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Skirball Cultural Center

2701 North Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049 (Westside)
310-440-4500
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Ranked #27 of 310 Attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Cultural
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...
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Cultural
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I mostly like seeing their new exhibits. I've been here too many times for school field trips to get excited about their permanent exhibits. My daughter went on a few too many trips with her Jewish day school classes. It seemed to be an annual trip. She's out of college now,and wants nothing to do with it. We've had a... More 

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los angeles
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I am almost scared to write on here about Noah's ark. I don't wanted to become too popular! But this is one of the most creative, beautiful, relaxing children's museums/experiences that I know of. You get to experience these wonderful interactive installations that are composed of uniquely assembled pieces made out of every day objects. Especially nice for parents who... More 

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Pittsford
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I recently attended a large-scale event at the Skirball Cultural Center. The facilities are beautiful, and the gardens are magnificent. I was very impressed by the high quality of the food and the friendly staff.

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Scarsdale, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is a gorgeous modern jewish cultural museum. Beautiful Judaica collection. There is a room with a Noah's Ark on which children can climb and play. There are animal puppets which are plentiful. Portholes to climb up to and look out. Cranks to turn to make thunder and lightening. Crafts and children's concerts on the weekend. The Noah's Ark room... More 

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New York
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103 reviews 103 reviews
33 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We went to the Skirball for the first time this week. We did not go with children. We did not see the iconic Noah's Ark exhibit. This is a Jewish-sponsored and themed center, and what they do, they do well. The exhibit on now - for several months - is a 3-part show on immigrants to the US who fled... More 

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memorybau
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We've been to Skirball Center for the Noah's Ark exhibit multiple times. I usually come on free Thursdays or Bank of America Saturday (free for card holders). On Saturdays, they have quality shows like dancing and singing from different cultures. Don't miss the art room located downstairs. They have rotating themes and they are always good, with lots of materials... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We headed to Skirball basically just to beat the heat as it was over 107 that day. Unfortunately there were no exhibits when we visited (just the permanent exhibit and Noah's Ark) so there wasn't much to do, but we did very much enjoy the permanent exhibit on Jewish Heritage and the well done spaces throughout. A quick pop into... More 

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Elmira, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We didn't really see much other than Noah's Ark and the "Snowy Day" exhibit but those were both nice. Unfortunately we had to cut our visit short so I don't know what else was there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you have young kids this is the place to take them. Sooo much fun and thoughtful ways of exploring.

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Malibu, California, United States
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The Skirball Center has art and theater available for your enjoyment. An alternative to the Getty or downtown LA.

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