Plant Biology 2023 is family friendly!

Onsite Childcare

ASPB is proud to support parents with onsite childcare at Plant Biology 2023. ASPB feels strongly this promotes equity for all attendees and benefits the community as a whole.

Children of all ages up to 18 years are accepted, but most commonly childcare participants are in the 6-month to 12-year age range.

Childcare at Plant Biology 2023 is available for $10 per child per hour and will take place on site at the convention center, making it easy for parents to drop in between sessions or at lunch.

Hours of Availability

Saturday, August 5 – 7:30 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday, August 6 – 7:30 am to 8:00 pm
Monday, August 7 – 7:30 am to 7:30 pm
Tuesday, August 8 – 7:30 am to 6:45 pm
Wednesday, August 9 – 7:30 am to 12:30 pm 

Childcare availability is subject to finalization based on signups completed by Wednesday, July 5, 2023. Be sure to sign up early using KiddieCorp’s online form.


ASPB has contracted with KiddieCorp for hands-on childcare management at Plant Biology 2023.

All KiddieCorp team members are carefully screened, with background checks including Social Security number trace, nationwide criminal database search, and sex offender registry search. They also undergo extensive training.

KiddieCorp team members are uniformed, racially and ethnically diverse, gender-mixed and age diverse, ranging from youthful “camp counselors” to experienced “grandparents.”

KiddieCorp’s comprehensive services include:

  • Adult supervision for sing-a-longs and group games
  • Age-appropriate toys and games in excellent condition
  • Slides, tunnels and other play equipment that is safe and appropriate for indoor use
  • Craft supplies, books and videos
  • Pillows and blankets for nap time
  • Extra supplies for infants
  • Diaper changing station
  • Written hourly infant/toddler reports for parents

KiddeCorp adheres to strict safety and security guidelines including:

  • Photo ID-verified check-in and check-out of children
  • Prohibition on unauthorized adults entering the childcare area
  • CPR and first-aid certifications for managers

Please note KiddieCorp will charge parents for late pickups.

Any questions regarding childcare can be sent to

Child Tickets for Social Activities

Child tickets are available for each of the exhibit hall receptions (Saturday 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Sunday 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Monday 5:00 – 6:30 pm) and the Annual Party (Tuesday 8:00 pm). Each child (except babies in arms) needs their own ticket for the specific event. Tickets are $10 per child under 12 and $20 per child 12 and over.