Hours
Tue–Fri, 12:00–5:00 pm
Sat–Sun, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Closed Mondays

Free on-site parking

Skirball Cultural Center

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Hours and Admission | Special Admission Programs | Visitor Policies | FAQs

 

Welcome to the Skirball

Skirball Cultural Center 
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90049 

(310) 440-4500, press 2 
info@skirball.org


Hours and Admission

Tuesday–Friday, 12:00–5:00 pm 
Saturday–Sunday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm 

Closed Mondays and the following dates:

  • Tuesday, March 19, 2024
  • Wednesday, June 19, 2024 
  • Thursday, July 4, 2024 
  • Thursday, October 3, 2024 
  • Saturday, October 12, 2024 
  • Thursday, November 28, 2024 
  • Wednesday, December 25, 2024 

Reservations are recommended for exhibitions and programs. Get tickets online

General Admission

$12 General 
$9 Seniors, Full-Time Students with ID, and Children over 12 
$7 Children 2–12 
FREE to Members and Children under 2 
FREE to all on Thursdays 

Included with general admission:

Specially Ticketed Exhibitions

The following offerings require timed-entry tickets. Visitors with timed-entry tickets to the exhibitions listed below may also enjoy offerings included with general admission (see above) throughout the day of their visit.

THIS LIGHT OF OURS: ACTIVIST PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT | Buy/Reserve online | Includes general admission
 

$18 General 
$15 Seniors, Full-Time Students with ID, and Children over 12
$13 Children 2–12 
FREE to Members and Children under 2
FREE to all on Thursdays

NOAH’S ARK AT THE SKIRBALL | Buy/Reserve online
Ongoing | Ninety-minute time slots offered | Includes general admission
 

$12 General 
$9 Seniors, Full-Time Students with ID, and Children over 12
$7 Children 2–12 
FREE to Members and Children under 2
FREE to all on Thursdays

Streamlined Ticket Prices 

Effective March 1, 2024, General Admission tickets will now provide visitors access to all exhibitions on view at the Skirball. 

Visitors who would like to board Noah’s Ark, which requires timed entry, are still asked to purchase tickets directly to Noah’s Ark. A ticket to Noah's Ark is the same price as General Admission and will include access to our other galleries as well.

$18 General 
$13 Seniors, Full-Time Students with ID, and Children 2–17
FREE to Members and Children under 2 
FREE to all on Thursdays


Special Admission Programs

The Skirball is pleased to offer FREE or discounted admission to the visitors listed below.

If reserving tickets online, enter the applicable promo code at checkout. Eligibility will be verified upon your arrival, so be prepared to show a valid ID (unless otherwise stated).

  • Golden State Advantage Card (EBT Card) holders, through the Museums for All initiative (each with five guests) | Promo code 99917
  • Essential workers as determined by the State of California—including emergency services, healthcare, grocery stores, city operations and maintenance, social services, public transit, and delivery services—(each with one guest) | Promo code 99921
  • Pre-K through Grade 12 teachers (each with one guest) | Promo code 99957
  • Clergy members and first responders (each with one guest) | Promo code 99918
  • Active duty military service members (each with one guest) | Promo code 99919
  • Visitors with Federal Disability identification (limit one per ID) and, if applicable, their caregiver (no ID required) | Promo code 99920
  • North American Reciprocal Museum Association, Council of American Jewish Museums, and Museum Alliance Reciprocal Program members (free for up to four people per membership) | Promo code 99923
  • Association of Children’s Museums members (50% off for up to six people per membership) | Promo code 99784
  • TeenTix LA Passholders ($5 admission, max of 2 tickets per order, select “Full-Time Student” at checkout) | Promo code 99927 for changing exhibitions or code 99930 for Noah's Ark

The Bank of America Museums on Us program offers FREE admission to Bank of America cardholders on the first weekend of each month. Bank of America, Merrill, or Bank of America Private Bank (U.S. Trust) credit or debit cardholders are required to present their ticket, active credit or debit card, and photo ID. Reservations are strongly recommended. To reserve, please call us at (310) 440-4535. Additional guests are required to purchase tickets separately; complimentary tickets only apply to the cardholder.  


