Kids Take Over UBC

February 15, 2019
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Who run the world? KIDS! Who run the World? KIDS!

Well at least on February 17 and at UBC, Kids are taking over arts and culture affairs in their own hands. What does that look like, you wonder? Chaos, mayhem? Not quite!

Surprisingly or not, it looks like a jam-packed day for families filled with one-of-a-kind fun activities, that kids of all age groups would love! The idea of a kids take over comes from across the Atlantic in the UK, to celebrate the creative and artistic young minds of the community. This year, kids and youth will be helping with registration, chaperoning, social media, photography and sitting on panels where they will be participating in discussions about topics that are important to them.

All-access family passes are affordably priced and start at only $40. Ticket price includes entrance to all events and programs in the Arts and Culture District (below), a $10 food voucher (YUM), and discounted parking! All the details can be found on the website and below is a short version:


• Frederic Wood Theatre: Theatre Lab including theatre exercises and games!
• First Nations Longhouse: Longhouse Adventures (kid-led tours of the house posts)
• Museum of Anthropology: Culture Kids (Listen to kids babble about adult things, dance your butt off and make some crafts!)
• Opera: Fairytale characters, stage tours and dress up!
• School of Music: Instrument Petting Zoo & Fun Musical Adventure Around the World
• Belkin Art Gallery: “When First There Was Light in the World, The Story of Two Wolves” told by Jaymyn La Vallee of Skwxwú7mesh, Kwikwasut’inux, and ‘Namgis descent
• Doug Mitchell Arena: Evening Drop-in family hockey and public skate
• Kid-friendly food trucks, Thunderbird marching band, crafts, prizes and more!

So grab your kids, little brothers or sisters, nieces, nephews, and bring them over to UBC to witness a historic takeover! The event sold out last year, so don’t wait to purchase your tickets. You’re Welcome!