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Macaroni Hedgehog from Noah's Ark at The Skirball

Permanent exhibition for children and adults featuring a floor-to-ceiling wooden ark in an 8,000 sq ft gallery, filled with interactive stations and animals created from reused/recylced materials.

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2 by 2 was never so fun! Phenomenal interactive exhibit based on the universal tale of Noah's Ark

  • Aug 5, 2008
Ok, so wow, wow, and wow.  I'd heard great things, but this surpassed any expectations we had when we set out with toddlers in tow for a little museum fun on a Friday afternoon. 

It's HUGE, for one - with multiple rooms and an absolutely enormous ark that is really cool.  There are so many points for the kids to interact, that we may not have even hit them all!  They re-create the storm, with all sorts of gadgets and gizmos that make thunder, lightening, rain, and wind (clearly, a HUGE hit with the munchkin set). 

The animals are crafted from the MOST creative ideas ... flamingos w/ fly swatter feet and an old handbag for the body... aligators made from an old violin case and tires.. a polar bear with a claw-foot tub for a body and feet.  Really captures the imagination - the kids' and yours too! 

We'll be back for sure... for around $11, it was totally worth the insanely long trek and traffic to get up there.  It's just the right length of time for short attentions spans, with little to no chance to get bored -- who could, with puppets, rope climbing in the rafters, and even art projects to make your own ark a the end?! 

Oh... the web site says the rainbow arc at the end is just a little misty, but you won't get very wet.  Wrong.  The kids LOVED this, and ran through a dozen times.  They were soaked... throw some extra clothes in the car for sure.  Enoy!
Macaroni Hedgehog from Noah's Ark at The Skirball

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Five years inthe making and occupying an 8,000-square-foot gallery, Noah's Ark atthe Skirball welcomes children and familied. Inspired by the ancient flood story, which has parallels indiverse cultures around the world, this one-of-a-kind new destinationinvites visitors of all generations to have fun—and to connect with oneanother, learn the value of community, and help build a better world.  Inside a floor-to-ceiling wooden ark, filled to the rafters withwhimsical animals, you and your family will play, build, climb,explore, collaborate, and more.

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Unique to the Noah's Ark experience are impromptu "happenings,"surprise interactions, and drop-in activities. While visiting thegalleries, meet a puppet, create a take-home art project, or hear astory. On weekends beginning May 17, enjoy a variety of outdoor performancesin the adjoining amphitheater. Finally, complete your visit byexperiencing the outdoor rainbow mist in the arroyo park just outsidethe galleries.

$10 General, $7 Seniors and Full–Time Students
$5 Children 2–12
Free to Members and Children under 2
Includes admission to other Skirball exhibitions

Timed entry is required for all visitors, including Skirball Members.Advance tickets are recommended. Same-day tickets are extremely limitedand are not available by phone or online. Advance tickets can bepurchased through the link above or by calling (310) ...

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