Hours
Tue–Fri, 12:00–5:00 pm
Sat–Sun, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Closed Mondays

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Skirball Cultural Center

Calendar

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Current Exhibitions

Exhibition

Wild Things Are Happening: The Art of Maurice Sendak

On view through September 1, 2024

An adult and child look at a screen on a red gallery wall. Around them are framed artworks, tables displaying open books, and a large illustration of a monster seeming to hang from the top of a wall.

Exhibition

Frank Stella: Had Gadya

On view through September 1, 2024

A gallery filled with large, colorful artwork in frames faces a long counter-like display of prints on paper.

Exhibition

The American Library by Yinka Shonibare CBE RA

On view through September 1, 2024

A gallery filled with book shelves of colorful books with names written on them.

Permanent Exhibition

Noah's Ark

Ongoing
Ninety-minute time slots offered

Visitor in Noah's Ark Gallery. Animal and ark made from wood and found materials. You can see giraffes, camels, snakes and birds.

Exhibition

Common Ground

On view through January 5, 2025

A pattern of a plate, bowl, and cup stacked and put in rows. The dishes are made of brown earthy pottery.

Permanent Exhibition

Visions and Values

Ongoing

Photo inside the exhibition Vision and values showing a replica of the statues of liberty hand holding the torch among a large photo mural of immigrants on Ellis Island

Permanent Exhibition

Discovery Center

Ongoing
Gallery open daily; Dig open on weekends until 4:15 pm

Photo of a artifact gallery with cases and a large rock ancient tomb with a big text wall that reads Discovery Center

Sunday May 26

    • Kids and Families

    Archaeology Dig

    Saturday–Sunday until 4:15 pm

    Saturday–Sunday until 4:15 pm

    Two girl in a sandbox sifting through the sand with screen to find artifact replicas of ancient pottery
    • Kids and Families

    Family Art Studio

    Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays

    Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays

    Art studio filled with young people and adults interacting around tables
    • Kids and Families

    Amphitheater Happenings

    Thursdays and Fridays, 2:15 pm (Story Time)
    Saturdays and Sundays, 11:15 am (Music Jams)

    Thursdays and Fridays, 2:15 pm (Story Time)
    Saturdays and Sundays, 11:15 am (Music Jams)

    Educator in performing a story with arms stretched wide while children are watching from outdoor amphitheater seats. There is a wooden planked backdrop with color potted plants.

Monday May 27

Skirball is Closed

Tuesday May 28

    • Kids and Families

    Toddler Sing-Along

    Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3:15 pm

    Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3:15 pm

    A group of young children throwing colorful scarfs in the air and dancing around.

Wednesday May 29

    • Public Programs
    • Words and Ideas

    Wednesday, May 29, 7:30 pm

    Headshots of Nicholas D. Kristof and Rabbi Sharon Brous beside the cover of the book, Chasing Hope: A Reporter's Life.

Thursday May 30

    • Kids and Families

    Family Art Studio

    Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays

    Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays

    Art studio filled with young people and adults interacting around tables
    • Special Event

    In the Spotlight: The Skirball Collection

    Select Wednesdays/Thursdays, Apr 18–Dec 18, 2:00 pm

    Select Wednesdays/Thursdays, Apr 18–Dec 18, 2:00 pm

    Large replica of liberty torch in the Vision and Values gallery
    • Kids and Families

    Amphitheater Happenings

    Thursdays and Fridays, 2:15 pm (Story Time)
    Saturdays and Sundays, 11:15 am (Music Jams)

    Thursdays and Fridays, 2:15 pm (Story Time)
    Saturdays and Sundays, 11:15 am (Music Jams)

    Educator in performing a story with arms stretched wide while children are watching from outdoor amphitheater seats. There is a wooden planked backdrop with color potted plants.

Friday May 31

    • Kids and Families

    Sensory Friendly Fridays

    Fridays, 12:00–1:30 pm

    Fridays, 12:00–1:30 pm

    a young girl is wearing noise canceling headphones while interacting with a Noah's Ark deer made from keys and various materials.
    • Kids and Families

    Amphitheater Happenings

    Thursdays and Fridays, 2:15 pm (Story Time)
    Saturdays and Sundays, 11:15 am (Music Jams)

    Thursdays and Fridays, 2:15 pm (Story Time)
    Saturdays and Sundays, 11:15 am (Music Jams)

    Educator in performing a story with arms stretched wide while children are watching from outdoor amphitheater seats. There is a wooden planked backdrop with color potted plants.
    • Public Programs
    • Film

    Friday, May 31, 8:30 pm

    Still from the movie The NeverEnding Story showing the main character, Bastian, riding over snow capped mountains on the dragon Falkor.

