Tuesday, July 21, 2015

'All Creatures Big and Small' + Noah's Ark at the Skirball = Awesome Animal Adventures

"All Creatures Big and Small" at the Skirball
Talk about an animal extravaganza!

Saturday was a big day for Will, as we caught a special screening of Google Play and Entertainment One's "All Creatures Big and Small" at the Skirball Cultural Center.

The museum was the perfect setting for the adorable kids' movie, given that it centers on the story of Noah's Ark. It's also available for free through July 28 on Google Play.

And if you haven't taken your kids to the Noah's Ark exhibit at the Skirball, you need to soon. (In fact, I've felt a little guilty that I haven't taken Will before now! He loved it!)

The movie starts just before Noah's Ark sets off on its famous watery adventure. One father-son pair of Nestrians (a colorful, glowing nomadic animal breed) named Dave and Finny are all set to board the Ark with the other animals, but they find out they're not on the list.

Dave and Finny then sneak onto the Ark with the reluctant help of mother-daughter Grymps Hazel and Leah. But when the two kids are accidentally left behind, they have to figure out a way to reunite with their parents.

The movie is a sweet and clever look at the Ark adventure. Whether it's poking fun at the drier parts of the world—one tumbleweed actually bursts into flames mid-roll—or showing kids how everyone can help each other out, it's a great movie that's well-suited to young children. (In fact, CC was bummed she missed it. Thank goodness for the free Google Play offer!)

Will at Noah's Ark
The Noah's Ark exhibit was just as wonderful as I remember. The interactive nature of it, the clever animal sculptures, and just the fun element of play is so great for kids. Will had a blast climbing through the rope maze and placing toy animals on a conveyor belt and sliding them up onto the ark.

Will in the rope maze.
We will definitely be going back—CC's eager for a return visit, too!

Skirball Cultural Center 
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

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