• Family Art Studio

    Family Art Studio

    Summer schedule: Tuesday–Sunday, June 12–August 12;
    Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, August 16–September 2

    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!

    Summer schedule: Thursday–Sunday, June 14–August 12;
    Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, August 16–September 2

    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., through June 30
    Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00–2:00 p.m., beginning July 1

    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., through June 29
    Fridays, 3:40 p.m., beginning July 6

    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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  • The Muppet Movie

    The Muppet Movie

    Friday, June 29, 8:30 p.m. (Doors at 6:30 p.m.)

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

    Calling all puppeteers (and their puppets!) to this cinematic celebration starring Jim Henson’s most beloved characters. Make a “rainbow connection” while Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, and Rowlf hit the road to find success in Hollywood.

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    Música para Todos

    Sundays, 11:15 a.m., beginning July 1

    Included with admission to Noah's Ark at the Skirball

    On Sundays, at 11:15 a.m., join in a musical jam session in both Spanish and English.

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  • Le Ballet Dembaya

    Le Ballet Dembaya

    Saturday, July 7, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    Kick off the series with Le Ballet Dembaya, a West African drum and dance company.

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  • Bula


    Sunday, July 8, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    Bula takes the amphitheater stage with Puerto Rican bomba music and dance.

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  • Labyrinth


    Friday, July 13, 8:30 p.m. (Doors at 6:30 p.m.)

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

    Dress up as your favorite character! In this cult classic, starring Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie, a teenage girl is given thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother from the Goblin King.

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  • Ina and Chazz

    Ina Buckner-Barnette and Chazz Ross

    Saturday, July 14, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    Sing, drum, and “spread your wings” with Ina Buckner-Barnette (“The Sunshine Storyteller”) and Chazz Ross on a global storytelling adventure entitled We’re Better Together.

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    Pinkturban Multibandi

    Sunday, July 15, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    These eclectic musicians—from the world music–inspired electronic record label Pinkturban—join forces to create a unique blend of Bengali folk, Indian classical, Bollywood, and electronic dance music.

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  • dana maman and friends

    Dana Maman & Friends

    Saturday, July 21, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    Entitled Ba'it, which means “home” in Hebrew, this performance by Dana Maman is an exploration of the different music, dances, and cultural expressions collected through immigration.

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  • story pirates

    Story Pirates

    Sunday, July 22, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    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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  • one grain of sand puppets

    One Grain of Sand Puppet Theater

    Saturday, July 28, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    Celebrate the strength and beauty of LA’s cultural diversity with Roar! Tiger, a fun-filled puppet show about friendship by One Grain of Sand Puppet Theater.

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  • santa monica youth orchestra

    Santa Monica Youth Orchestra

    Sunday, July 29, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    Enjoy classical music with a kick with the Santa Monica Youth Orchestra (SMYO), a dynamic organization that provides tuition-free music education to a diverse cross-section of youth in an effort to bring cultural understanding, cooperation, and peer mentorship to its participants. SMYO is a program of the Santa Monica Boys and Girls Clubs.

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  • delta nove featuring lonnie marshall

    Delta Nove Featuring Lonnie Marshall

    Saturday, August 4, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    Get up and groove with the world funk sounds of Delta Nove and the "RUBBABoX" instruments of special guest performer Lonnie Marshall.

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  • The Mudbug Brass Band

    Mudbug Brass Band

    Sunday, August 5, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    Check out the Louisiana-rooted, LA-based Mudbug Brass Band, hailed by Los Angeles magazine as a band that “can’t be missed.”

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  • la victoria

    La Victoria

    Saturday, August 11, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    Building upon strong foundations in Mexican folk music plus their everyday experiences as Chicanas living in LA, this female mariachi trio performs a sound that reflects their city.

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  • dexter story presents tezeta west

    Dexter Story Presents Tezeta West

    Sunday, August 12, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    Join composer, songwriter, arranger, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Dexter Story on a journey through Near Eastern and African music.

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  • rogue artists ensemble

    Rogue Artists Ensemble

    Saturday, August 18, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    Through hyper-theatrical puppet performances, magical video projections, and original songs, Rogue Artists Ensemble bring the Caldecott-winning book Zen Shorts to life at this performance.

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  • los cambalache

    Los Cambalache

    Sunday, August 19, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    Los Cambalache, named after the Spanish word that means “exchange,” is an East LA–based group of musicians who play son jarocho—a style of music from Veracruz, Mexico, shaped by indigenous, Spanish, and African cultures.

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  • paradigm brass

    Paradigm Brass

    Saturday, August 25, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    Celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday with the band Paradigm Brass, playing a selection of Bernstein classics.

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  • theatre source la

    Theatre Source LA

    Sunday, August 26, 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

    Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday celebration continues for the final amphitheater performance of the season. A group of cabaret performers and an accompanist from Theater Source LA will take the stage to perform your favorite songs from West Side Story, Candide, and On the Town.

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