Kids Take Over UBC 2024!

Art, Culture, Music and More!  

Celebrate Family Day at Kids Take Over UBC on February 18! Play your way across UBC campus through a range of interactive programming— from live music and dance performances to storytelling, cultural crafts and STEM workshops, to tours through UBC’s world-class cultural amenities and so much more! 

  • Advance registration is now open for Musqueam, UBC students, staff, faculty, residents and alumni.
  • General public registration opens January 23.
  • Check out the full program and get your tickets at:  


  • Cost: $7 per child and $13 per adult, depending on audience  
  • Date/Time: Sunday, February 18, 10am-4pm 
  • Location: Vancouver campus 
  • Open to UBC families and the general public.  


Kids Take Over UBC is an open-door arts and culture festival for families to enjoy UBC’s world-class assets and public spaces together while interacting with artists, musicians and more. The event features on-campus museums, cultural amenities, faculties, and student organizations coming together to offer family-friendly activities that showcase their unique talents, skills and interests. Hosted annually since 2018, this festival was inspired by Takeover Day, first launched in the UK to celebrate children and young people’s contributions to museums, galleries, arts organizations, archives, and heritage sites. 

This year marks the 7th edition of Kids Take Over UBC. Families are invited to explore their way across campus through a variety of arts & culture activities for all ages, including storytelling, cultural craft and STEM workshops, guided tours, live performances, and much more.  In addition, this year features a new outdoor zone at Lee Square, with live musical and dance performances on stage throughout the day.  


Kids Take Over UBC is hosted by UBC Campus + Community Planning and UBC Arts & Culture District, in partnership with the following campus partners: 

Alumni Engagement: Faculties of Education, Arts, Science, Land and Food Systems, Dentistry, Applied Science, and Sauder School of Business | Asian Library | Beaty Biodiversity Museum | Department of Chemistry | Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery | Chan Centre for the Performing Arts | Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory | The Department of Theatre & Film | First Nations House of Learning  | X̱wi7x̱wa Library | Thunderbird Marching Band | Pacific Museum of Earth | UBC Botanical Garden – Nitobe Garden | University Neighbourhoods Association (UNA)