• story time at noah's ark

    Story Time at Noah’s Ark

    Wednesdays, 2:30 p.m.

    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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    The Whole World Is a Narrow Bridge

    Fridays, 2:30 p.m.

    Included with admission to Noah's Ark at the Skirball

    Experience the Noah’s Ark galleries brought to life through a movement and dance piece that expresses the power of human beings to weather life’s storms by supporting one another.

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  • Girl and boy crouching in a sand pit, holding a clay pot

    Dig It!

    Saturdays and Sundays, except April 30
    Also open at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 13!

    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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  • art studio

    Family Art Studio

    Saturdays and Sundays, except April 30
    Special spring schedule: Tuesday–Sunday, April 4–16, except April 11
    Also open at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 13!

    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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  • Hand on History

    Hands on History

    Sundays, 2:00–4:00 p.m., except April 30

    Get a real feel for the ancient world! Be on the lookout for a portable touch-cart that will pop up in Skirball spaces on Sundays. 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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  • toddler sing-along

    Toddler Tuesday Sing-Along

    Tuesdays, 1:00–1:25 p.m., except April 11

    Included with admission to Noah's Ark at the Skirball

    Join our educators for circle time and singing with your little one.

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  • Puppet playdate

    Skirball Playdate: Puppet Play

    Sunday, April 9, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    $15 General for Adult/Child pair; $10 Family Members and above for Adult/Child pair

    Let your imagination run wild! Create your own puppets and tell stories in this playful, interactive morning workshop. Then enjoy special appearances by Noah’s Ark puppets and puppeteers.

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  • Skirball Puppet Festival

    Sunday, April 30, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

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

    Celebrate the art of puppetry and the power of stories at the Skirball’s annual Puppet Festival, featuring new and classic tales told with a delightful array of puppets, live music, and art making! This campus-wide, daylong festival brings together talented puppeteers and artists, working in a range of cultural and artistic styles—from shadow puppets to giant pageant puppets. A day of imaginative storytelling is sure to amaze visitors ages 2 to 102. Don’t miss the special participatory festival finale performed by Noah’s Ark storytellers and puppeteers!

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