Kids Take Over UBC

You must be this young to ride: Kids are taking the wheel at this arts festival!

Celebrate Family Day weekend by bringing your entire family to the 3rd Annual Kids Take Over UBC on Sunday, February 16!

Kids and youth are taking on adult-sized roles at the UBC Arts and Culture District, working alongside staff and volunteers to promote a vibrant community here on campus.

Tickets start at just $40 for the entire family to enjoy a day at UBC's world class museums, art galleries, and other amazing arts organizations.

We've sold out every year, so we recommend buying your tickets early! Please note, tickets can only be purchased online through our ticket system.

Last minute question? We will be onsite today so please call Deb at 604-319-7656 if you have an urgent inquiry.


Belkin Art Gallery: Mini Walking Tours of Outdoor Art

Spaces are limited. Sign up at the Belkin Gallery on Sunday, February 16 starting at 12 noon.

Have you ever sat in a giant camera or seen the shadow of an a huge invisible old-growth tree?  Walk with us and see things from a different points of view.  Wear comfortable shoes and in case of rain, bring your umbrellas! Click here for more details.

The Longhouse and Xwi7xwa Library: A House That Tells Stories

UBC Theatre and Film presents: Zee Zee Theatre’s Parents Are A Drag

Join local drag queens Peach Cobblah & Isolde N. Barron for a drag dress-up spectacular! Add some rainbow to your day at this fun and inclusive event which reminds young ones, their parents, caregivers and everyone in between that it’s never too early (or too late!) to get silly and dress-up! By Dave Deveau & Cameron Mackenzie.

Beaty Biodiversity Museum Exhibits Takeover!

Have you ever wanted to add your own stories to exhibits and specimens on display in the museum? Work alongside our team to write and display your own creations in the museum for everyone to enjoy.

Museum of Anthropology: The Leaders of Tomorrow Bring the Museum Alive Today!

MOA is celebrating the intellectual contributions of our local youth through poetry, murals, and music! Join us for an all-ages workshop to build instruments from repurposed exhibition materials, then play along with our musical guests. Then, witness the poetry, art and activism of our city's youngest leaders who are inspiring big change. Click here for more details.

UBC School of Music: Musical Playground and Instrument Petting Zoo

Wind your way through the Music Building for a playful musical adventure. Get your hands on real instruments at the Instrument Petting Zoo. Explore whimsical found-sound instruments in the Musical Playground. Then join the Toy Instrument Orchestra and take a turn conducting.

Doug Mitchell Arena: Evening Drop-in Family Hockey and Public Skate

Whether you are on your way to becoming an NHL player or you've never put on a pair of skates, swing by the Doug Mitchell Arena for a free drop-in evening. Don't have skates? You can borrow a pair for free. Just don't forget your mitts and gloves!

Kids Taking Over the Stage: Outdoor Art and Music Performances

No boring adults will be running this outdoor concert. Come sit by a cozy heat lamp with your friends and family. Watch and listen as kids take charge of everything from performing music, to MCing and controlling the sound board.

Outside & Everywhere: Thunderbird Marching Band, kid-friendly food trucks, photobooths, crafts, and more!


There are two types of tickets available through our online ticket system only: family and individual passes. Each family pass covers 2 adult and 2 kids (under 12), along with a $10 food voucher. Tickets are limited so purchase yours now and RSVP on Facebook

Family All-Access Passes (includes food voucher)

$40 UBC/UNA/Musqueam – for families of students, faculty and staff at UBC or UNA, as well as Musqueam families.
$50 Alumni – for families of UBC Alumni.
$60 Visitor – for general public families.

Individual All-Access Passes (no food voucher)

$10 Kids – for any kids under 12 added to an all-access pass.
$15 UBC/UNA/Musqueam – for students, staff and faculty at UBC or UNA, as well as Musqueam individuals.
$25 Visitor – for general public individuals.

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