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Skirball Cultural Center

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Neighborhood: Westside
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Address: 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone Number: 310-440-4500
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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

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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Great exhibits and dining spot

Different exhibits focusing on many aspects of history. Over have specialty lectures relating to exhibits. Docent tours available. Dining locations have a variety of foods- good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago

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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Different exhibits focusing on many aspects of history. Over have specialty lectures relating to exhibits. Docent tours available. Dining locations have a variety of foods- good for lunch or just a coffee/tea. Location has many places for a quiet reflection or a small gathering .

Thank FranChasen
Los Angeles, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the exhibition Manzanar; the Wartime Photographs in the Skirball Center is one of the most recommendable cultural activities that you can do in Los Angeles. This exhibition displays pictures took by the photographer Ansel Adams in the camp of Manzanar, which is about 3 hours away from LA, and it was used by the American government as an incarceration... More 

Thank FernandodeMarcos
Clover, South Carolina
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While in Los Angeles, visiting our daughter and her family, we had an opportunity to take our almost four year old twin (a boy and a girl) grandchildren on "adventures" twice a week. The Skirball Cultural Center...with it's Noah's Ark exhibit became an immediate and often requested place to go! With the many hands-on and interactive opportunities it offers, Noah's... More 

Thank Mary Jo S
los angeles, CA
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93 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for the Ansel Adams exhibit. This is my first visit to the Center and I find the place very enchanting. The surrounding was pleasant and relaxing despite being so close to the freeway. I especially enjoyed the Noah's Ark, who said its for kids only. I think the adults would enjoy it too as everything is cleverly designed... More 

Thank RRla
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55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a gem of a Museum! And it's really so much more than that. Performance spaces (inside and out). A great little cafe. All sorts of permanent and temporary exhibits. GORGEOUS outdoor spaces. Lots and lots of free parking. Yes, FREE parking in West L.A. Check the hours before you go, and then, JUST GO!! And bring the kids and... More 

Thank frankellen178
Woodland Hills,CA
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168 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has kept me going back a few times. I can't recommend it enough. It is great for children, maybe up to 7-8 yrs old. Love it! I have also gone to a few concerts, indoors and out. Their website is very user friendly and if you sign up for the newsletter , you get emails ahead so you can... More 

Thank freemaee
Virginia, USA
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180 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We went on Thursday - each Thursday is free so you cannot beat the price! Beautiful facility, very helpful staff.in addition to the permanent exhibits they had wonderful exhibits related to the Japanese Internment camps in the US during the 1949's. We did two docent-lead tours and they were wonderful. The facility is beautiful and well laid out, with a... More 

1 Thank BobFV1
Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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118 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

current exhibits focus on the injustice and human cost associated with the mistreatment of west-coast Japanese-American citizens in WWII. the permanent exhibits describe the Jewish community and its history. Access to the center is easy, including Metro buses which stop about a block away. parking is easy. there is a restaurant that serves a variety of tasty dishes. clearly, worth... More 

1 Thank jeffrey k
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

The wartime photographs of Ansel Adams show the stark reality of the displacement of Japanese Americans during the early days of World War II. The permanent collection is well worth the visit by itself.

1 Thank Jim609
Los Angeles, California
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1,758 reviews
1,155 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

The Skirball has definitely upped the cultural ante in LA with its varied depth of speakers and performances. World class personalities routinely are presented and the smaller scale adds ambiance and intimimacy. Wonderful events presented nicely! You'll enjoy. ...

1 Thank David B L

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