• Family Art Studio

    Family Art Studio

    Summer schedule: Tuesday–Sunday, June 11–August 18, plus Thursdays, August 22 and 29
    Regular schedule: Saturday–Sunday
    Drop in anytime during regular Museum hours; last entry at 4:15 pm

    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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    Toddler Tuesday Sing-Along

    Tuesdays, 1:15 pm

    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 pm

    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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    Archaeology Dig

    Summer schedule: Thursday–Sunday, June 13–August 18, plus Thursdays, August 22 and 29
    Regular schedule: Saturday–Sunday
    Drop in anytime during regular Museum hours; last entry at 4:15 pm

    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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    Música para Todos

    Sundays, 11:15 am

    Included with admission to Noah's Ark at the Skirball

    On Sundays, at 11:15 am, join in a musical jam session in both Spanish and English aboard Noah’s Ark at the Skirball.

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  • Hand on History

    Hands on History

    Regular schedule: Sundays, 12:00–2:00 pm, through June 30
    Summer schedule: Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00–2:00 pm, July 6–September 1

    Get a real feel for the ancient world! Be on the lookout for a cart that will pop up around the Museum. 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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    Inscape Interactive

    A Fashion Experience

    Sunday, June 23, 3:00 pm

    See a special family-friendly excerpt of the Bella Lewitzky dance work Inscape that features Los Angeles companies Luminario Ballet and Pennington Dance Group wearing costumes designed by Rudi Gernreich. An interactive exploration of the costumes follows the performance.

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  • BODYTRAFFIC

    BODYTRAFFIC

    Saturday, July 6, 12:00 and 2:00 pm

    Be inspired by this internationally recognized contemporary dance troupe, named “the company of the future” by The Joyce Theater Foundation. 

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    CONTRA-TIEMPO

    Sunday, July 7, 12:00 and 2:00 pm

    Expand your imagination with this bold, multilingual Los Angeles-based dance company creating physically intense and politically astute performance work. Founded by Artistic Director Ana Maria Alvarez, CONTRA-TIEMPO creates a new physical, visual, and sonic vocabulary that collages salsa, Afro-Cuban, hip-hop, and contemporary dance with theater, compelling text, and original music to bring dynamic multimodal experiences to the concert stage.

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    Hip Hop Fundamentals

    Saturday, July 13, 12:00 and 2:00 pm

    Get down with Hip Hop Fundamentals, an award-winning team of diverse professional breakdancers dedicated to hip-hop education Driven to inspire audiences and participants of all ages,

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    Story Pirates

    Sunday, July 14, 12:00 and 2:00 pm

    Hailed as "crazy entertaining" by The Daily Show's Jon Stewart, the Story Pirates will keep you doubled over laughing with their Greatest Hits Show, a hilarious sketch comedy musical.

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    Archaeology Field School

    A Summer Day Camp

    Tuesdays and Wednesdays, July 16, 17, 30, and 31, 10:00 am–3:00 pm

    Per daylong session: $70 General; $60 Members

    Adventure awaits! Don’t miss this summer series of fun daylong camp sessions focused on archaeology of the ancient world. At the Skirball’s Archaeology Field School, you’ll journey back in time to study ancient writing, trade, and even tombs!

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    Rick Huddle

    Saturday, July 20, 12:00 and 2:00 pm

    Parents and children, laugh, sing, and play your way to a deeper understanding of each other with Open Up & Say HA!, a storytelling, audience participation, and music performance by Rick Huddle.

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  • Las Colibri

    Las Colibrí

    Sunday, July 21, 12:00 and 2:00 pm

    With their warm vocal harmonies and unique musical arrangements, this all-female string ensemble brings a contemporary twist to traditional mariachi music.

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    Rhythm Child

    Saturday, July 27, 12:00 and 2:00 pm

    In an energizing blend of soul, reggae, and ska, Rhythm Child reinterpret classics and perform an array of new, uplifting, and educational songs to engage the whole family.

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    STC Foundation

    Sunday, July 28, 12:00 and 2:00 pm

    This performance will feature dancers of all ages—some as young as five!—and will take the audience on a journey through the stunning and beautiful history of Chinese culture, all while encouraging self-confidence and positivity among the viewers. ​STC Foundation was established to promote the appreciation of Asian arts and culture and enrich the community. 

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    Zingarella

    Saturday, August 3, 12:00 and 2:00 pm

    Janice & Melinda—founding members of LA-based bands Mostly Kosher and Sugar Rum Tantrum—return to the Skirball as Zingarella following their raucous performance at the Skirball’s Hanukkah Festival last winter. Their summer amphitheater show will be a troubadour-inspired journey of street fiddle and stompy accordion folk that is fueled by a mix of protest song, klezmer, and high-energy gypsy-blues. Filled with costume and instrument changes and plenty of turns in the road, their show tells the tale of two traveling vagabonds in a cross-country expedition from high art to low art.

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    Victoria Burnett

    Saturday, August 4, 12:00 and 2:00 pm

    The Washington DC–born, SoCal-based storyteller and vocalist Victoria Burnett fuses stories and music to capture the imaginations of each audience member by way of folktales, tall tales, African American tales, multicultural stories from different countries, personal stories, and what she calls "WHOOPERS.”

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  • california feetwarmers

    California Feetwarmers

    Saturday, August 10, 12:00 and 2:00 pm

    Big Band meets Dixieland in the California Feetwarmers, a boisterous eight-piece ensemble who pay homage to New Orleans music of the ’20s.

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    Aaron Nigel Smith

    Sunday, August 11, 12:00 and 2:00 pm

    Don’t miss this collection of lively, original reggae tunes, along with Jamaican and African folk songs performed by Aaron Nigel Smith.

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    Nathalia and Friends

    Saturday, August 17, 12:00 and 2:00 pm

    Nathalia and Friends invite families to move and groove to an eclectic mix of bilingual sing-alongs, ranging in style from rock and cumbia to jazz and reggaeton.

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    Syncopated Ladies

    Sunday, August 18, 12:00 and 2:00 pm

    Close out the season with the all-female tap dance band Syncopated Ladies. Founded by Emmy Award–nominated tap dancer and choreographer Chloe Arnold, the group has been praised by megastar Beyoncé for their tap dance tribute to her hit song “Formation.”

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    Sensory Friendly Hours

    Sensory Friendly Hours resume Friday, September 6. Check back for more dates, including new Sunday offerings, soon!

    Included with admission to Noah's Ark at the Skirball

    During the hours listed above, the Skirball welcomes all visitors to enjoy a Noah’s Ark experience specially designed for guests with autism spectrum disorders, sensory-processing differences, and other developmental disabilities. Expect a reduced number of visitors, quieter galleries, and relaxed music and story times. Noise-dampening headphones, sensory bags, and lanterns for low-light sensitivity are available to borrow.

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