Ticketing Guidelines  |  Safety Protocols

At the Skirball, we believe a welcoming environment is a safe one. The ticketing guidelines and safety protocols outlined on this page are carefully considered for the well-being of the community. We can’t wait to see you soon!

Safety protocols are subject to change. Please check this webpage and any reservation reminders before your visit for the most up-to-date and detailed information.

Ticketing Guidelines

Reserve in advance.
Advance reservations are required for all visitors. No walk-ups will be accommodated.

  • Visitor capacity is limited.
  • The entry and exit times on your ticket must be observed so that we can monitor visitor capacity, so please plan to arrive on time.

Please proceed to your desired program or exhibition page to reserve tickets. 


Read our Ticketing Methods and Policies.

Safety Protocols

Please present proof of full vaccination upon arrival (ages 12+).*

Vaccinated individuals

You are considered fully vaccinated:

  • Two weeks after your second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines
  • Or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

What counts as proof of vaccination?

*During special Noah’s Ark Immuno-Friendly Hours children under 12 must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result.

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Wear a non-cloth mask while indoors (ages 2+).

While indoors, all visitors ages 2 and up must wear a non-cloth mask at all times (except while eating or drinking), regardless of vaccination status or negative test result.  

Please wear one of the following: 

  • N95 
  • KN95 
  • KF94 
  • Surgical 

No cloth masks, neck gaiters, open chin triangle bandanas, or face coverings with valves, mesh, or holes.

Please note: Select outdoor spaces still require masks.  

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Wash and sanitize your hands frequently.
Restrooms and hand sanitizer are available for use during your visit.

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Stay home if you feel sick or have been exposed to COVID-19.
Please do not visit the Skirball if you or anyone in your party or household:

  • Is experiencing fever, chills, shortness of breath, cough, or other signs of illness
  • Has been in close contact with someone with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 within the last 14 days

If you are unwilling or unable to follow these protocols, kindly postpone your visit to the Skirball. For the health and safety of all, any visitors acting in an unsafe manner or not adhering to the protocols will be asked to leave the campus.

Questions? Please call (310) 440-4500 (press 2). Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm (PT).

What else we’re doing to help keep everyone safe:

Limited visitor capacity—The Skirball is operating at limited visitor capacity to allow for physical distance. 

Upgraded air filtration—The MERV rating of air filters has been increased and HVAC systems have been upgraded to allow for greater outside air intake and more frequent air cycle exchanges per hour per space.

Enhanced cleaning protocols—The facilities are cleaned and disinfected throughout the day using hospital-grade, environmentally safe cleaners. We are cleaning frequently touched surfaces multiple times per day as well as using electrostatic sprayers to clean hard-to-reach areas. Aboard Noah’s Ark, toys and musical instruments are rotated out and cleaned between sessions, and the entire gallery is deep cleaned each night.

Hand sanitizer stations—Hand sanitizer is available at dispensers across the campus.