Passover 2021: Museum Activities for Children
I've gathered some of the best museum activities that will be taking place this Passover to balance my previous article of outdoor activities. Guided activities for children will be in Hebrew.
Visiting of all the museums will comply with the "Purple Badge" safety guidelines. Visitors are required to wear a mask that fully covers the nose and mouth and maintain social distancing during the visit to the museum.
BLOOMFIELD SCIENCE MUSEUM JERUSALEM
This Passover, the Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem is inviting the whole family to an exhibition called "Treasures of the Earth". You are welcome to come discover the natural wonders hidden below our feet with a variety of demonstrations, workshops, and art installations, including: a sand pendulum, a huge earth maze (ca. 80 sq.m.), electrifying crystals, a mandala complex built by artist and designer Roi Aminoff, a clay-making activity, a crystal research laboratory, a “magic” sand and stone workshop, an exhibition of earth art, and more!
Sand pendulum - An interactive exhibit whose movement produces complex and beautiful sand paintings. Once all the sand in the pendulum has run out, you can collect it and refill the container over and over. Be warned- it’s addictive!.
Earth Labyrinth - In this “puzzle of paths”, the thrill of the unknown and the possibility of not finding the way out invites young visitors to summon their courage and face their greatest fear and deepest desire: walking the labyrinth path alone. At the "Treasures of the Earth" event, children will be able to touch the earthen walls that surround them as they search for the solution and as they find their way back to “safety” - their parents. The giant maze will be built by Ofer Robbins, an expert in the construction of mud and straw homes. From age of 3 to 10.
Electrifying crystals - Demonstrations with models and genuine objects that reveal the connection between crystals and familiar electronic devices such as air purifiers, lighters, speakers, clocks, and miniature motors. Visitors will learn about how piezoelectricity- discovered by Pierre Curie in 1880 - is a trait peculiar to crystals, and how the passage of an electrical current through crystals causes them to vibrate (and vice versa). From age of 8 and up
Mandala Complex - Artist and designer Roy Aminoff creates fascinating spaces and art installations, in which the viewer is transported to inner worlds through colors, shapes, and textures. Aminoff and his team will arrive at the Museum over Passover (20.3—23.3) and build a huge mandala from various types of earth and clay in the Museum's entrance courtyard in front of the audience.
What’s the Matter? A Clay Workshop - A hands-on learning experience designed for families but aimed particularly at children. Children will experience the process of creating clay from raw materials. They will crush rock in a mortar and pestle, strain it, and add water to create a product that will become part of a collaborative work. Suitable for all ages (from the age of one and a half).
Crystal Research Laboratory - From kitchen salt to the most valuable gemstones, not a day goes by without us using mineral crystals! In the Crystal Research Laboratory, visitors will be able to discover for themselves the special properties of various types of crystals - fizzing crystals, magnetizing crystals, polarizing crystals, and more. In addition, children and parents are invited to solve the mystery of white crystals, and enjoy a spectacular display of beautiful crystals borrowed from the national collections of the Hebrew University.
Magic with Sand and Stones - Workshop - How can a stone submerged in sand be made to rise and "float" on the sand, without actually touching the sand or stone? In this workshop, participants will discover a surprising way to do it! The answer is based on a scientific phenomenon called the "Brazil Nut Effect", which occurs in your box of cornflakes, mudslides, snow drifts, and many other places.
Earth Art - Bezalel graduates present an exhibition of works of art created from raw materials of the earth, such as ceramics and glass. At the exhibition, visitors will encounter “out-of-this-world” art created from materials found deep within it!
Tickets must be purchased and visits coordinated IN ADVANCE ONLY through the museum's website. For further information, call 02-654-4888.
WHEN: March 20 - April 4, 2021.
OPEN: Sun-Thurs 11:00-17:00, Fri 10:00-14:00, Sat 10:00-16:00
The Museum will be closed Saturday 26.3, Passover eve.
TICKET PRICES: Children up to age 5- free, Age 5 and up - 45 NIS. Family ticket (parents/grandparents with their kids/grandchildren)- 160 NIS. Discounts available for 'Jerusalem' resident card holders, soldiers,security forces, disabled, retirees, and customer clubs.
TEL-AVIV MUSEUM OF ART
The Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, is inviting the family to enjoy a variety of creative activities for children, throughout the museum. Museum admission for children up to age 18 and soldiers is free. All the activity kits are NOT included in the admission fee.
Urban Jungle - A guided experiential journey for children following animal sculptures and descriptions of nature in the museum and its surroundings. The relationship that exists between the sculptures and the urban space that surrounds them will be revealed through story, play and creative activity, WHEN: 21.3, 22.3, 24.3, 25.3 between 9:00-12:00, suitable for ages 7-9, without parental guidance.
When you go out you reach wonderful places - A guided experiential tour for children, in search of the museum's hidden works. During the tour, the children will explore materials and textures and document their findings in a personal travel diary. WHEN: 21.3, 22.3, 24.3, 25.3 between 9:00-12:00, suitable for ages 9-11, unaccompanied by parents.
Kids "Big Yellow Sun" activity kit - A personal experiential activity from 2D to 3D following the exhibition of the artist Alexander Calder: Big Yellow Sun. The activity is suitable for ages 5 and up and takes place throughout the museum's operating hours. The kit includes a pop-up page and a set of stickers in various shapes. The kit fee is not included in the admission fee. Museum admission for children is free.
Kids "Melech Berger - The Condition for Humanity's Prosperity" activity kit - The activity is suitable for ages 5 and up and takes place during the museum's operating hours.
"Top Secret: Museum Spy" - A Detective Riddle Mission for the Whole Family activity kit - A challenging game full of mystery, combining various clues between the artwork that will help participants discover where the secret spy is hiding. The activity is suitable for a group of up to 5 with participants aged 7 and up.
Opening hours and fees are available on the Museum's website.Tickets must be purchased and visits coordinated IN ADVANCE ONLY through the museum's website.
HERZLIYA MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
The Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art is offering a variety of activities for children and families during the Passover holiday.
Discovery and family creativity kits - It will be possible to purchase creativity kits for discovering exhibitions within the museum, as well as a game and activity kit for the museum's extensive sculpture garden. Price per kit - 10 NIS.
Multilingualism - Hebrew / Arabic bilingual art and creative encounters with artists will take place on Monday, 29.3 and Wednesday 31.3 at 11:00. Participation price 30 NIS. Suitable for children aged 8-12. Directed by Salma Samara.
Admission fees and registration for the multilingual meetings with artists are through the museum website.
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