NEW Reduced family pricing of $10 per family member!
The AAP Experience and New Orleans offers many attractions and distractions for family attendees. Chug along on a paddle boat, pet a creepy crawler at the Insectarium, glimpse a gator via air boat, or for more mature companions, enjoy the newest 4D attraction Beyond All Boundaries at the National World War II Museum. See even more family-friendly attractions in New Orleans.
Conference attendees will enjoy the many conveniences including a daily Nursing Mothers' Lounge and On-site Child Care, not to mention unrivaled special events like our daily Tour Program, Friday's Community Cares Project, the AAP Kids' Camp and Welcome Reception, Saturday's Experience New Orleans! at Mardis Gras World, and Monday's 5K Friends of Children Fun Run & Walk.
Nursing Mothers' Lounge
Friday, October 19 - Monday, October 22, 6:30 AM-6:00 PM
Tuesday, October 23, 6:30 AM-5:30 PM
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 221
Nursing moms lighten your load! There’s no need to carry extra equipment back and forth between the convention center and your hotel. A Nursing Mothers’ Lounge is available at the convention center offering Symphony™ hospital-grade breast pumps, refrigerated milk storage, and other equipment for each mother in a comfortable and private setting.
What's provided? Medela supplies new kits to each mother. Free new tubing, bottles and all equipment to use with the Symphony™ hospital-grade breast pumps. There is a fridge to store and label pumped milk. Mothers do not need to carry anything with them. We also have plenty of storage bottles and lots of products. They can clean and label for your use throughout the weekend/week.
Saturday, October 20 - Tuesday, October 23, 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
(Sunday hours extended to 7:30 PM for President's Reception)
The AAP provides child care services for children ages 6 weeks through 12 years during the conference (Saturday–Tuesday). Child Care Registration is handled directly by Kiddie Corp beginning June 1st. Please visit www.kiddiecorp.com/aapkids.htm or call 1-800-942-9947 to learn more.
AAP Kids' Camp
Friday, October 19
5:30 PM–8:30 PM
Hilton Riverside Hote, Grand Salon
Children of all ages are invited to our “Down on the Bayou” Kids Camp reception!
Enjoy healthy food, music, fun, games, crafts and surprises – activities specially designed to introduce the bayou region as the unique and unforgettable experience it is.
All conference attendees and their families are invited to attend.
AAP Welcome Reception
Friday, October 19
7:30 PM–9:30 PM
Hilton Riverside Hotel, Grand Ballroom
Experience hospitality and cuisine as eclectic as New Orleans. Sway and swing to the jazz of local fame and enjoy a taste of the Crescent City. The Welcome Reception is open to all attendees and their families. Food and drinks are complimentary.
Experience New Orleans! at Mardi Gras World
Saturday, October 20
7:00 PM–10:00 PM
Mardi Gras World
Food and Beverage are Complimentary
Shuttle service from AAP hotels is complimentary and runs continuously until 10 pm
Marvel at the masters of sculpture, walk among the towering figures of fantasy and floats, and get a photo op with the props that bring Mardi Gras to life every year. The artists of Blaine Kern Studios create many of the masterpieces seen in theme parks, casinos and amusement parks around the globe including Disney World, Universal Studios Florida, Japan’s Toho Park, Philadelphia’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and many other international cities. While eating New Orleansinspired cuisine, enjoy local talent including jazz bands, street performers, and activities specifically arranged for children and families.
A New Orleans’ style cuisine is complimentary for all registered attendees, family and guests.