The story of Noah's Ark has always been one of my Biblical favorites. The animals, the cleansing, the promise of hope, new life, and second chances... It is a story that everyone seems to be able to relate to in one way or another.
As I was creating our Summer Bucket List I knew visiting the Skirball Cultural Center to experience Noah's Ark was mandatory. Not only for Marcus but for myself.
Upon entering the Ark we were delighted to an interactive story-telling of Noah's Ark. My favorite part of the whole story was when it was explained that the Ark and rainbow represent new life, a second chance. Then we were asked to take a closer look at everything around us... Every animal made for the Ark was created from reclaimed, recycled, and reused pieces.
Throughout the entire experience children (and adults) were encouraged to touch and try everything.
The first room we explored was one where all the animals made some sort of musical sound.
|A two story masterpiece that simply blew me away.|
Again, every animal was pieced together using recycled/reclaimed/reused items.
|Left: Spinning a wheel created lightning.|
Top right: Pumping a lever made rain, which made the Ark rise.
Lower right: Spinning a wheel made this two-story giraffe's neck move from side to side.
After MUCH persuasion we finally headed into the Ark.
A two-story playroom where kids climbed, ran, and made believe.
These pictures just do not do the structure any justice whatsoever. But, man oh man was it something special.
(each entry allows for a two hour time limit, which is fabulous in keeping the exhibit from getting too crowded or crazy).
If you live in the L.A. area, or are planning a trip, I beg you make it a point to see and experience Noah's Ark. It will be an unforgettable experience, I promise.
More fabulous memories made, and another item off The Bucket List!