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The Skirball’s Fun-Filled Summer for Kids
The Skirball Cultural Center is one of MomAngeles’ favorite places to take our kids! This summer, the Skirball is offering a host of unique and creative activities and programs for kids.
You can drop in anytime Tuesday – Sunday at the Family Art Studio to craft a unique work of art with teaching artist Nancy Konrardy-Proett and other artist educators. Each session is designed to inspire the whole family to think creatively and to work together. Project themes and materials change every week, so drop in often all summer long! Children must be accompanied by an adult. The Family Art Studio is included with your museum admission and does not require reservations.
Do you have a future archaeologist in the bunch? Stop by Archaeology Adventures, Skirball’s simulated outdoor archaeological dig and field laboratory. Slip on an archaeologist’s vest, sift and sort through sand to find hidden artifacts, weigh and examine your findings, analyze clues, and work with archaeology staff to piece together the puzzles of the past. Open Thursday – Sunday during regular museum hours (weather permitting ). This interactive adventure is included in museum admission and does not require reservations.
And of course there always Noah’s Ark at the Skirball™! Inspired by the ancient flood story, this interactive family destination welcomes visitors of all generations and teaches the values of collaboration and caretaking. Mingle with hundreds of animals, including life-sized puppets, all crafted from recycled materials and everyday objects. Your visit to Noah’s Ark is included in your museum admission, children must be accompanied by an adult and advance tickets are recommended as a limited number of people are allowed in every two hours.
During the Summer there will be numerous concerts in the Family Amphitheater. Come sing, dance, hear storytelling, experience magic and circus arts, and meet live animals at the Skirball’s beautiful outdoor amphitheater. Come see different performers each Saturday and Sunday through September 2. You won’t want to miss a show! Concerts are included in your museum admission and take place at 12:00pm and 2:00pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Upcoming performances include Kinetic Theory, Mostly Kosher, Kutturan Chamoru and many more. For a full schedule visit them online at http://www.skirball.org/programs/for-families/amphitheater-performances.
On SUnday August 19 you can join the Skirball in A Cool Celebration of the Wonders of Water at the second annual Water Day at the Skirball! This refreshing day of fun is devoted to celebrating one of our most precious commodities: water. Cool off with creative games using water in inventive ways, enjoy water-themed workshops and art activities, and learn about related environmental issues from the L.A. Zoo, Friends of the L.A. River, and Wildlife On Wheels. Enjoy hands-on interactive water experiences with Pump and Splash and see the work of bubble artist Lena Horelick! The event takes place from 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Attendance is included in museum admission. No reservations required. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
All exhibitions and programs take place at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049. www.skirball.org (310) 440-4500.
Contributed by Christina Simon, author of Beyond The Brochure: An Insider’s Guide To Private Elementary Schools in Los Angeles. She offers ongoing advice about private elementary schools at www.beyondthebrochurela.com.