Ein Yael Living Museum


Ein Yael is an idyllic mix of nature and history. The museum is located outdoor across the valley from the Biblical Zoo and at the end of the Park Hamesilla. As you enter the nature reserve you can visit an ancient Roman Street & meet the craftsman that worked in those times (during Ein Yael festivals), visit an animal corner and enjoy fun workshops like fresco, basket weaving and instrument making.

Tours + Workshops

You can arrange your own private tour of the museum followed by workshops of your choice. Reservations at least a few days in advance are required.

2 hours – 500 NIS (tour + workshop) (up to 20 people, 35 NIS each additional child, maximum 30 people)

3 hours – 660 NIS (up to 20 people, 35 NIS each additional child, maximum 30 people)

Workshops can take place rain or shine. This is a great Friday activity for families looking to do something special in Jerusalem. Let Ein Yael know if you are coming with young kids, school age or teens and they will create the right workshop for you.

Workshop Choices


Special Events: Spring Festival, Yom Haatzmaut, New Fruit Shavuot Festival, Summer Festival, Succot Festival, Hanukka Festival.

Summer and Pre-Pesach Camps: Kids can enjoy many ancient crafts in this beautiful outdoor setting. Contact Ein Yael 02-645-1866

Contact Ein Yael



Transportation: We do not recommend taking a bus to Ein Yael. The closest bus is to the zoo and then a 10 minute dirt path walk uphill to Ein Yael.


FIJ Tips

This is one of my favorite Jerusalem museums because it is so "kid focused" and interactive.


Open to the public July and August and on some school vacations

Open for families mid week by reservation

For festivals check the events tab on this page

July: 10:00am-4:00pm

August: 10:00am-6:00pm

Pesach 10:00am-6:00pm (Friday 2pm)

Succot: 10:00am-5:00pm



Adult: 35 NIS
Child: 45 NIS (ages 3+)

There is an additional fee for festivals

Private Tours – see above


Babies, Toddlers, School Age




Snack shop with drinks and popsicles (summer only)

Venue: Ein Yael

Address: Ein Ya'el
Jerusalem, 91481 Israel
Neighborhood: Malcha
Transportation: No buses to Ein Yael
Parking: Free parking lot

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