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Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049 - (310) 440-4500
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for a school tour, school performance, or teacher program?
How do I know which program is best for my students?
How many students can I bring?
How many chaperones do I need?
Are transportation scholarships available?
Are admission scholarships available?
On which days do you offer school programs?
What times do the school programs begin?
How much does a school program cost?
I submitted my tour/performance request a while back, but I still haven’t received a confirmation. What do I do?
How do we get to the Skirball and where do we park?
Is there time for a snack before the program?
May we eat lunch at the Skirball?
Is there a gift shop?
May we take pictures?
Can my students return on another day with their families?
What is the best way to get in touch with you for additional questions, reservation changes, or cancellations?


How do I register for a school tour, school performance, or teacher program?

All registration is handled online. Educators can submit requests for a school tour, school performance, or teacher program by filling out and submitting the following forms:

School Tours
Performance Programs
Teacher Professional Development Programs

Tours, performances, and programs for the 2013–2014 school year are booked on a first-come, first-served basis beginning July 16, 2013.

You may request a tour date, bus scholarship, and admission scholarship on the registration form. Make sure you have gathered all the appropriate information before filling out the online request form (i.e. what tour you want, answers to scholarship questions, etc.).

Within 24 hours of submitting your request form, you will receive an e-mail to verify that your request was received. This e-mail does not mean that your tour is confirmed. Please allow up to three weeks for your tour request to be processed. Once your request is processed, you will receive an e-mail confirmation of your tour date, bus scholarship, and admission scholarship, if granted. If there is a conflict with your requested dates or questions regarding your program, we will contact you via e-mail.
 
Registration for performing arts programs and film screenings is also available online; you will receive an e-mail verifying receipt of your request within twenty-four hours of submitting it, but you will not receive confirmation for these programs until late August. Admission and bus scholarship information will be included in your confirmation e-mail. 

The admission fee for school tours and performing arts programs is $2.00 per student and $6.00 per adult (after four free adults). Admission and bus scholarships are available for these programs. Simply submit your request for a scholarship when you fill out our online form.

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How do I know which program is best for my students?

All of our tours and performing arts programs are grade-level specific. For more information about school tours, click here. For more information about performing arts programs, click here.

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How many students can I bring?

The minimum group size for all school tours is fifteen students. The maximum is forty or sixty students depending on the tour. Group size restrictions are listed under School Tours. Please note that bus scholarships are limited to four per school, per school year.

The minimum group size for performing arts programs is thirty students. The maximum is sixty students. Specific information about performing arts programs can be found here. For more information, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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How many chaperones do I need?

One adult (teachers included) is suggested for every five students in Pre-K and K classes; for every ten students in Grades 1–4 and for every fifteen students in Grades 5–12. Four adult chaperones are always admitted free of charge; additional adults will be charged $6.00 each.

Chaperones are responsible for supporting the students' learning experience and accompanying students at all times during their visit. Due to space limitations, we suggest keeping the total number of adults (teachers and chaperones) to a maximum of ten

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Are transportation scholarships available?

The Skirball provides bus scholarships on a first-come, first-served basis to public schools in need. You may apply for a bus scholarship online when you submit an online tour request. Scholarship approval will be included with your tour confirmation, including a serial number and detailed isntructions for ordering your bus.

NOTE: Bus scholarships are not transferable and are limited to four per school per school year and to $380.00 per bus. Please note that schools that receive bus scholarships are responsible for making their own bus arrangements; the Skirball does not book or cancel bus reservations on behalf of schools.

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Are admission scholarships available?

Yes, a limited number of scholarships are available for gallery and performing arts programs to public schools unable to pay admission. You may apply for an admission scholarship when you submit your online tour request here. Scholarship approval will be indicated in your confirmation e-mail.

Teachers applying for admission scholarships will be asked the following three questions on the online form:

  • What financial restraints prevent you from paying the admission fee?
  • How will a visit to the Skirball supplement your classroom curriculum?
  • How does the Skirball’s mission fit with your teaching practices?

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On which days do you offer school programs?

All gallery programs, including Noah's Ark, are offered Tuesday–Friday mornings with some exceptions for holidays, school closures, and blacked out dates. Available dates can be found on the registration form.

Architecture at the Skirball is only available October 2–November 1, 2013 and March 4–May 31, 2014.

You can find dates for performing arts programs here.

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What times do the school programs begin?

School tours begin at 10:00 a.m. and are 1.5–2 hours in length, except for Stories of Struggle and Resilience: The Journey of Modern European Jews, which begins at 11:15 a.m.

Performing arts programs generally begin at 10:00 a.m. and are 1–2 hours in length. See program descriptions for details.

Self-guided tours, which are available for changing exhibitions only, take place between noon and 1:30 p.m. on select weekdays. E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you would like to book a self-guided tour of one of our changing exhibitions.

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How much does a school program cost?

School Tours:
$2.00 per student
Four free chaperones; $6.00 per additional adult (maximum of ten adults)

Performing Arts Programs:
$2.00 per student (sixty students maximum admitted per application, unless otherwise noted)
Four free chaperones; $6.00 per additional adult

Schools are billed for admission according to the number of students and adults that attend the program and will be sent an invoice via e-mail. Cancellations must be e-mailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ten days prior to your visit or your school will be billed based on the original confirmation numbers.
Please do not bring payment on the day of your visit.

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I submitted my tour/performance request a while back, but I still haven’t received a confirmation. What do I do?

If it has been more than three weeks since you submitted your online request, and you’ve already checked your inbox and your spam folder on your e-mail account, please e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your name, school name, and tour requested. We’ll get back to you promptly.

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How do we get to the Skirball and where do we park?

Parking information, directions, and a map of the Skirball campus are available here. Buses will park across Sepulveda Boulevard in the East Lot.

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Is there time for a snack before the program?

Yes. Students are welcome to have a snack upon their arrival at the Skirball on the front steps. Please arrive fifteen minutes prior to the start of your program so that students have time for their snack and a bathroom break before the 10:00 a.m. start time.

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May we eat lunch at the Skirball?

Due to limited resources, we are not able to accommodate groups for lunch on campus at this time. However, you will receive a list of nearby parks with your e-mailed confirmation that can serve as alternate lunch sites, or download it here.

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Is there a gift shop?

Yes. While we do not recommend visiting Audrey's Museum Store with large groups of students, we do offer a $3.00 goody bag so that students can bring home mementos of their trip to the Skirball. Teachers must pre-order these souvenirs for students at least two weeks before their tour date. Information on the goody bags and order forms can be downloaded by clicking here. Teachers also receive a 10% discount at Audrey’s Museum Store—all year round—off books, art supplies, music, and more. Please show your teacher ID to receive these benefits. Time for adults to shop is not built in to program times. Adults should remain with the group at all times.

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May we take pictures?

There is no photography allowed in our changing exhibition galleries. However, you may take photos in Noah's Ark or Visions and Values, as well as in the classrooms and courtyards. Photography may be allowed during select performing arts programs; please e-mail questions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it before attending the performance.

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Can my students return on another day with their families?

Yes! All students participating in Skirball school programs receive a Family Pass on the day of their visit that is good for one day of free admission to the Skirball galleries, including Noah’s Ark at the Skirball.

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What is the best way to get in touch with you for additional questions, reservation changes or cancellations?

For fastest service, send a detailed e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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