Kids Takeover UBC at MOA

February 11, 2018
Buy an all-access pass

Join us for Family Day where kids will help us run the museum for a day! Bring the whole family along for a day of youth-led art activities, dancing, music and more! The event is part of the Kids Takeover UBC event, with activities happening all over campus.
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. It’s a day on which they are given meaningful roles, working alongside staff and volunteers to participate in the life of the museum.
The event is open to youth of all ages. Kids under 12 should be accompanied by an adult. The event is free with museum admission or with the Kids Takeover UBC pass. Purchase the all-access pass here.

Event Schedule at MOA

12 pm – 4:15 pm
Youth-led art, social media and flash mob dancing
12 pm – 4 pm
Kids drop-in at the conservation lab
2 pm – 3 pm
MOA Members-only African dance workshop with Awal Alhassan and Sheinawu Abubakari
1 pm and 3:30 pm
Live African fusion music by the Zhambai Trio
4:30 pm
Awards ceremony

All Access Passes

$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
All-access passes give you admittance to activities happening at the Frederic Wood Theatre, MOA, School of Music and Belkin Art Gallery as well as a $10 food voucher and discounted parking for 2 adults and 2 kids under 12.


If you would like to be involved as a youth ambassador (ages 12 - 18) for the day, please contact April Liu, Curator of Public Programs,

Zhambai Trio

This diverse trio performs the polyrhythmic, hypnotic and deep traditional music of the Shona people of Zimbabwe using the powerful yet soothing mbira which has 700-year history in Zimbabwe.

Awal Alhassan and Sheinawu Abubakari

This husband and wife duo are master dancers from the West African nation of Ghana. Awal has worked throughout Africa both independently and with many of Ghana's renowned performance groups.

Public Programs