• The Builder and the Dove performance

    The Builder and the Dove: A Puzzle Adventure

    Fridays, 3:40 pm

    Included with admission to Noah's Ark at the Skirball

    Premiere! Join the quest to unlock the mysterious connections between us all in this live reimagining of the timeless flood story created by Mister & Mischief.

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  • Family Art Studio

    Family Art Studio

    Regular schedule: Saturday–Sunday (except December 15)
    Winter schedule: Tuesday–Sunday, December 24–January 12
    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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  • archaeology dig

    Archaeology Dig

    Regular schedule: Saturday–Sunday (except December 15)
    Winter schedule: Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, December 26–January 12
    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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  • Hanukkah Festival

    Hanukkah Festival

    Sunday, December 15, 11:00 am–4:00 pm
    (Museum doors and will call open at 10:00 am.)

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

    Celebrate the Jewish festival of lights, while enjoying music, dance, storytelling, art making, and tasty treats! Performances

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  • musica para todos

    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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  • toddler sing-along

    Toddler 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. Caregivers, babies, and young children will learn songs and lap games, meeting new friends as they sing, move, and play together.

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  • story time at noah's ark

    Story Time

    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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  • Dancing aboard Noah's Ark

    Music and Dance

    Thursdays, 2:30 pm

    Included with admission to Noah's Ark at the Skirball

    Play music and dance with family and friends aboard Noah’s Ark.

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  • Hand on History

    Hands on History

    Sundays, 12:00–2:00 pm

    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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  • Inside Out

    Inside Out

    Thursday, December 26, 12:30 and 2:30 pm

    FREE

    After young Riley and her family move, she experiences conflicting emotions about how to navigate a new city, house, and school.

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  • Horton Hears a Who

    Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!

    Thursday, January 2, 12:30 and 2:30 pm

    FREE

    Horton, an elephant, hears a cry for help coming from a tiny speck of dust and becomes determined to offer aid despite his naysaying friends.

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  • Toy Story

    Toy Story

    Thursday, January 9, 12:30 and 2:30 pm

    FREE

    A cowboy named Woody is Andy’s favorite toy until space ranger Buzz Lightyear comes into their lives. When the two toys get lost, the unlikely duo will have to work together to find Andy.

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    Sensory Friendly Hours

    Wednesdays, December 11; January 15, 22, and 29; February 5, 12, 19 and 26; and March 4, 11, 18, and 25; 3:30–5:00 pm
    Sundays, January 12, March 15, May 17, 10:00–11:30 am

    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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    Museums Free-for-All

    Saturday, January 25

    FREE

    Gain complimentary admission to the Skirball galleries as part of the annual Museums Free-for-All, a joint effort by over forty local museums to present art and culture to the diverse communities of Southern California for FREE.

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  • Noah's Ark After Dark

    Pajama Party!

    Saturdays, March 14 and May 30, 5:30–9:30 pm

    Save the dates! Program registration opens winter/spring 2020.

    Spend an evening with your favorite animal friends aboard Noah’s Ark. Adults and kids, wear your favorite PJs and play with puppets, tell stories, and make new friends. Enjoy a tasty dinner together and have loads of fun!

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  • Puppet Festival 2019

    Skirball Puppet Festival

    Sunday, April 26, 10:00 am–4:00 pm

    Save the date! Ticket sales open spring 2020.

    Celebrate the art of puppetry and the magic of storytelling at the Skirball’s ninth annual Puppet Festival! This campus-wide, daylong festival features new and classic tales told with a variety of puppets, live music, and art making. It brings together talented puppeteers and artists from across the country, working in a range of cultural and artistic styles.

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