The Skirball Cultural Center is currently open to visitors with advance reservations to exhibitions and programs. 

We use recommendations from the Center for Disease Control, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and the American Academy of Pediatrics to guide our COVID-19 safety policies. As you make plans to visit, be sure to read the following guidelines and protocols carefully.

Ticketing Guidelines

Safety Protocols

Ticketing Guidelines

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RESERVE IN ADVANCE—Advance reservations are required of all visitors except for children under 2 (toddler tickets will be distributed at visitor check-in when you claim your timed-entry tickets). No walk-ups will be accommodated.

  • Visitor capacity is limited.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult 18 and up; minimum adult/child ratio is ¼.
  • Reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Membership does not guarantee availability of reservations.

PLAN TO ARRIVE AT THE START OF YOUR RESERVATION—You may only experience Noah’s Outdoor Explorers, Noah’s Ark at the Skirball (reopening September 9) and Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds (opening date TBA) during your selected time slot. Entry and exit times must be observed so that we can monitor visitor capacity. 

BOOK YOUR RESERVATIONS FOR ZEIDLER'S CAFÉ IN ADVANCE—Reservations for Zeidler's Café are required, so be sure to plan ahead. Call (310) 440-4515 or email to schedule. 

EXPECT A NEW, CAREFULLY CURATED EXPERIENCE—The Skirball has carefully designated select outdoor locations for Noah’s Outdoor Explorers, so be prepared to experience our campus in a new way!

  • Currently, reservations do not include admission to Noah’s Ark at the Skirball, the exhibition Visions and Values, the Discovery Center, or the Family Art Studio, which remain closed.

PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION—In inclement weather (rain and excessive heat), some Noah’s Outdoor Explorers activities may be cancelled, including story time and the Archaeology Dig. Visitors with Noah’s Outdoor Explorers reservations are still welcome to explore the campus or can reschedule for another day, subject to availability. If conditions are such that a program needs to be cancelled for the safety of our visitors and team members, the Skirball will contact ticketholders to reschedule or offer a refund.  

Safety Protocols

Before you arrive:

CHECK YOUR EMAIL AND OUR WEBSITE—Prior to heading to the Skirball on the day of your reservation, check your email for any last-minute instructions or changes to our safety protocols. We also recommend you check back here (at in case of a campus-wide notice.

STAY HOME IF YOU ARE FEELING SICK, HAVE RECENTLY TRAVELED, OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19—If you or anyone in your party or household is experiencing fever, chills, shortness of breath, cough, or other signs of illness, please stay home, take care, and reschedule your reservation, subject to availability. Similarly, if you or anyone in your party or household has traveled out of state within the last 10 days or been in close contact with someone with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 within the last 14 days, please do not visit the Skirball. Instead, stay home, take care, and reschedule your reservation, subject to availability. 

BE PREPARED TO FOLLOW ALL SAFETY PROTOCOLS—If you are unwilling or unable to follow these protocols, kindly postpone your visit to the Skirball. For the health and safety of all, any visitors acting in an unsafe manner or not adhering to the protocols will be asked to leave the campus.

During your visit:

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COMPLETE A SAFETY SCREENING UPON ARRIVAL—All visitors must complete a safety screening in order to check in.

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  • While indoors: All visitors ages 2 and up must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth at all times (except while eating or drinking), regardless of vaccination status
  • While outdoors: All unvaccinated visitors ages 2 and up must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth at all times. Note: Certain events, including Sunset Concerts, may require vaccinated individuals to wear masks outdoors. See event-specific emails for details.

Please follow these “how to wear a mask” guidelines from the LA County Department of Public Health. No neck gaiters, open chin triangle bandanas, or face coverings with valves, mesh, or holes.

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MAINTAIN PHYSICAL DISTANCING OF AT LEAST SIX FEET—Please maintain at least six feet of distance from others not in your party while on the Skirball campus. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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WASH AND SANITIZE YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY—Restrooms and hand sanitizer are available for use during your visit.

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HEAD HOME IF YOU BEGIN TO FEEL SICK—If you or anyone in your party begins to experience fever, chills, shortness of breath, cough, or other signs of illness, kindly leave the Skirball campus and reschedule your reservation, subject to availability.

Questions? Please call (310) 440-4500 (press 2). Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm (PT). 

What else we’re doing to help keep everyone safe:

UPGRADED AIR FILTRATION—Doors and windows will be opened where possible for higher cross-ventilation. The MERV rating of air filters has been increased and HVAC systems have been upgraded to allow for greater outside air intake and more frequent air cycle exchanges per hour per space.

ENHANCED CLEANING PROTOCOLS—The facilities are cleaned and disinfected throughout the day using hospital-grade, environmentally safe cleaners. We are cleaning frequently touched surfaces multiple times per day as well as using electrostatic sprayers to clean hard-to-reach areas. A clear antimicrobial film has been applied to door handles, push plates, and other high-touch surfaces. Aboard Noah’s Ark, toys and musical instruments are rotated out and cleaned between sessions, plush toys have been temporarily removed, and the entire gallery is deep cleaned each night.

HAND SANITIZER STATIONS—Hand sanitizer is available at dispensers across the campus.