Skirball Cultural Center – Noah’s Ark – Los Angeles, California

Make plans today to visit Noah’s Ark at the Skirball™, the permanent, award-winning children’s and family destination that’s the talk of the town! Play, climb, build, explore, make believe, and make friends—all while exploring a floor-to-ceiling wooden ark, filled to the rafters with whimsical animals. Share in a timeless story—and together envision a better world.

Imagine yourself immersed in a favorite childhood tale. Occupying an 8,000-square-foot gallery, Noah’s Ark at the Skirball™ welcomes children and families to take this journey together.

Inspired by the ancient flood story, which has parallels in diverse cultures around the world, this one-of-a-kind new destination invites visitors of all generations to have fun—and to connect with one another, learn the value of community, and help build a better world.

Conduct a storm, help construct the Ark, and bask in the glow of a beautiful rainbow. Mingle with hundreds of fancifully handcrafted animals—from cuddly companions to life-sized puppets—all crafted from recycled materials and everyday objects, including bottle caps, bicycle parts, baseball mitts, croquet balls, mop heads, and rearview mirrors.

Unique to the Noah’s Ark experience are impromptu “happenings,” surprise interactions, and drop-in activities. Meet a puppet or two, hear stories, join in a music jam, or create a take-home art project.

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Physical Address

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Admission **

All exhibitions, including Noah’s Ark at the Skirball, are included with Museum admission. Fees are as follows:

$12 General
$9 Seniors (65 and up), Full-Time Students with ID, and Children over 12
$7 Children 2–12
FREE to Skirball Members and Children under 2
FREE to all on Thursdays


The Skirball is proud to offer FREE admission to the Skirball Museum galleries, including Noah’s Ark at the Skirball, to the following visitors.*

  • Golden State Advantage Card (EBT Card) holders, through the Museums for All initiative (limit 6 per visit)
  • Active duty military families, as part of the Blue Star Museums program (limit 6 per visit)
  • Police officers, firefighters, clergy members, and Pre-K−12 teachers (limit varies; please inquire)
  • Visitors with Federal Disability identification (limit 1 per ID) and, if applicable, their caregiver (no ID required)

*FREE tickets may be redeemed on day of visit only (no advance tickets). Tickets are subject to availability, on a first-come, first-served basis only. Valid ID required unless otherwise stated. Other restrictions may apply.

Hours **

The Skirball Museum galleries, including Noah’s Ark at the Skirball™, are open as follows:

Tuesday–Friday, 12:00–5:00 pm
Saturday–Sunday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Closed Mondays and holidays
Last entry to Noah’s Ark is at 4:00 pm
Last entry to other Museum galleries is at 4:30 pm

In 2019, the Skirball will be closed to the public on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, January 1 (New Year’s Day)
  • Thursday, July 4 (Independence Day)
  • Wednesday, October 9 (Yom Kippur)
  • Thursday, November 28 (Thanksgiving)
  • Wednesday, December 25 (Christmas)

Tips ‘n Tricks

The Skirball Cultural Center is FREE to all on Thursdays

Tickets to all exhibitions except Noah’s Ark at the Skirball™ are available at the door on day of visit only. Advance tickets and registration for Noah’s Ark, as well as most Skirball programs and classes, are available on site, online, and by phone.

Advance tickets to Noah’s Ark are highly recommended on weekends and during school breaks, including for Members. Tickets on FREE Thursdays are first-come, first-served (no advance tickets), subject to availability, with a limit of ten tickets distributed per party. For details, visit the Ticketing page.

Discounts, coupons, and other ticket promotions may not be applied toward admission to the Skirball’s annual Hanukkah Family Festival, the Skirball Puppet Festival, and other family days.

Learn More

Ticketing Tips and GuidelinesRecommended Reading, as tickets are assigned entry times, and allow up to 90 minutes in the Noah’s Ark Gallery.

Toddler Tuesday Sing-Along – Every Tuesday, at 1:15 pm, join our educators for circle time and singing with your little one.

Story Time – Every Wednesday, at 2:30 pm, listen as flood stories from cultures around the world are brought to life through the timeless tradition of oral storytelling.

Sensory Friendly Hours – The Skirball welcomes all visitors to enjoy a Noah’s Ark experience specially designed for guests with autism spectrum disorders, sensory-processing differences, and other developmental disabilities. On select Fridays and Sundays, expect a reduced number of visitors, quieter galleries, and relaxed music and story times. Noise-reduction headphones, sensory backpacks, and lanterns for low-light sensitivity are available to borrow. View upcoming dates and learn how to buy/reserve tickets here.

Música para Todos – On Sundays, at 11:15 am, join in a musical jam session in both Spanish and English.

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