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Skirball Cultural Center

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

Teacher Resources

Teacher Programs and Resources  

For more information, click the links below

Teacher Resources
Learning for Life continuing education programs
Teacher Museum Admission and Audrey's Museum Store Discounts
Teacher Membership
Teacher E–Newsletter
"Featured Teacher"

Teacher Resources

Staff Teambuilding and Retreats
Skirball educators are happy to help you develop a full or half–day teambuilding retreat or workshop for your staff. These may be conducted either in our popular family destination, Noah’s Ark at the Skirball, or in our core exhibition, Vision and Values: Jewish Life from Antiquity to America. For more information, please e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Learning for Life

Through its adult education initiative, Learning for Life, the Skirball offers many learning opportunities for adults of all ages. Of particular interest to educators are classes in literature, history, and art. For information, call (310) 440–4651 or visit Learning for Life.

Teacher Museum Admission and Audrey's Museum Store Discounts

Teachers are eligible for complimentary admission to Skirball exhibitions, including Noah’s Ark at the Skirball. Tickets for all exhibitions are available at the door, subject to availability. Simply show your teacher ID to gain free admission. Advance tickets to Noah’s Ark at the Skirball are recommended on free Thursdays, weekends, and during school holidays. To reserve your free, timed entry tickets to Noah’s Ark at the Skirball, click here or call (877) SCC–4TIX or (877) 722–4849 and indicate promotion code 99557.

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. Teachers also receive special discount coupons when they complete an online evaluation of one of our tours or programs after their visit.

Teacher Membership

Teachers of Pre-K–Grade 12 who sign up to become Skirball Members receive a 25% discount off all Skirball Membership categories. For more information or to join, call Skirball Membership at (310) 440–4599. Or join on site at the membership desk in the main lobby.

Teacher E-Newsletter

Sign up to receive the Skirball Teacher E-Newsletter! Three times a year, you will receive information about upcoming programs at the Skirball, professional development opportunities, late-breaking news about our school tours and performances, and special teachers-only deals and offerings. It’s another great way to stay connected to the Skirball throughout the year. To sign up, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and request to be added to our newsletter e-list.

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Jerrilyn Jacobs

Taft High School Media Program

Jerrilyn Jacobs recently participated in the Skirball's Teaching Our World Through the Arts program. Below, she reflects on her experience and the ways in which Skirball programs have impacted her and her students' lives.

"As a teacher of filmmaking and new media, I really appreciate how the media arts straddle the worlds of arts and technology. When you look at the role media is playing in our lives today, everyone needs to be an intelligent consumer and producer of media in some form.  

I've experienced the Skirball Cultural Center as a leading force in bringing culture into our schools. I brought all of my filmmaking classes to the series of student film screenings at the Skirball, which made a huge impact on my kids, especially since the filmmaker was often there as well. I also brought my students to the exhibition Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956–1968, which sparked tremendous discussions about the role of the image in shaping history.

Then, I was drawn to the Skirball's Teaching Our World Through the Arts program, with strands in music, movement, film, and visual design. In these classes I've developed art skills and lesson plans, but in addition I've become part of a community of teachers—from elementary through high school, from all over L.A.—who learn and share together each week. The Skirball is a powerful and effective champion of arts and culture in L.A., and a vital resource for our schools."

Be a Featured Teacher!

If you would like to be highlighted in this section, send us a brief description and/or pictures of your trip to the Skirball and the pre- and post-visit classwork you did with your students. Feel free to brag about the many other ways you stand out as a Skirball educator! Or nominate a fellow teacher who you think deserves to be featured in our newsletter. E-mail us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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