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Skirball Cultural Center

2701 North Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049 (Westside)
310-440-4500
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Ranked #26 of 385 attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This museum and cultural center holds the world's fifth-largest collection of artifacts concerning Judaism and American life. Noah's Ark is an... more » Owner description: This museum and cultural center holds the world's fifth-largest collection of artifacts concerning Judaism and American life. Noah's Ark is an interactive playspace for families, with a separate timed admission ticket. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It was a lovely place to spend most of the afternoon. Exhibitions: Noah's Ark is great for kids, Ezra Jack Keats' illustrations were great fun - certainly puts a smile on anyone's face. Noah's Ark has a lovely 2-room playground for the kids. The sandwiches & salads on offer were also very delicious and you could sit outside by the... More

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San Clemente, California, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Took in the Noah's Ark exhibit recently at the Skirball---wonderful and enthralling for people of all ages...plus the museum itself is engaging, featuring a changing roster of interesting exhibits. Another bonus: the cafeteria is attractive and the portions hearty, a rarity for museum based dining.

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Jerusalem
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The permanent exhibits are still relevant and inviting. Easy to go through and each time your eye catches something else. The current temporary exhibit about Keats was fun and appropriate for all ages.

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LA
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92 reviews 92 reviews
40 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We went out of curiosity as a couple friends had taken their kids and enjoyed it. The installation called "noah's ark" was cute and creative, primarily oriented toward kids so worth a visit if you have young ones.

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Los Angeles
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have been to the Noah's Arc twice, once when my daughter was 3 years old and recently (now she is 7). I think she was more vowed when she was 3 but now as a 7 year old, she understood how they made things and why it's so impressive. It's very creative and hands on. We participated in the... More

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North Hollywood
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We visited the museum this weekend and had an awesome time. We took our one year old to explore Noah's Ark and he loved it. Everyone was very friendly and informative. He loved playing and being able to touch everything in the exhibit. Also they have an archeology dig on the second floor and the attendant was very helpful and... More

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Virginia
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164 reviews 164 reviews
91 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We visited the museum of Jewish history. It was not huge, but I learned a few things. The pattern of the Jewish diaspora was simple: allow Jews into a country because they would be of economic benefit, envy of Jewish success and prejudice would lead to persecution and segregation ending in expulsion or genocide. The good news is they haven't... More

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san diego
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141 reviews 141 reviews
57 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

But the parking was difficult. The collection so so. It's just hard to compete with Getty and others on. Museum Row.

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Los Angeles, California
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230 reviews 230 reviews
42 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

The grounds and museum space are stunning. The staff friendly. The shop fabulous. They carry many handmade and fair trade items. The museum has special traveling exhibits on an ongoing basis that are typically worth visiting. Noah's Ark is a fabulous exhibit...an amazing space for playing with and teaching children. The main exhibit not only teaches much about Jewish history,... More

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Not a typical museum about the typical life of Jews in America throughout the centuries. Noah's Ark is worth the admission price alone.

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