Ongoing | One-hour time slots available

About Noah’s Ark


Visit us aboard 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.

Immuno-Friendly Hours—Beginning in June

Thursday–Friday, 12:00–1:00 pm; Saturday–Sunday, 10:00–11:00 am

Effective June 1, the Skirball will no longer require children under 12 to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result for entry (individuals ages 12 and up must continue to do so). Knowing that many visitors appreciate this extra precaution for children, we have designated select Noah’s Ark sessions beginning in June that will continue requiring all visitors, including babies and children under the age of 12, to show proof of one of the following prior to entry:

  • A negative COVID-19 test result from the past 72 hours
  • Full vaccination

Whether members of your party are immunocompromised, you prefer this added measure, or the time slot simply works best for your schedule, all are welcome to sign up for this offering. To register, select the “IMMUNO-FRIENDLY HOURS” button on the right. 

Explore Outdoors

After your hour aboard the Ark, spend time enjoying the Skirball’s outdoor spaces. During your visit, you can:

"Extraordinary … A celebration of play, inspiring fascination, reviving wonder."—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 how to operate 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.

Visit our Ticketing Guidelines and Safety Protocols page for complete information > 

Bring the magic of Noah’s Ark home with you!

Watch award-winning videos and download lesson plans that engage young learners in storytelling and mindfulness activities inspired by the messages of Noah’s Ark at the Skirball.

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More to Explore

Watch this introductory video to The Art of Imagination, a set of engaging videos and lesson plans that allow young visitors to experience the messages of Noah’s Ark anywhere.


The Story of Noah's Ark at the Skirball

Read more about the making and mission of the Skirball's children's and family destination.

Noah’s Ark from Head to Tail

Explore Noah's Ark “from head to tail.”