 am - 1:00 pm

Additional Websites Offering Activities for Families in San Diego

San Diego is rated onf of the top family destinations in America. Whether you love theme parks, state parks or water parks, building sandcastles or beach bonfires, exploring kid-friendly museums or hiking trails, families always have a blast in San Diego.

Attractions in San Diego


  • San Diego Zoo
  • USS Midway Museum
  • Balboa Park

Family-Friendly Dining in San Diego

Free Things To Do: Family-Friendly

San Diego GO Card

If planning multiple attractions, this card offers great discounts and convenience to many San Diego attractions.

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