Tue–Fri, 12:00–5:00 pm
Sat–Sun, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Closed Mondays 

Skirball Cultural Center


Included with general admission

Children must be accompanied by an adult 18 and up; minimum adult/child ratio is 1:4.

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Masking Policy

Please bring a non-cloth mask to wear while indoors (ages 2+).

About the Exhibition

Journey into the past and discover what we have in common with people who lived thousands of years ago. Featuring archaeological artifacts from the ancient Near East and replicas of pieces from the renowned collections of the Israel Museum and Israel Antiquities Authority, the Discovery Center invites visitors to learn about our shared human history through the study of archaeology.

As you explore the gallery, imagine you are an archaeologist—an explorer, historian, and scientist who studies past cultures and civilizations. Search for clues in the artifacts and features that people made, built, and used thousands of years ago. Exhibits reveal ancient trade routes, burial practices, methods of communication, and more.