Saturday Jun 01

    • Kids and Families

    Family Art Studio

    Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays

    Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays

    Art studio filled with young people and adults interacting around tables
    • Kids and Families

    Archaeology Dig

    Saturday–Sunday until 4:15 pm

    Saturday–Sunday until 4:15 pm

    Two girl in a sandbox sifting through the sand with screen to find artifact replicas of ancient pottery
    • Kids and Families

    Amphitheater Happenings

    Thursdays and Fridays, 2:15 pm (Story Time)
    Saturdays and Sundays, 11:15 am (Music Jams)

    Thursdays and Fridays, 2:15 pm (Story Time)
    Saturdays and Sundays, 11:15 am (Music Jams)

    Educator in performing a story with arms stretched wide while children are watching from outdoor amphitheater seats. There is a wooden planked backdrop with color potted plants.

Sunday Jun 02

    • Kids and Families

    Family Art Studio

    Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays

    Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays

    Art studio filled with young people and adults interacting around tables
    • Kids and Families

    Archaeology Dig

    Saturday–Sunday until 4:15 pm

    Saturday–Sunday until 4:15 pm

    Two girl in a sandbox sifting through the sand with screen to find artifact replicas of ancient pottery
    • Kids and Families

    Amphitheater Happenings

    Thursdays and Fridays, 2:15 pm (Story Time)
    Saturdays and Sundays, 11:15 am (Music Jams)

    Thursdays and Fridays, 2:15 pm (Story Time)
    Saturdays and Sundays, 11:15 am (Music Jams)

    Educator in performing a story with arms stretched wide while children are watching from outdoor amphitheater seats. There is a wooden planked backdrop with color potted plants.

Monday Jun 03

Skirball is Closed

Tuesday Jun 04

    • Classes

    Morocco's Jewish Past

    Tuesdays, May 14–June 4, 1:00–3:00 pm

    Tuesdays, May 14–June 4, 1:00–3:00 pm

    Interior of the The Jewish Synagogue Ibn Danan in Fes, Morocco.
    • Kids and Families

    Toddler Sing-Along

    Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3:15 pm

    Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3:15 pm

    A group of young children throwing colorful scarfs in the air and dancing around.
    • Classes
    • Online

    Skirball Movie Group: Reel Masters

    Tuesdays, May 7 and 21, June 4 and 18, 7:30–9:00 pm (PT)

    Tuesdays, May 7 and 21, June 4 and 18, 7:30–9:00 pm (PT)

    Behind the scenes still from the film, Casablanca, showing a camera operator filming Rick and Ilsa making their farewell on the runway of the airport.

Wednesday Jun 05

    • Kids and Families

    Toddler Sing-Along

    Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3:15 pm

    Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3:15 pm

    A group of young children throwing colorful scarfs in the air and dancing around.

Thursday Jun 06

    • Kids and Families

    Family Art Studio

    Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays

    Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays

    Art studio filled with young people and adults interacting around tables
    • Kids and Families

    Amphitheater Happenings

    Thursdays and Fridays, 2:15 pm (Story Time)
    Saturdays and Sundays, 11:15 am (Music Jams)

    Thursdays and Fridays, 2:15 pm (Story Time)
    Saturdays and Sundays, 11:15 am (Music Jams)

    Educator in performing a story with arms stretched wide while children are watching from outdoor amphitheater seats. There is a wooden planked backdrop with color potted plants.

Saturday Jun 08

    • Kids and Families

    Family Art Studio

    Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays

    Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays

    Art studio filled with young people and adults interacting around tables
    • Kids and Families

    Archaeology Dig

    Saturday–Sunday until 4:15 pm

    Saturday–Sunday until 4:15 pm

    Two girl in a sandbox sifting through the sand with screen to find artifact replicas of ancient pottery
    • Kids and Families

    Amphitheater Happenings

    Thursdays and Fridays, 2:15 pm (Story Time)
    Saturdays and Sundays, 11:15 am (Music Jams)

    Thursdays and Fridays, 2:15 pm (Story Time)
    Saturdays and Sundays, 11:15 am (Music Jams)

    Educator in performing a story with arms stretched wide while children are watching from outdoor amphitheater seats. There is a wooden planked backdrop with color potted plants.

Sunday Jun 09

    • Kids and Families

    Family Art Studio

    Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays

    Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays

    Art studio filled with young people and adults interacting around tables
    • Kids and Families

    Archaeology Dig

    Saturday–Sunday until 4:15 pm

    Saturday–Sunday until 4:15 pm

    Two girl in a sandbox sifting through the sand with screen to find artifact replicas of ancient pottery
    • Kids and Families
    • Special Event

    Natural Paints and Pigments: Experimenting with Colorful Concoctions

    Sunday, June 9, 11:00 am–12:00 pm and 2:00–3:00 pm

    Sunday, June 9, 11:00 am–12:00 pm and 2:00–3:00 pm

    A  blue sky overlooks lush greenery along an arroyo's path. Standing in the long, green grass are colorful, fabric birds.
    • Kids and Families

    Amphitheater Happenings

    Thursdays and Fridays, 2:15 pm (Story Time)
    Saturdays and Sundays, 11:15 am (Music Jams)

    Thursdays and Fridays, 2:15 pm (Story Time)
    Saturdays and Sundays, 11:15 am (Music Jams)

    Educator in performing a story with arms stretched wide while children are watching from outdoor amphitheater seats. There is a wooden planked backdrop with color potted plants.
Mother holding young daughter dancing and smiling outside during a festival

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