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“The Skirball is fabulous for all!”

Skirball Cultural Center
Ranked #53 of 547 things to do in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
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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 Judaism and American life. Noah's Ark is an interactive playspace for families, with a separate timed admission ticket.
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“The Skirball is fabulous for all!”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

The Skirball museum is very nice, the gift shop great and the restaurant/cafe excellent (service and food). Definitely take at least one tour as the guides are informative and very knowledgeable.
The Noah's Ark is great for all, but especially for children under 10, and there is also a children's gift shop.
This museum is free every Thursday (check their website), has perfect free indoor parking, and very nice grounds with outdoor patios. Not to be missed on any tour of museums in LA.

Visited January 2012
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Los Angeles, california
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52 reviews
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“Wonderful family museum”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

The Noah's Ark exhibit is very hands-on and the kids love it. They get to climb and run around through the ark. Very good Judaica shop. Make sure you make a reservation!

Visited October 2012
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Sherman Oaks, CA
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73 reviews
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“Noah's Ark is a must for kids.”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

We spent most our time in Noah's Ark. It is a fun, amusing place with so many activities and visual beauty. Plan to spend at least an hour there. You have to buy your tickets in advance, and make reservations for a 2 hour time spot. There is a qick video before you enter the Ark--about 10 mins. The first Thursday of the month is free. Go on-line to make reservations or call.

Visited October 2012
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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813 reviews
311 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 336 helpful votes
“Delightful for Kids, Informative for Adults”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

The Skirball Cultural Center is wonderful for both kids and adults. Even adults will enjoy the innovative hands-on approach to telling the story of Noah's Ark. There are models of animals created out of recycled materials, models of animals that can be manipulated with wheels and levers, machines that generate storm sounds and lighting, many stuffed animals, and models of Noah's Ark from many countries. It's both kid- and adult-friendly. The Center also has a wonderful and well-organized collection of Judaica, starting with the beginnings of Judaism though the founding of Israel. There are exhibits that show the ceremonies associated with Jewish holidays and phases of life. There are exhibits that describe the emigration of Jews to America, the Holocaust, and the founding of Israel. When I visited there was also an exhibit about the founding of the U.S.A and an exhibit of posters from the 60's. The gift shop has an outstanding collection of crafts and books. There is a parking garage which is free. It's just up the highway form the Getty Center. Don't miss it if you are in the area.

Visited October 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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87 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Showing Life from around the World”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

This is an ever changing place of history and culture from around the world. From music concerts, authors lectures and exhibits for everyone. I was fascinated with the magicians and was there many times.
Anyone with young kids need to visit Noah's Ark. Really delightful.

Visited July 2012
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