• Girl and boy crouching in a sand pit, holding a clay pot

    Dig It!

    Saturdays and Sundays, except December 18 and 25

    Calling all aspiring archaeologists to the Skirball’s dig site! With the help of the archaeological staff in an outdoor field laboratory, discover what we have in common with people who lived centuries ago.

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  • Family Art Studio

    Regular schedule: Saturdays and Sundays, except December 18
    Special winter schedule: Tuesday–Sunday, December 20–January 8, except December 25 and January 1

    Enjoy one-of-a-kind art projects themed around Skirball exhibitions. Reinforcing the values of collaboration, community, and caring for the world around us, projects will ignite the imaginations of your family members, whether they are 2 or 102!

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  • Hand on History

    Hands on History

    Sundays, 2:00–4:00 p.m.

    Get a real feel for the ancient world! Be on the lookout for a portable touch-cart that will pop up in Skirball spaces on Sundays. Visitors of all ages are invited to touch actual ancient artifacts and discover the many things that connect us to the past.

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    Toddler Tuesday Sing-Along

    Tuesdays, 1:00–1:25 p.m.

    Included with admission to Noah's Ark at the Skirball

    Join our educators for circle time and singing with your little one.

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    Story Time at Noah’s Ark

    Wednesdays, 2:30 p.m.

    Included with admission to Noah's Ark at the Skirball

    Listen as flood stories from cultures around the world are brought to life through the timeless tradition of oral storytelling.

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  • girl with puppet at interactive story telling

    Moving through the Ark

    Fridays, 2:30 p.m., beginning December 2

    Included with admission to Noah's Ark at the Skirball

    Experience an interactive physical interpretation of the Noah’s Ark story through movement and dance. Program subject to change or cancellation.

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  • Skirball Playdate: Let It Shine!

    Sunday, December 11, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    $15 General for adult/child pair; $10 Family Member level and above for adult/child pair

    Honor the spark in everyone! In the spirit of Hanukkah, one of many Festivals of Light celebrated around the world during winter, make beeswax candles and share how acts of loving-kindness can make us a shining light for ourselves, our communities, and the world.

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    Hanukkah Family Festival

    Sunday, December 18, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

    $12 General; $9 Seniors and Full-Time Students; $7 Children 2–12; FREE to Skirball Members and Children under 2

    This year’s festival honors the light of creativity and hope that helps the whole community achieve great things together. Revel in the spirit of the holiday with music, dance, printmaking, storytelling, and other family-friendly fun. Families of all backgrounds are welcome! Performances

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    Thursday, December 22, 1:00 p.m.


    Come along on an adventure as Babe, an endearing little pig who is raised by sheepdogs and befriends other farm animals, ultimately becomes a herder himself and triumphs against great odds.

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  • March of the Penguins

    March of the Penguins

    Thursday, December 29, 1:00 p.m.


    Get chilly with the emperor penguins in this Academy Award–winning film! Experience a journey like no other on the planet—one that spans hundreds of miles across a frozen continent.

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  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

    The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

    Thursday, January 5, 1:00 p.m.


    This delightful animated tale brings to life several chapters of A. A. Milne’s The House at Pooh Corner. Experience the very first time Tigger “pounces” Pooh, and laugh out loud when Pooh’s rumbly tummy gets him stuck in a hilariously sticky situation.

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