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

Skirball Cultural Center

Plan Your Visit

Advance reservations are recommended. If you’d like to walk up, please note the Noah’s Ark schedule.

One-hour time slots offered:
Thu–Fri, 12:00 and 3:00 pm
Sat–Sun, 10:00 am, 1:00, and 3:00 pm

An Ark for All icon of Noah's Ark

Download Our App

Download our FREE mobile app, An Ark for All, to preview your visit and plan your activities. The app is developed for families with developmental disabilities and young children. Available in the App Store and on Google Play.



  • $12 General
  • $9 Seniors, Full-Time Students with ID, and Children over 12*
  • $7 Children 2–12
  • FREE to Members and Children under 2
  • FREE to all on Thursdays
  • Reservations recommended
  • Includes general admission

*TeenTix LA Passholders get in for $5 with code 99930 (max of 2 tickets per order)

Masking Policy

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

Balck and white penguin carved out of wood wearing a mask

About Noah's Ark

"Extraordinary … A celebration of play, inspiring fascination, reviving wonder."—New York Times

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.

Children climbing on ropes in the interior of Noah's ark

Explore Outdoors

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

three different images right next to each other; one of a fox puppet interacting with two girls, one father and daughter in a sandbox digging for artifacts like pottery, and a craft table with father and son crafting.

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.

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.
  • Shop Audrey’s Museum Store and its satellite Noah’s Ark Store, which carries children’s books, puppets, toys, and games that celebrate the natural world and its wondrous, wild, wooly, scaly, and leafy inhabitants!

More to Explore

Welcome to Noah’s Ark at the Skirball™

Mindful Moment: Storm

Noah's Ark at the Skirball

Noah's Ark Brochures

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.”

Mother holding young daughter dancing and smiling outside during a festival

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