Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Noah's Ark at the Skirball

I truly love living in the southeastern U.S.A. (no earthquakes) but right now I would love to be at the Skirball Museum in California They recently opened up a new exhibition featuring Noah's ark:

Imagine yourself immersed in a favorite childhood tale. Five years in the making and occupying an 8,000–square–foot gallery, Noah's Ark at the Skirball welcomes children and families to take this journey together. Inspired by the ancient flood story, which has parallels in diverse cultures around the world, this one–of–a–kind new destination invites visitors of all generations to have fun—and to connect with one another, learn the value of community, and help build a better world.

Inside a floor–to–ceiling wooden ark, filled to the rafters with whimsical animals, you and your family will play, build, climb, explore, collaborate, and more. Conduct a storm, help construct the ark, and bask in the glow of a beautiful rainbow. Mingle with hundreds of fanciful animals—from cuddly companions to life–sized puppets—all crafted from recycled materials and everyday objects, including bottle caps, bicycle parts, baseball mitts, croquet balls, mop heads, and rear-view mirrors.

Read more about the wonderful interpretation of Noah and those who created the ark and its occupants in the LA Daily News.

1 comment:

Kathi said...

alrighty...I might just have to road trip down there to see this exhibit. Last time I was at the Skirball was for lunch after my trip to the Mikvah at the University of Judiasm across the 405 from Skirball.