• Paul Simon the park

    The Park

    Tuesday–Sunday, June 10–September 3

    This summer, kick back and relax under the sun in The Park. Inspired by the exhibition Paul Simon: Words & Music, this interactive outdoor space offers music, games, and more. Bring a picnic to enjoy on the “grass,” snap a pic of yourself playing your favorite instrument on stage, or contribute to a community art installation. Thursdays in The Park

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  • Family Art Studio

    Family Art Studio

    Summer schedule: Tuesday–Sunday, June 13–August 20
    Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, August 24–September 3
    Regular schedule: Saturdays and Sundays*

    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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  • The Nest

    Tuesday–Sunday, June 23–August 20

    Included with admission to Noah's Ark at the Skirball

    Welcome creatures to a new land through this participatory and play-based performance experience. Together with the Noah’s Ark performers, use found materials to construct homes and stories for both people and animals in the new world.

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  • Dig It!

    Summer schedule: Thursday–Sunday through August 20
    Regular Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays

    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.

    Get a real feel for the ancient world! Be on the lookout for a portable touch-cart that will pop up in Skirball spaces 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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  • girl with puppet at interactive story telling

    The Whole World Is a Narrow Bridge

    Fridays, 2:30 p.m., beginning September 1

    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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  • Grandparents Week at Noah's Ark

    Tuesday, September 5–Friday, September 15

    Walk-up tickets only (no advance tickets)

    Celebrate National Grandparents Day with a voyage aboard Noah’s Ark! Kids, bring your grandparents (or great-aunts and great-uncles) for FREE when they buy you a Noah’s Ark ticket September 5–15.

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  • Families Making Art

    Skirball Playdate: Paint the Town

    Sunday, September 24, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    Per class: $15 General for Adult/Child pair; $10 Family Members and above for Adult/Child pair

    Check out colorful paintings in Another Promised Land: Anita Brenner’s Mexico and use watercolors to express yourself.

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  • Visitors Dancing

    Skirball Harvest Festival

    Sunday, October 8, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

    FREE

    Bring in the fall harvest season and celebrate the Jewish holiday of Sukkot at this daylong festival—curated and produced in partnership with Artisanal LA, a showcase of handmade edibles and home goods. With family and friends, explore the Skirball campus transformed into a socially conscious, bustling market, offering abundant produce, an assortment of locally sourced fare, home goods, craft beer, and more.

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  • Families Making Art

    Skirball Playdate: Make Your Mark

    Sunday, October 15, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    Per class: $15 General for Adult/Child pair; $10 Family Members and above for Adult/Child pair

    Explore everyday art in Surface Tension by Ken Gonzales-Day: Murals, Signs, and Mark-Making in LA, and make your mark on an artwork to share with your own community.

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  • Sleepover on Noah's Ark

    Skirball Family Sleepover

    Saturday, October 21, 6:00 p.m.–Sunday, October 22, 9:00 a.m.

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

    Pack your PJs and spend the night aboard Noah’s Ark! Explore photographs in the fall exhibitions—Another Promised Land: Anita Brenner’s Mexicoand Surface Tension by Ken Gonzales-Day: Murals, Signs, and Mark-Making in LA—and discover how artists build and give back to their communities. Get creative and use photography to make art and tell stories with LA-based artists.

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