Climb aboard Noah’s Ark at the Skirball Center and see the age-old tale come to life for an exciting family outing. The wooden ark, that stretches from the floor to the ceiling, is filled with whimsical animals — all of which are crafted from recycled materials. Everything, from typewriter keys to old couch springs, is used to compose these magnificent creatures. This fully interactive exhibit is perfect for your children’s curious hands. Here, they’ll crank and pump handles to whip up a thunderstorm or simulate the rising of a flood. They’ll make coyotes howl, and control a giraffe puppet that’s two stories tall. Your kids can even load the animals, two-by-two, onto a conveyor belt to the ark. Every surface and corner offers something new and different to explore. Discover what life was like for everyone aboard the ark. Watch as your kids delight in climbing around the netted tunnels and rafters, cook up a meal in the ark’s kitchen, or learn how to clean up after the animals. Don’t forget to see what happens when you pull the rope attached to the elephant’s trunk. (Hint: it involves elephant noises!) Then, complete your journey in the community room — where culturally inspired activities like drum circles, recycling crafts, and story time take place daily. If you have any time or energy left after exploring Noah’s Ark, check out some of the other art exhibits at the Skirball Center. On a hot day, be sure to stop by the misted rainbow sculpture in the Arroyo Garden. Cool off, and watch for the rainbows that appear in the mist.