About Noah’s Ark
Welcome back to Noah’s Ark at the Skirball! This award-winning children's and family destination invites visitors of all generations to play, climb, build, explore, make believe, and make friends—all while exploring an eight-thousand-square-foot wooden ark, filled to the rafters with whimsical animals and new storm clouds that will spark your senses. Share in a timeless story—and together envision a better world.
Imagine yourself immersed in a favorite childhood tale, which has parallels in cultures all over the 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 baseball mitts, mop heads, and rearview mirrors.
After your hour aboard the Ark, experience surprise interactions and drop-in activities outdoors. Meet a puppet or two, hear a story in the amphitheater, explore outdoor pathways, or create a take-home art project.
"Extraordinary … A celebration of play, inspiring fascination, reviving wonder."—The New York Times
Let’s Stay Safe
The Skirball Cultural Center uses CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations to guide our policies and consulted with a specialist at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health on plans to reopen Noah’s Ark in the safest way possible. When you return, you'll notice fewer visitors in the gallery, bins to place toys after use, sanitizing wipes throughout the galleries, upgraded air filtration, and closures between daily sessions for cleaning.