The Skirball will be closed April 4 in observance of Passover
Saturday, April 4, 2015
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The entire Skirball Cultural Center campus—including Museum galleries, Noah’s Ark at the Skirball, Audrey's Museum Store, Zeidler's Café, and administrative offices—will be closed to the public on Saturday, April 4, in observance of Passover.
Passover is a week-long fetival celebrating the deliverance of the ancient Israelites from slavery in Egypt. The name is taken from the biblical book of Exodus: God "passed over" the Israelites, sparing them from plague. Passover also marks the beginning of spring.
On the first (and often the second) night of Passover, Jews gather with family and friends to share a ceremonial meal, the seder ("order"). They retell the Exodus story from a book called the Haggadah ("tale"), eat matzah (unleavened bread) and bitter herbs to recall the bitterness of slavery, and drink wine and sing songs in celebration of their deliverance. It is the children's role to ask questions, beginning with: "Why is this night different from all other nights?"
The purpose of the seder ritual is to tell the story of the Exodus to future generations, so that they, too, might learn to cherish the gift of freedom. It is a goal that inspires our work at the Skirball Cultural Center not only at Passover but at every season.
Please note that during this facility closure, ticket sales will not be possible by phone or on site at the Skirball. However, online ticket purchases will be available 24/7.
We hope to see you at the Skirball soon!