Jerusalem Day 2021: The Best Family Activities
Jerusalem Day is taking place this year on Monday, May 10th, 2021. In case you're thinking of visiting the city, I've gathered some of the best family activities.
UNIVERSITY BOTANICAL GARDEN
The University Botanical Garden in Givat Ram will be providing free admission on Jerusalem Day until 17:00. Night tours will take place on May 9th and 10th at 20:00 for a fee of 30 NIS.
During Jerusalem Day, children and adults are invited to ride the flower train and enjoy guided tours of the tropical greenhouse at 11:00, 12:00 and 13:00.
During the guided night tours, visitors will learn about interesting phenomena that occur in the garden during the night with the plants and animals and enjoy the tranquility and sharpening of the senses!
The night tour requires pre-registration and is conditional on a minimum of participants.
For more details: The Botanical Garden website or phone 02-6794012.
BLOOMFIELD SCIENCE MUSEUM
Bloomfield Museum of Science is offering a special entrance fee for Jerusalem Day of 10 NIS (age 5 and up) and will be open continuously from 11:00 to 23:00.
On the occasion of Jerusalem Day, the museum is inviting the general public, to 'Earth's Treasures' an exhibition demonstrating wonders of nature that are hidden beneath the ground. The public is invited to get its hands dirty in a variety of workshops, discover unique stones and crystals, view demonstrations and art installations. The museum displays over 10 unique interactive exhibits that appeal to a wide age range and is the ultimate place for the whole family.
Tickets must be purchased and visits coordinated IN ADVANCE ONLY through the museum's website. Address: 3 Museums Blvd., Jerusalem. For more details 02-6544888.
THE HEBREW MUSIC MUSEUM
The Hebrew Music Museum will be be open continuously from 11:00 to 23:00.
Visitors to the museum are invited to experience an exciting journey ofthe musical culture of each Diaspora in its seven spaces. The world tour of the museum passes through Central Asia (Persia and the Caucasus), Morocco and Andalusia, Africa (Ethiopia), Yemen, European countries, the Balkans, Syria, Iraq, India and the Hebrew room of ancient Levite music! Each area in the museum is designed in the authentic architectural style of its origin. The museum has a collection of rare musical instruments with over 260 special and spectacular instruments collected from the Diaspora as well as advanced technologies and multimedia games.
Guided tours will take place throughout the day by prior arrangement. You can also choose to tour independently with a tablet* and headphones are provided at the front desk and get to know the animated guide 'Grandpa Levy' presenting musical instruments with games and videos at your personal pace.
* A tablet will be given to children aged 10 and up. Younger children will be required to accompany an adult with a device.
Address: Yoel Moshe Salomon Pedestrian Street 10, Nahalat Shiva, Jerusalem.
Regular Fee: Adults - 60 NIS | Children from the age of 5 and up - 45 NIS | Senior citizens - 45 NIS | Students 40 NIS | Soldiers 30 NIS.
For more details, pre-register only by calling 02-5406505 and on the museum's website.
FRIENDS OF ZION (FOZ) MUSEUM
The Friends of Israel FOZ Museum, is offering a special entrance fee for Jerusalem Day of 15 NIS with special events on May 9th and 10th, 2021.
On Sunday, May 9, at 19:00, visitors are invited to a lecture by Lily Halperin, Chair of the Truth Center for Tolerance on two applied methods for promoting patience and strengthening the interpersonal connection. After the lecture at 20:30, the audience is invited to an evening of public singing of classic and modern Israeli songs led by Itamar Zakai.
On Monday, May 10, an Israeli film will be screened in the Museum Hall (at 11:00 and 15:00). At 13:00, Prof. Gideon Biger, a professor emeritus of geography will talk about his fighting in the Six Day War.
The tours in the museum follow the outline of the purple mark, and the activities on Jerusalem Day are only for those with a green mark.
The FOZ Museum is an experiential historical center on the subject of Zionism that provides a platform for stories of heroism and kindness of non-Jews who assisted jews in their return to Zion throughout history.
The center creates a visual and emotional experience through 7 advanced audio-sound multimedia presentations that combine design, technology and unique effects. The museum is displayed in 16 different languages by prior arrangement.
Address: 20 Yosef Rivlin St., Jerusalem (next to the Cat Square).
Admission to the museum is by prior arrangement and the tour is for guidance only. The museum is normally open Monday-Thursday: 10:00-18:00, Fridays from 9:00-15:00. For more details and tour coordination: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 02-5329400.
The activity on Jerusalem Day costs 15 NIS. The lecture of the chairman of the Truth Center for Tolerance is free.
Happy Jerusalem Day!
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