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    Archaeology Dig

    Saturday–Sunday, plus Thursdays through August 11

    Included with general admission

    Imagine you are an archaeologist at the Archaeology Dig! Sift and sort to find replicas of ancient artifacts buried beneath the sand, weigh and examine your findings, and analyze clues to discover what we have in common with people who lived three thousand years ago.

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    Outdoor Art Making


    Included with general admission

    Enjoy one-of-a-kind art projects themed around Skirball exhibitions, Jewish traditions, and the importance of caring for the world. Reinforcing the values of collaboration and community, These grab-and-go activities can be done anytime during your visit or taken home. Monthly Projects Through August 14—Wearable Spice Accessory
    Pass me a pickle, please! With a nod to "I'll Have What She's Having": The Jewish Deli, create wearable art inspired by the spices and herbs used for curing and pickling. Beginning August 18—Banners of Support
    Let your message be heard! Make a mini banner inspired by Talking Back to Power: Projects by Aram Han Sifuentes that supports a cause that is important to you.

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    Story Time in the Amphitheater

    Tuesday–Friday, 1:00 and 4:00 pm
    Saturday–Sunday, 11:00 am, 2:00, and 4:00 pm

    Included with general admission

    Join us for interactive Story Time in the outdoor Ziegler Amphitheater to hear flood tales from around the world. Through vibrant storytelling and participatory elements like movement and call-and-response, your little ones’ imaginations will run wild as they become part of the story.

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    Bloco Obini

    Sunday, July 10, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

    Advance reservations are required. Select ticketing options to see pricing.

    Kicking off the Family Amphitheater Performances series is Bloco Obini, an all-queen drum ensemble of artists, activists, teachers, and students celebrating African culture! Be uplifted by their Afro Brazilian bloco-style beats and feel the power of drumming with music that heals, educates, and empowers.

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    Sunday, July 17, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

    Advance reservations are required. Select ticketing options to see pricing.

    Jump to the rhythm! Upstream combines reggae, calypso, soca, and steel drum music to create exhilarating tunes that pay homage to their Caribbean roots. At the heart of their music is a message of love and positivity.

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    Las Colibrí

    Sunday, July 24, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

    Advance reservations are required. Select ticketing options to see pricing.

    Las Colibrí (Spanish for “the hummingbirds”) is an all-female mariachi ensemble. With a lovely blend of vocal harmonies, vibrant energy, and traditional mariachi instrumentation, Las Colibrí will be sure to get you singing and dancing.

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    Dancing Storytellers

    Indian Mythology and Me

    Sunday, July 31, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

    Advance reservations are required. Select ticketing options to see pricing.

    This dynamic duo weaves foot rhythms, hand gestures, and performance into an interactive exploration of Indian mythology found in South Asia. Become a part of the story as you explore empathy and the power of expression using Indian dance forms.

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    Noah's Ark After Dark

    Pajama Party!

    Saturday, August 6, 5:00–9:00 pm

    $40 General (adult or child); $30 Members (adult or child); FREE to Children under 2; Register by Wednesday, August 3

    Spend an evening with your favorite animal friends after-hours aboard Noah’s Ark. Adults and kids, wear your PJs and play with puppets, climb into the rafters, make new friends, and celebrate the summer. Enjoy a tasty dinner together, hear a story under the stars, and have an arkload of fun!

    Space is limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult 18 and up and vice versa; minimum adult/child ratio is 1:4.

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