Visitor Policies

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult 18 and up. The minimum adult/child ratio is 1:4.
  • Reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Membership does not guarantee the availability of reservations.
  • Skirball photography—The Skirball regularly conducts photography and filming during public hours with the intention to use the photos and film footage for noncommercial, educational, and promotional purposes. By being present during these activities, you consent to the use of your appearance, likeness, and voice by the Skirball Cultural Center and its licensees in all media, worldwide, in perpetuity.
  • Personal photography—Visitors are encouraged to take non-flash photographs or short videos—for personal, noncommercial use only—using hand-held cameras or smartphones. Leave selfie sticks, tripods, light stands, camera drones, and other prohibited equipment at home. Photography and videography may be prohibited inside changing exhibitions. Please check signs or consult with a Skirball team member before taking footage in these galleries.
  • Phone calls—As a courtesy to fellow visitors, mobile phone conversations should be conducted outside of the galleries.
  • Smoking—For the health and safety of all, the Skirball campus is a smoke-free environment except in designated areas. If you wish to smoke, please ask a Skirball team member where smoking is permitted.

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Visitor FAQs

Review our commonly asked questions. For further assistance or clarification, please call (310) 440-4500 or email info@skirball.org.

General

Can I bring my own food and drink when visiting the Skirball?

Yes! Visitors are permitted to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy in our outdoor spaces. You may also dine at one of our on-site establishments. Food and beverages are not permitted inside the Museum galleries.

Are electric vehicle (EV) chargers available on site?

Yes! Electric vehicle charging stations are located on L1 in the North Parking garage and P3 in East Parking garage. There is a four-hour time limit for use of these stations, which are reserved for vehicles in the process of charging only. Charging fees apply.

Is there somewhere I can store my belongings if I don’t want to carry them with me?

Yes! Visitors may secure personal items in lockers, located on the lower level of the Main Entrance. To access a locker, please check in at the lobby security desk.

Do I need a reservation to visit the museum?

Walk-ups are welcome, but the only way to guarantee entry is to reserve tickets in advance. We especially recommend making advance reservations on FREE Thursdays and for Noah’s Ark on the weekends. Please note that same-day reservations cannot be made online.

Can I bring my pet to the Skirball?

ADA-certified service animals are welcome; pets are not permitted.

Do you have wheelchairs to borrow?

Yes! A limited number of wheelchairs are available for check-out on a first-come, first-served basis at the lobby desk in the Main Entrance and at the security kiosk in the North Parking garage. If you are parking in the East Parking garage and require a wheelchair, please call (310) 440-4676 in advance so that a security guard may be ready to assist you upon your arrival. To check out a wheelchair, you must leave an ID with Skirball personnel.

I lost something during my visit. Who can I contact to find it?

Please email info@skirball.org or call (310) 440-4676.

I work with an organization having a fundraiser, how can I request the donation of an auction item?

We offer a Member-for-a-Day Pass to organizations seeking auction items. To be considered, please fill out our online submission form here.

Ticketing

How do I access my tickets purchased online?

A confirmation email that includes a link to download your e-tickets will be sent a few minutes following your transaction. If you do not see the confirmation email in your inbox, please check your spam folder. Do not hesitate to reach out to info@skirball.org with any questions.

How can I cancel or reschedule my reservation?

Please contact info@skirball.org or call (310) 440-4596.

I am running late for my Noah's Ark reservation time. Is there a grace period for entry?

For Noah’s Ark, visitors have ninety minutes from the time of their ticket, and you may enter at any point during your ninety-minute timeslot. Please keep in mind, arriving late means you will have less time to enjoy Noah’s Ark.

Can I get same-day tickets online?

