Skirball Cultural Center

The Skirball Cultural Center is a place of meeting guided by the Jewish tradition of welcoming the stranger and inspired by the American democratic ideals of freedom and equality. The Cultural Center is home to exhibitions that celebrate discovery and hope, foster human connections, and call upon us to build a more just society.

Noah’s Ark
On permanent display, this exhibit encourages children to play, climb, build, explore, and make believe –– all while exploring a floor-to-ceiling wooden ark, filled to the rafters with whimsical animals.

Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds
Opening at the end of April, this fully immersive exhibition will showcase Star Trek’s significant impact on culture, art, and technology through more than 100 rare artifacts, set pieces, and props, plus state-of-the art photo and video interactives.

“I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli
Take a delicious bite into the history and culture of Jews in America. Exploring how American Jews imported traditions, adapted culture, and built community through the experience of food, this exhibit reveals how delicatessens became cornerstones of American Jewish food culture during the past century, evolving from specialty stores catering to immigrant populations into the beloved national institutions they are today.

Family-friendly activities are held nearly every day, including family art studio, archaeology digs, sing-alongs, story times, and sensory-friendly Fridays. Visit their website for a comprehensive list of their family events.

Admission is free on Thursdays, excluding some special exhibitions.

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