There are no childcare facilities provided to attendees. Due to increased security and space constraints, strollers are not permitted on the Capitol grounds. Direct questions regarding the admittance of items required for child care to the US Capitol Police at (202) 512-1226.
The Swearing-in Ceremony is a outdoor event held on the West Front Lawn of the US Capitol. Inauguration day is typically cold - normally 37° F at nooon - and occassionally wet.
Extra consideration should be taken when planning to bring infants, young children, the elderly, or anyone with a weakend immune system. A vast majority of attendees will be in standing room sections and should be prepared to be on their feet for several hours.
Gates to the Inaugural Ceremony open at 9 am and the musical prelude begins at 10 am. Due to the expected large crowds, you should arrive early to get through several required security screenings before reaching the section indicated on your ticket. There will be no check room for prohibited items.
Ticket holders should walk or use Metro due to road closures and restricted access around the US Capitol.
More information about security screening entry points, prohibited items, and other security matters will be forthcoming.
Information from the Inaugural Portal website: www.inauguration.dc.gov