Three children standing in front of a Rebels Make it Happen banner. The one in the middle is holding a U.N.L.V. sign up over his head with both hands.

Take Your Child to Work Day

We invite UNLV employees to bring their children to campus to participate in a variety of activities showcasing UNLV’s diverse offerings. For some, this is their first time on a college campus, making it a great opportunity to inspire their future goals.

Take Your Child to Work Day

April 25, 2024
8 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Family Advocacy Committee will provide lunch at Student Union Amphitheater: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

The College of Liberal Arts, Early Outreach, and the School of Nursing will host tables in the Student Union Courtyard during lunch.

We will be handing out attendance certificates with the give-a-way bags during lunch, should your child need a letter for school.


Mindful Movements presented by UNLV Early Outreach
  • 8-8:45 a.m.
  • Location: Student Recreation & Wellness Center (RWC) Room 1020
  • Everyone feels stress sometimes, even kids. In this session we will learn about stress and how to manage stress through trauma-informed yoga (seated). One of the best ways to help children develop healthy coping skills for big feelings is through modeling so parents are welcome to join as well. Open to children in grades 3-5. No RSVP is required, however the maximum number of attendees is 18.
Get a Future Rebels Card presented by Rebel Card
  • 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Location: Student Union  Room 118
  • Stop by our office and get your future Rebel Card! All ages are welcome, no RSVP required.
Chemical Safety for Kids presented by Risk Management and Safety
  • 8-11 a.m.
  • Location: Next to F&LS demonstration and trailer (the grassy area next to the amphitheater)
  • Learn the importance of chemical safety with this activity for kids of all ages. No RSVP required.
Moon and Earth Activity presented by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction
  • 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
  • Location: Advanced Engineering Building (AEB) Room 150.
  • During this activity, children will learn to detect mineral elements for the identification of moon and Earth rocks. Children will measure absorbance at certain wavelengths using a spectrophotometer to note the difference in elemental composition between moon and Earth rocks.
  • The activity is for children over 9 years old. RSVP is not required, for more information at techtrekker@unlv.ed
Imagine Your Future with UNLV Career Services and Workforce Development
  • 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
  • Location: Gateway Building #200 (across the street from In-N-Out Burger)
  • Kids of all ages are invited to visit us for career coloring sheets, a life design activity, snacks and selfies for everyone. No RSVP required.
Cool Engineering Hands-On Stations presented by the College of Engineering
  • 8:30 a.m.-Noon
  • Location: AEB 1st floor
  • Have fun learning about engineering with hands-on activity stations for kids. Activities are best for ages 6 – 12. No RSVP is required.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Games presented by UNLV Rebel Recycling
  • 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • Location: RRC
  • Reduce, reuse, recycling games and crafts for kids of all ages. No RSVP required.
Judge for a Day presented by the Boyd School of Law
  • 9–10 a.m.
  • Location: Boyd School of Law – Moot Court Room
  • See what a courtroom looks like and take a photo next to civic leaders including Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  Snacks, coloring pages, logic problems and brain puzzles will be available for all ages. No RSVP required.
Chef for a Day presented by the College of Hospitality
  • 9 –11 a.m.
  • Location: Hospitality Hall 4th Floor Marriott Foundation Executive Kitchen
  • Visit Hospitality Hall's executive kitchen to decorate a chef hat and take your picture! All ages are invited, no RSVP is required.
Community Truck Day presented by the UNLV/CSUN Preschool 
Design Your Own Garden presented by the UNLV Libraries – Architecture Studies
  • 9 a.m.-Noon
  • Location: Paul B. Sogg Building - ARC 101 - Architecture Studies Library
  • Celebrate Landscape Architecture Month and design your own paper garden at the Architecture Studies Library! Create your garden through plants, wildlife, and activity/purpose stations. Materials are included. This activity does not involve actual plants but cutouts of plants.All ages are welcome, no RSVP required.
Tour UNLV's psychology labs and be an experimental researcher presented by the Baby & Child Rebel Lab
  • 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
  • Location: Campus Lab Building #2 - Room 110 - 112
  • Calling all young explorers! Join us for an EPIC adventure at our psychology research lab! Get ready to discover the magic of science as we dive into the world of eye-tracking, explore the fascinating realm of brain waves, try your skill at a music task, and experience the thrills of being an experimental researcher! Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to ignite your curiosity and unleash your inner scientist! All ages are welcome, no RSVP required.
Books for All Ages — Teacher Development & Resources Library Open House presented by University Libraries
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Location: Teacher Development & Resources Library (CEB 101)
  • With more than 20,000 volumes of children's and young adult literature, the Teacher Development & Resources Library (TDRL) invites your family to discover the latest books published for young people. Explore the most recent additions to our collections, and let our staff help you find your child's next great library book to take home with you.  All ages are welcome and no RSVP required.
Rebel Rec Carnival
  • 1-2:30 p.m. presented by Campus Recreational Services
  • Location: Student Recreation & Wellness Center
  • The Rebel Rec carnival will include fitness activities, the climbing wall, open swim from 1-3 p.m., arts & crafts, and much more! Bring a towel and swimsuit! Parents will need to be in the pool with their child. 
Mini Golf presented by the College of Hospitality
Painting in the Garden presented by Marjorie Barrick Museum
  • 1–4 p.m.
  • Location: Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Xeric Garden and Museum lobby
  • All ages and skill levels are invited to this free art-making event held in our sunny Xeric Garden and Museum lobby. Using a variety of fine art materials, kids and adults will create collaborative large scale works of art. Follow your imagination and let your child lead! We also encourage visitors to experience Contemporary Ex-Votos: Devotion Beyond Medium on view in the Barrick's gallery. No RSVP required.
Philosophy with Children Activities presented by the Early Child, Multilingual, Special Education/Preschool
Photo Booth presented by University Libraries-Research, Innovation and Creation
  • 2-4 p.m.
  • Location: Lied Library – Amargosa Room
  • Come by the library for our pop-up photo booth. Choose your green screen background and strike your best pose. We will also have a variety of crafts and games available while you wait for your turn in the photo booth. Note: To avoid blending into the background, it is best not to wear green. All ages are invited, no RSVP required.
Stop-Motion Animation with PlayDoh presented by the Department of Film
  • 2-4 p.m.
  • Location: Flora Dungan Humanities (FDH) Room 452
  • Have fun making brief stop-motion videos with PlayDoh! No RSVP necessary. All ages welcome. We can accommodate a few kids at a time.
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream presented by the College of Sciences