Same-day General Admission tickets can be purchased online until 12:00 pm during the week and until 10:00 am on the weekends. 

Same-day tickets to Noah's Ark cannot be purchased online. Limited same-day tickets to Noah's Ark can be purchased in person on a first-come, first-served basis.

How many tickets can I get at one time?

Up to 10 tickets can be purchased on our website at one time.

How do I add tickets to my order?

You can place an additional order online to most easily add tickets. There are no service fees for online orders. 

Or email info@skirball.org or call (310) 440-4596 for assistance.

Can I send someone else to collect my tickets if I am unable to come?

Yes. Please forward your e-tickets to the person visiting and share with them the name that the tickets are held under. Alternatively, you may email info@skirball.org to have the name on the order changed.

Can I get a group discount if I purchase multiple tickets?

We offer discounts for groups of 10 or more for our exhibition Visions and Values. Find pricing and information here.

Noah's Ark

Can I have my child’s birthday party in Noah’s Ark?

We are flattered by your interest, but we do not allow birthday parties in Noah’s Ark. If you would like to hold a birthday party at the Skirball, please contact Hospitality and Private Events for more information.

What age is Noah’s Ark designed for?

Noah’s Ark is for all ages, those young and young at heart. The most engagement can be expected for ages 2 to 9.

Is Noah’s Ark a religious exhibition?

The exhibition is a secular experience inspired by the Noah’s Ark story. For us, the story is about surviving the challenges life throws our way by getting along and working together.

As it turns out, Noah’s Ark is just one of hundreds of flood stories from around the world. In some tales, the ark is a walnut shell; in others, a hollowed-out pumpkin. But they all have huge storms, safe shelters, and new beginnings.

Programs

Do Skirball programs have assigned seats?

No. All our programs are general seating, first-come, first-served.

Will there be food and drink available during Skirball programs?

During many programs, food and drinks are available for purchase. Please email programs@skirball.org or info@skirball.org to inquire about a specific program.

I haven’t received the Zoom link for my online class/program. Who can I contact?

Please first check the spam folder of the email address you used to register for the class/program. The link will also be re-sent on the day of your class. If you still cannot find the link on the day of the class, email adulteducation@skirball.org.

Members

How do I become a Member?

Thank you for your interest in Skirball Membership! There are several ways to join: 

  • Online: Join here.
  • Phone: Call our general phone line (310) 440-4500 or our Membership department directly at (310) 440-4599.
  • In-Person: Become a Member at the lobby desk during Museum hours.
What benefits does a Member receive?

We have a variety of membership levels, some that receive different benefits. You can find information about levels and benefits, here.

How do I get my Member discount on tickets?

When you go to reserve tickets online, you need to sign in to your membership account to receive your Member discount. Look for detailed instructions on the check-out page. The number of reservations you are eligible to make depends on your membership level.

I am a Skirball Member, do I need to reserve tickets in advance?

Walk-ups are welcome, but the only way to guarantee entry is to reserve tickets in advance. We especially recommend making advance reservations for Noah’s Ark on the weekends. FREE Thursdays tend to fill up quickly, so we encourage Members to either make an advance reservation or take advantage of their year-round FREE admission on other days of the week when you can expect a more relaxed gallery experience.

Please note that same-day reservations cannot be made online.

I lost my membership card. How can I get a new one?

Please email membership@skirball.org for assistance, but note that we are happy to look up your membership at the front desk with an ID. 

For all other Membership related questions, visit our full Membership FAQs or email membership@skirball.org.

Private Events

Can I host my private event at the Skirball?

Absolutely! We have many beautiful locations and facilities at the Skirball for a variety of events, no matter how big or small. You can submit an inquiry here.

Support

How can I speak to someone directly?

Please call our general information line (310) 440-4500 to speak to someone directly. If you cannot reach a Skirball representative immediately, please leave a message and your call will be returned within 24 hours.

Something on the website isn’t working or I’ve found a broken link. How can I let someone know?

Please email info@skirball.org with this information.

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