• Family Art Studio

    Family Art Studio

    Regular schedule: Saturdays and Sundays, except April 29
    Spring break schedule: Tuesday–Sunday, March 27–April 1, and Thursday, April 5

    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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  • Dig It!

    Regular schedule: Saturdays and Sundays, except April 29
    Spring break schedule: Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, March 29–April 8

    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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  • Hand on History

    Hands on History

    Sundays, 2:00–4:00 p.m., except April 29

    Get a real feel for the ancient world! Be on the lookout for a cart that will pop up near the main lobby 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 sing-along

    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

    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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  • The Whole World Is a Narrow Bridge

    Fridays, 3:30 p.m.*

    Included with admission to Noah's Ark at the Skirball

    Experience the Noah’s Ark galleries brought to life through a movement and dance piece that expresses the power of human beings to weather life’s storms by supporting one another.

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  • family sleepover

    Skirball Family Sleepover

    Sold out!—Saturday, March 10, 6:00 p.m.–Sunday, March 11, 9:00 a.m.
    Just added!—Saturday, April 7, 6:00 p.m.–Sunday, April 8, 9:00 a.m.

    $55 General (Adult or Child); $45 Members (Adult or Child)

    Discover your inner animal while spending the night aboard Noah’s Ark! Use a variety of repurposed materials to design an animal-themed accessory for your pajamas with guest artists iris yirei hu and laub. Then bring your animal to life by playing games, telling stories, and participating in loads of nighttime fun!

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  • zootopia


    Thursday, March 29, 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.


    FREE family film! Enter an imaginative world where animals live in cities just like us! This story not only entertains but also embraces the ideas of community and acceptance.

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  • puppet fest 2018

    Skirball Puppet Festival

    Sunday, April 29, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

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

    Celebrate the art of puppetry and the power of imagination at the Skirball’s annual Puppet Festival! This campus-wide, daylong festival features new and classic tales told with a variety of puppets, live music, and art making. Don’t miss appearances by Bob Baker Marionette Theater, Animal Cracker Conspiracy, Leslie K. Gray, and other esteemed puppeteers from around the country.

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