Ticketing Methods and Policies
Tickets to all exhibitions except Noah’s Ark at the Skirball™ are available at the door on day of visit only. Advance tickets and registration for Noah’s Ark, as well as most Skirball programs and classes, are available on site, online, and by phone.
Note: Noah’s Ark tickets on FREE Thursdays are available on a walk-up basis only and distributed first-come, first-served, subject to availability (no advance tickets), with a limit of ten tickets distributed per party. Same-day tickets to Noah's Ark are also available on a walk-up basis only, subject to availability (no advance tickets).
Toddler ticket policy: No need to reserve advance Noah’s Ark tickets for children under 2. Toddler tickets will be distributed at the admissions desk when you claim the rest of your party’s advance tickets.
On site—Buy advance tickets to Noah's Ark and other programs in person at the Skirball admissions desk: Tuesday–Friday, 12:00–4:30 p.m., and Saturday–Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. No service charges apply. For evening programs, tickets are available at Will Call one hour before the program's start time, subject to availability.
Online—Buy/reserve advance tickets or register for classes online by clicking on the appropriate buttons on pages throughout this website. No service charges apply. Note: If you are using Internet Explorer, please ensure that you are in Compatibility Mode.
Phone—Charge by phone by calling (310) 440-4500 and pressing 2, or (877) SCC-4TIX or (877) 722-4849. Phone orders may be placed Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Service charges may apply.
- Except for adult education class fees (see next bullet): ALL SALES ARE FINAL; NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.
- Adult education class fees must be paid prior to the first session, and are fully refundable if you cancel your registration at least 24 hours prior to the first session. After that date, all sales are final, with no refunds or exchanges. Classes may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment. You will be notified if your class has been canceled, and arrangements will be made to process a refund.
- No late seating for performances, readings and talks, or film screenings. Please arrive in time to claim your tickets and take your seats before the program begins. After the published start time, unclaimed seats may be sold. All unclaimed reserved tickets for free programs may be released fifteen minutes before the event's scheduled start time and made available to other patrons. Arrive early to prevent the loss of your reservation.
- When claiming Member tickets at Will Call, please be prepared to show Skirball Member ID.
- To ensure a safe and pleasant visitor experience, all Noah's Ark ticketholders are assigned an entry time permitting up to ninety minutes in the galleries.
- The minimum adult/child ratio for Noah's Ark ticketholders is ¼. This policy will be enforced at at the admissions desk when you claim your timed-entry tickets.
- Member discounted rates for adult education classes are limited to two Members per membership.
Skirball Members and Noah's Ark ticket buyers may benefit from a few handy ticketing tips.
Members only—Save on service charges by booking online! When you are ready to place tickets into your cart for an online purchase or reservation, click on the sign-in link at the top of the page and enter the e-mail address and password associated with your membership account. If you do not recall your password, click on the “Forgot your password?” link to create a new one. If you are a new Member without an online account, create one now by clicking the “Create an Account” link and following the prompts. To confirm which e-mail address is associated with your membership or if you recently joined on site, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and a Skirball representative will get back to you. In order to apply Member discounts, don’t forget to sign in before placing your order!.
Noah's Ark at the Skirball—Advance tickets are highly recommended on weekends and during school holidays for all Noah's Ark visitors, including Members. Remember: Noah's Ark tickets on FREE Thursdays are available on a walk-up basis only and distributed first-come, first-served, subject to availability (no advance tickets), with a limit of ten tickets distributed per party. Same-day tickets to Noah's Ark are also available on a walk-up basis only, subject to availability (no advance tickets).