There’s a lot of kid-friendly action happening this weekend in and around UBC from Nature Club Family Days at the Beaty to the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival at the MOA. And when cultural exhaustion sets in, head out to our favourite playground at Wesbrook Village for a run around and a picnic.
Nature Club Family Days at the Beaty Museum of Biodiversity
Drop in between 10:30 am – 1:00 pm on Sunday for a special ecosystem activity for families plus regular museum programming, Raising Big Blue movie, museum tours, and more. NB: These drop-in sessions are designed for children 5-12 years old accompanied by an adult.
Coastal First Nations Dance Festival at the MOA Museum of Anthropology
Also at UBC this weekend, is the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival at the Museum of Anthropology. This captivating celebration of First Nations stories, songs and dances of the indigenous peoples of the northwest coast of North America is produced annually by Dancers of Damelahamid. They will transform the already stunning museum’s Great Hall into a vibrant celebration of Indigenous cultures and dance traditions that the kids will love.
Nobel Playground at Wesbrook Village
We are big fans of Wesbrook Village‘s four playgrounds, but the one we love most (shhhh don’t tell the others) is Nobel Playground, which is situated right at the forest’s edge surrounded by gardens, trees, a stream, and a charming pond. Take the kids out there for fresh air and a run around, then settle in for a post-play picnic.
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