The Skirball's annual festivals bring together people of all communities and generations to celebrate discovery and hope, foster human connections, and build a more just society.

The Skirball seeks puppetry acts for its ninth annual Skirball Puppet Festival on Sunday, April 26, 2020. Check out the Open Call for Puppetry Acts for more information.

  • 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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  • 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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