Bring the Family

Earn your Junior Geologist Badge

Junior Geologist Badge

Junior Geologist Badge

Advancing geoscience research and discovery one junior geologist at a time!

The Geological Society of America welcomes geologists of all ages to the 2018 Annual Meeting. The Junior Geologist program will focus on bringing a little bit of geology to the novice geologists.

You can download the activity book or pick one up at registration or the GSA Headquarters booth in the exhibit hall. This fun packet will bring introductory geology to your mini rock star and keep them engaged at the Annual Meeting. Participants will receive a certificate and Junior Geologist Badge. People of all ages are welcome to participate!

Junior Geologist Activity Book

Childcare by KiddieCorp

Kiddie drawing Secure

KiddieCorp is a nationally recognized company that provides onsite children’s activities for a comfortable, safe, and happy experience for both kids and parents. Childcare services are a contractual agreement between each individual and the childcare company. GSA assumes no responsibility for the services rendered.


Location: Indiana Convention Center.
Hours: Sat.–Wed., 7 a.m.–6 p.m. daily
Ages: Six months to 12 years.
Cost: US$9 per hour, per child, with a one-hour minimum per child. At least one parent must be registered for the meeting.
Late pick-up fee: US$5 per child for every five minutes the parent is late.
Cancellations: For a full refund, cancellations must be made to KiddieCorp prior to 3 Oct. Cancellations made after 3 Oct. will incur a 50% fee. No refunds after 3 Nov.
Contact: KiddieCorp, +1-858-455-1718; or GSA Meetings

Family Activities

Indianapolis has endless opportunities for family fun that can satisfy all ages and interests!  The Convention Center is conveniently located less than one mile from the Indiana State Museum, 1.5 miles from the Indianapolis Zoo, 3.3 miles from the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, and 5.3 miles from the iconic Indianapolis speedway. Check out all the top spots for family fun in Indy!

GSA strives to create a pleasant and rewarding experience for every attendee and is committed to providing universal access to our meeting. Click here for specific information on other services and accommodations.