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Skirball Cultural Center

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Address: 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone Number: 310-440-4500
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Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This museum and cultural center holds the world's fifth-largest collection...
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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Noah's Ark is great for kids!

This exhibit requires timed entry tickets to ensure it is never overcrowded, but it is definitely worth the planning. The animals are all made of re-purposes materials, like the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Catherine C
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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88 reviews 88 reviews
18 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This exhibit requires timed entry tickets to ensure it is never overcrowded, but it is definitely worth the planning. The animals are all made of re-purposes materials, like the tortoise shell made of footballs or the gorilla arms made of tires. They are sturdy and all the kids to play on our around them. There are cargo nets to climb,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a must see when visiting Los Angeles. The museum is an excellent educational center. Children have their own section for learning and keeps them busy for hours.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We were recommended to come here by our new Rabbi would moved recently from LA. The parking was free but we paid per person to visit. We had stickers on that admitted us for 2 hours. First, we went to see the Noah's Ark exhibit which was really great. It showed great detail and imagination in it's uses of recycled... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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23 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Stunning facility, just up the street from the Getty museum. Check their calendar for special events and programs http://www.skirball.org/calendar

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Los Angeles, California
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I attended the docent tour of "Light and Noir" exhibit, which recounted the journey of emigres who fled Nazi Germany for the refuge of Hollywood, including actors, composers, writers and directors. The tour was well handled, the exhibit clear and informative. I've been to the Skirball to view the permanent exhibit, "Noah's Ark," which is not only fun for the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A great free attraction which is culturally enriching. Our group consisted of adults and children and there was something for all!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I am not certain where to start. This is amazing, so much to see and do. The museum exhibits cover lots of ideas, subjects and should be interesting to anyone who loves museums. I would recommend it to anyone who loves History, Art, Science, Religion. It is not a place if you have a lot of questions. If you want... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I took my 1 1/2 year-old here and it turned into a great family outing. Noah's Ark is a must see! The kids will love it. There are so many things that they can see, touch and climb on. And parents will enjoying looking at how they made all of the animals out of re-purposed materials. They also have an... More 

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The Noah's Ark exhibit is just amazing. Many interactive activities. Loved the collaboration of artists, architects, engineers. All materials are repurposed and I loved discovering how they are used. The Light et Noir exhibit is leaving soon but also worth viewing. About Hollywood in the 50s. I plan to make this a regular stop when in LA. Was parking. Small... More 

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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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