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Skirball Cultural Center

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Neighborhood: Westside
History museums, Specialty museums, Museums
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Address: 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone Number: 310-440-4500
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12:00 pm - 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
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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Diversity and culture: fun for all ages

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Beverly M
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Los Angeles, California
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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32 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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95 reviews 95 reviews
38 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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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
7 helpful votes 7 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
25 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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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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