• Group of children seated in chairs in a semi-circle around a guide at Noah's Ark exhibit

    School Tours

    Facilitated by experienced educators and docents, Noah’s Ark school tours are available via the Skirball’s school outreach program. Learn more…

  • Children helping load animal sculptures onto a conveyer belt up to the ark

    Group Visits

    Groups of 10 or more are welcome to reserve self-guided group visits to Noah’s Ark at the Skirball from September through May. These may be booked on Wednesdays and Fridays between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m.

    The per-person fees for Noah’s Ark group visits are as follows:

    $9 General, Seniors, and Full-Time Students with ID
    $6 Children 2–12
    FREE to Children under 2

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    Please note that regular admission fees are $12 General, $9 Seniors and Full-Time Students, and $7 for Children 2–12, FREE to Skirball Members and Children under 2. Skirball Members who will be part of a Noah’s Ark group visit are not entitled to FREE admission to the galleries during the visit.

    If your group meets the criteria below and you would like to book your visit, please call (310) 440-4535 Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Or email noahsgroups@skirball.org.

    Group Visit Guidelines:

    Advance reservations required—Group visits to Noah's Ark must be booked a minimum of 24 hours in advance and may only be scheduled for Wednesdays and Fridays with entry times between 1:00 and 3:30 p.m. The galleries are open until 5:00 p.m. Please note that groups will not have exclusive access to the exhibition. Due to space and staffing limitations, birthday party celebrations cannot be accommodated.

    Group size—Groups must be at least 10 people and no more than 40 people. The Skirball requires advance reservations for groups of this size to ensure space availability.

    Group composition—One adult is required for every four children. When calling to book your group, please be prepared to share the number of adults, seniors, students, and children in your group.

    Payment—A group liaison must pay by credit card at the time of booking and must pay the full cost of the group visit. The Skirball will not accept multiple credit cards for one group. There are no refunds if a group cancels its visit.

    Dining Options:

    Savor lunch at Zeidler’s Café—Zeidler’s Café is open Tuesday–Saturday, 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Beverages and desserts are served until 4:30 p.m. Reservations for groups are required. Call the café at (310) 440-4515.

    Grab a bite from Zeidler's Cart—Purchase grab-and-go gourmet sandwiches, as well as tasty sides and snacks, at Zeidler’s Cart, located adjacent to Zeidler's Café. The cart is open 11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Family-friendly options include hummus and veggies, peanut butter and jelly, fruit salad, and cookies.

    Bring your own lunch—Enjoy food brought from home at the Skirball. However, please note that food and beverages are strictly prohibited in the Museum galleries. If you are arriving for a group visit, plan to eat your lunch prior to your gallery entry time. Tables and chairs around campus may be used to eat your lunch, but they may not always be available and may not be reserved.