School Tours and Group Visits
To learn more about booking a school tour of Noah's Ark through the Skirball's school outreach program, please visit the School Tours page.
The Skirball welcomes the general public to reserve self-guided group visits to Noah's Ark at the Skirball. Self-guided group visits to Noah's Ark will be permitted on Wednesdays and Fridays between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. The fees per person for group visits are $7 General, Seniors, and Full-Time Students, and $4 Children 2–12. Children under 2 are free. (Please note that regular admission fees are $10 General, $7 Seniors and Full-Time Students, and $5 for Children 2–12. Skirball Members who will be part of a group visit are not entitled to free admission to the galleries.)
If you are interested in arranging a self-guided group visit to Noah's Ark, kindly review the Group Visit Guidelines below.
Group Visit Guidelines:
Group visits to Noah's Ark must be booked a minimum of 24 hours in advance and can only be scheduled for Wednesdays and Fridays with entry times between 1:00 and 3:30 p.m. The galleries are open until 5:00 p.m. Keep in mind that our Call Center operates Monday to Friday only. Please note that groups will not have exclusive access to the exhibition. Due to space and staffing limitations, birthday party celebrations cannot be accommodated.
Group size: Groups must be at least ten people and no more than forty people. The Skirball requires advance reservations for groups of this size to ensure space availability.
Group composition: One adult is required for every four children.When calling to book your group, please be prepared to share the number of adults, seniors, students, and children in your group.
Payment: A group liaison must pay by credit card at the time of booking and must pay the full cost of the group visit. The Skirball will not accept multiple credit cards for one group. There are no refunds if a group cancels its visit.
- Enjoy lunch at Zeidler's Café, open 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Beverages and desserts are served until 4:30 p.m. Reservations for groups are required. Click for more information.
- Pick up lighter fare at Zeidler's Cart, located adjacent to Zeidler's Café and open 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Zeidler's Cart offers family-friendly options such as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, juice boxes, and cookies.
- Bring your own lunch. Please note that food is not permitted in the galleries. If you are arriving for a group visit, plan to eat your lunch prior to your gallery entry time. Tables are located in the Skirball's Taper Courtyard but are not always available and cannot be reserved.