Bring the Family to Raleigh!

With great socials and food, the Raleigh TWS Conference is an excellent opportunity to connect with friends, old and new. Raleigh also has much to offer your family – museums, parks, and other attractions focused on kids are within easy walking distance from the conference center and conference hotels. Also, the North Carolina State Fair will be underway during the Conference.

You can see an IMAX movie, ride a carousel, play on a trapeze, burn-off energy on a trampoline, visit science, history, and discovery museums, explore the Greenway, and eat a warm donut that you just watched moving through the bakery. The N.C. State Fair (1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607) is only 5 miles from the Convention Center and includes unforgettable food, exciting rides, livestock competitions, and a fantastic concert series. So bring the family and know they’ll have great educational, entertainment, and social experiences in Raleigh!

Options for childcare for your younger ones are available from several Raleigh services as well:

  • KidZ in a Minute is a drop-in childcare service located approximately 9.5 miles from the Convention Center at 6021 Poyner Village Parkway, Suite 205, Raleigh, NC 27616. KidZ in a Minute is a child care center with the reliability you require for children ages 12 months to 12 years, to come explore, discover, and play.  They offer alternative child care for parents’ busy lifestyles, whether it’s for important appointments or just to run errands, it’s the perfect solution.  Drop-In your children during days, evenings, or weekends; they will accommodate all your childcare needs. They understand the challenge of finding reliable child care providers on a schedule that is convenient and affordable for you.  Flexibility for parents… fun for kids. They can be reached by phone at 919-876-8207. 
  • Mother’s Helper is located approximately 7.8 miles from the Convention Center at 5104 Oak Park Rd., Suite A, Raleigh, NC 27612. Mother’s Helper Home Care Agency, Inc. of Fayetteville and Raleigh, is a North Carolina licensed home care agency established in 1995. Mother’s Helper provides competent and qualified companions, in-home aides, postpartum doula, LPNs and RNs for Medicaid Programs, Personal Care Services, High Level Hourly Nursing Care, and professional babysitting/eldercare. They can be reached by phone at 919-845-5132.
  • Right Time Kids is a drop-in childcare center that has two locations close to the Convention Center. One location is approximately 3.2 miles from the center at 1028 Oberlin Road, Suite 242, Raleigh, NC 27605, and the other is approximately 12.5 miles from the center at 10320 Durant Road, Suite 105, Raleigh, NC 27614. Right Time Kids understands the value parents place on balance in their lives. They know that balance can be achieved when there is access to childcare on a whim, in a great facility where kids have a blast, and parents get a little breather. You can reach Right Time Kids on Oberlin Road at 919-400-5561, and the center on Durant Road at 919-847-8407.
  • Track-Out Camps offers a thorough list of full-day or partial week activities for school-aged kids in the Raleigh area. Specific camp dates and rates will become available in June.


These child care options have been evaluated closely by the Greater Raleigh Convention Center and Visitors Bureau. However, The Wildlife Society makes no specific child care provider recommendations, has no knowledge on the quality of care, and assumes no liability for your choice of child care provider.