- Talma Gotteiner
Ramat Gan: Man and the Living Museum
Updated: Aug 13, 2020
Due to the coronavirus situation, I am sharing a children's museum that is intended for Hebrew speakers, since the signs and explanations are in Hebrew.
I joined one of their guided tours with "Acvitities for the Whole Family" with my little buddy, who is now 9 years old. We started with a big seaworld exhibit. The guide spoke about various sea animals exhibited in a coral reef display and in an underwater photo exhibit about their adaptation to their environment. We learnt about how seahorses and pufferfish are adapted to the coral reef, how pearls are made and why sea shells sound like the ocean. The fun thing about the guided tour was that the guide brought various items that the children could touch such as sea shells and oysters. I'll just mention that the photo exhibit was taken by underwater photographer Tzur Palai, mainly in the Sinai Peninsula and the Red Sea.
We later discussed climate changes, dinosaur evolution, environmental pollution and its impact on turtles and felt large tortoise shells.
The guided tour takes about an hour. At the end, the museum staff brought out activity pages for all the children that enhanced the self-guided part of the visit. The activity page took us through some of the displays that weren't included in the guided tour such as prehistoric man, the human body and an exhibit on four popular children's books that deal with various animals.
The "Activities for the Whole Family Tour" that I attended is for ages 3 and above and will take place with activities related to varying exhibitions on the different dates throughout August in three rounds at 10:00, 11:00 and 12:00.
Aside from family tours, they have special age-based tours specifically for third-fifth graders, activities for younger children aged 2-4 and now, during the summer special evening tours that include a brief tour of the park. I didn't mention it previously, but the museum is situated in the middle of the "National Park of Ramat-Gan". Aside from displaying the museum, the evening tour will take the visitors to key locations in the park and will review the history of the park, talk about the importance of urban nature and observe a variety of birds around the lake, park lawns and spice garden.
For details and registration to all the tours, please refer to the Museum's Hebrew Website.
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