By Shannon Penrod
“Thursdays this Summer” (my plan to entertain and educate my child on a budget) began today with a trip to The Skirball Cultural Center. What a great way to start the summer! The two exhibits on Comic Book Super Heroes were really fun for the kids. They got to dress up in Super Hero costumes, draw their own comic book character and check out a lot of vintage artwork.
The real hit of the day was the amazing Noah’s Ark exhibit! The entire exhibit was hands on and interactive. I love it when a docent says, “Make sure you touch everything!”
All of the animals are sculpted from reclaimed materials in the exhibit so there are layers to the enjoyment. While the kids were pulling levers to create lightning, wind and rain the adults got to stare in wonder at an alligator fashioned out of a tire, a glove and a violin neck. Amazing! The entire exhibit was ingenious, captivating and deliciously educational. Yippee for Thursdays this summer! And did I mention it was FREE! Yes, Free! Every Thursday the museum is open for free – there wasn’t even a parking charge. Thank you, Skirball Center for a wonderful day!