Thursday, July 10, 2008

Noah's Ark Adventure's

I took the girls to the Noah's Ark Art exhibit at the Skirball Center yesterday. I can't think of a word that gives it the justice it deserves. It was AMAZING! My girls loved everything about it. They could touch everything and explore all the wonderful elements of the Ark. I will definitely be taking them again. I had heard great things about it but hadn't actually known anyone personally who had been there. If you are ever in the LA area
take your kids to see this exhibit. You will not be disappointed. It was great for kids of all ages. You are going to be in picture overload but I just could not leave out any of the images.
The exhibit takes you on the adventure of the Ark's story. It was incredibly interactive.

Petting the zebras.
Some of the animals were definitely artistic. Some were stuffed animals and some were just beautifully designed statues. This Alligator was made out of tires, an old violin case, black gloves and syringes for the teeth. It was really awesome.
The first area you enter into is all about creating the storm. Here Addison is pumping this bike pump up & down to create wind that makes all the leaves fly around in the tunnel.
Here Charlotte is pumping a water hose that makes the rain pour down and the Ark rises with the flood.
All of these animals were on some type of device that the kids could twist, turn, push, ect. to make the animals move and make noises.
This was just an Ark with plastic animals that the girls stacked two in each box.
This was on the 'inside' of the Ark. They had different rooms to show how they stored all the food for the animals. This is obviously the corn room
A conveyor belt that the kids put the animals two by two and it rolled the animals up into the Ark.
This was a section where they actually built the walls of the Ark. This seemed to be a BIG hit with lots of kids.
Inside the Ark cleaning up the poop from the animals.
And what Ark is not complete without a climbing adventure. Going Up...
Coming down.
'Eating' at the table with some new friends.
This elephant was too cool I just had to take a picture of it.
Same with the Lion.
This is the 'outside' of the Ark where they have coloring and various activities for the kids.

Addison was a HUGE fan of the blocks. She was really great at stacking them really high.
A fox puppet that was cruising around.Outside the exhibit they have a rainbow mist garden to enjoy in the summer months. The girls had a blast running through it over and over.

Too much fun.
Soaking wet.

It was an incredible day. I will be back. I love this place.


Casey's trio said...

That looks like so much fun...wish we lived closer!

Jocasta said...

That looks like such a great place

Jaime said...

I've never heard of it, but it looks awesome!

jenni anne said...

wow, how much fun!! i love the animals, so cool looking!!!

Connie said...

That's so cool!! I may have to hit it when we make our road trip! If we ever do....

Karen said...

That looks amazing. How fun!

Debra said...

That place looks AMAZING! *I* would even have fun there!!

Sheena said...

That looks like SO much fun. My girls may not be big enough to go yet but I want to go for myself!

Jennifer said...

That looks like so much fun, I wish we had one here!!