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. This UBC Family Day tradition has its roots in Takeover Day, which is a celebration of children and young people’s contributions to museums, galleries, arts organizations, archives and heritage sites first launched in the UK. On the UBC campus, kids and youth will take on adult-sized roles, working alongside staff and volunteers, to participate and promote arts and culture. Be sure to mark your calendar and grab tickets for the entire family!


UBC Theatre and Film presents: Zee Zee Theatre’s Parents Are A Drag by Dave Deveau & Cameron Mackenzie.

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! 

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.

Location & time: Beaty Biodiversity Museum 10:15 - 11:30 AM and 12:45 - 2:00 PM. 

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

MOA is celebrating the creative and intellectual contributions of our local youth. Join us and learn about their concerns on race, inequality and the climate crisis. From 12:00 - 2:30 PM, join us for an all-ages hands-on workshop to build instruments from repurposed exhibition materials, then play along with our musical guests. From 2:30 - 4:30 PM, teens will take over MOA with their hearts and minds: witness the poetry, art and activism of our city's youngest leaders who are inspiring big change!

UBC School of Music: Musical Playground and Instrument Petting Zoo

Wind your way through a series of spaces in the Music Building for playful musical adventures. 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. Other fun activities and surprises throughout.

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

The First Nations Longhouse: A House That Tells Stories

Outside & Everywhere: All-ages performances, kid-friendly food trucks, photobooths, marching band, crafts, and more!

More details to come!



There are two types of tickets available: family and individual passes. Each family pass comes with 2 adult and 2 kids (under 12) all access passes and a $10 food voucher. Tickets are limited so purchase yours now and RSVP on Facebook. 


$40 UBC/Musqueam All Access Pass for UTown@UBC, UNA, UBC staff, faculty, student families and Musqueam families
$50 Alumni All Access Pass for UBC Alumni families
$60 Visitor All Access Pass for general public families 
$15 UBC/Musqueam Individual All Access Pass for UBC staff, faculty, students and Musqueam  
$25 Visitor Individual All Access Pass for general public 


$10 for additional kid under 12 (may be purchased in addition to an all access pass)

Day Schedule:

To be announced!