Family comes first: Child care available at SABCS® in 2023


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The 2023 SABCS® not only focuses on breast cancer science but also provides support for attendees with families, creating an inclusive environment for breast cancer clinicians, researchers, and patient advocates to engage in the Symposium’s sessions and events while accommodating their children.

For the first time, child care will be available during the Symposium for children ages 6 months to 12 years in Room 301BC of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Parents and caregivers can learn more about child care services and register online in advance. Walk-in registration also will be available at the convention center, but advance registration by November 7 is recommended to ensure a spot. Onsite registrations will be based on space availability. The rate is $10 per hour, which is subsidized at 50% by SABCS®.

Child care hours (subject to change):

Tuesday, December 5—8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 6—6:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 7—6:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 8—6:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 9—7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Nursing mothers will also have dedicated space. Two private rooms will be available, with one on the lobby level between Halls 3 and 4 and one on the second level near Room 215. Rooms will be equipped with comfortable furniture and a table, power outlets, wastebaskets, and paper towels. Restrooms are located nearby. Convention center staff members will be on hand to monitor and refresh the rooms throughout the day.

Here is just a small sampling of family-friendly attractions in San Antonio, both indoors and out:

The DoSeum
2800 Broadway St.
San Antonio, TX 78209
A hands-on space that is much more than a children’s museum—experience the power of play!
Admission: $16 per person over the age of 1

San Antonio Zoo
3903 N. St. Mary’s St.
San Antonio, TX 78212
Have a wild adventure with 750 species (from alligators to zebras), cageless habitats, and exhibits.
Admission: Starting at $31.99 for adults, $27.99 for children ages 3-11, free for children under 3

The Alamo
300 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, TX 78205
Visit the site of the world-renowned story of the Alamo, where you can tour the Alamo Church for free with a timed entry ticket or purchase tickets for a scheduled, guided tour.

Hemisfair Park
East Cesar Chavez Boulevard and US-281
Hemisfair Park is an urban oasis for kids and families located in the heart of the city and accessible from the San Antonio River Walk. The park offers a range of amenities to entertain and engage children, including a playground, a splash pad, fountains, and green spaces.

Brackenridge Park
Hildebrand Avenue and Stadium Drive
Brackenridge Park is adjacent to the San Antonio Zoo and includes the Japanese Tea Garden as well as playgrounds, walking trails, and more.