Kids Takeover UBC

For too long, UBC has been run by adults. It’s time for kids to rule at this fun-filled arts festival for kids and families. Buy your Family Pass here

Celebrate Family Day weekend by bringing your entire family to UBC on Sunday, February 11. Kids and youth will take on adult-sized roles, working alongside staff and volunteers to participate and promote arts and culture at UBC. Takeover Day, first launched in the UK, is a celebration of children and young people’s contributions to museums, galleries, arts organizations, archives and heritage sites.


Fredric Wood Theatre: Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish by Joseph A. Dandurand (1-3pm)

For all ages, six storytellers from the Kwantlen Village called Squa’lets spin the First Nations tale of Th'owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish. The mouth of Th'owxiya holds the most wonderful foods from around the world. But, if you steal from her, you will pay a terrible price, for Th’owxiya eats children! 

Museum of Anthropology: Takeover Day with youth-led arts, dance, tours, featuring the Zhambai Trio musicians! (10am-5pm)

Kids will be helping us run the museum for a day! Bring the whole family along for a day of youth-led art activities, dancing, music, social media stories, and more! 

School of Music: A Cinderella Song, stage tours, costumes, and make-up (11am-12pm)

Dreams of unexpected happiness and love play out with spectacular vocal fireworks, witty comedy and delightful music in this 45 minute version of La Cenerentola (Cinderella) by Gioachino Rossini. Performance followed by stage tours, dress-up and make-up play for young audience members.

Belkin Art Gallery: Poem power -- for mighty kids who want to change the world! (1-3pm)

Join us from 1 - 3pm as we read from Siv Widerberg’s 1973 children’s book “I’m Like Me: Poems for people who want to grow up equal,” and write your own poetry. And to inspire the next generation of activism, kids can create their own slogans in our sign making workshop.

Kid-friendly food trucks, photobooths, Thunderbird marching band, crafts, prizes and more!


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 your's now!


$30 UBC All Access Pass for UTown@UBC, UBC staff, faculty and student families
$45 Alumni All Access Pass for UBC Alumni families
$60 Visitor All Access Pass for general public families 
$15 UBC Individual All Access Pass for UBC staff, faculty and students 
$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)