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Skirball Cultural Center

Address: 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049 (Westside)
Phone Number: 310-440-4500
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Ranked #27 of 315 Attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, 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...
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Attraction details
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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, ca
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

In my opinion, this exhibit is great for kids under the age of 8. My kids are 2 and 4 and they enjoyed this very much. There are 3 rooms total. One with animals made out of recycled materials, one for outside the ark, and one for arts and crafts. The best part is that they can actually touch everything... More 

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Des Moines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

There Noahs Arc was a huge hit with the grandchildren. There is a great section on the Jewish culture, also

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Teaneck NJ
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99 reviews 99 reviews
25 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We happened upon the museum and visited largely because of an exhibit on Émigrés and American cinema in the 1930s and 40s. What a terrific exhibit. It was well defined and laid out. Terrific!

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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

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
19 helpful votes 19 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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35 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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128 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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