The Israel Museum
Ruppin Blvd on Museum Row 02-670-8811
The Israel Museum is one of the leading art and archaeology museums in the world. Founded in 1965, the Museum houses encyclopedic collections, including the most extensive holdings of biblical and Holy Land archaeology in the world.The museum has a variety of children’s activities in the Youth Wing, especially in the summer and during holidays. Children can enter the museum for free on Tuesdays. The Museum also contains the Shrine of the Book, Model of Jerusalem During the 2nd Temple and an outdoor Sculpture Garden. Interested in a children's or teen "Sketchbook Tour" led by an accomplished artist? Email
Museum:Sun,Mon,Wed,Thurs. 10:00am – 5:00pmTues 4:00pm–9:00pm (Free Entrance for Children)Fri & Holiday eve 10:00am – 2:00pmSat and holidays 10:00am – 5:00 pm (Free Entrance for Children)
Israel Museum Youth Wing LibrarySun, Wed, Sat 10:00am-2:00pm (Closed on Sat in the winter)Mon, Thurs 1:00pm-5:00pmTues. 4:00pm-7:00pm
Summer Library Hours: 10am-2pm Sun-Thurs, 4pm-7pmTues
For information about recycling workshops, storytimes and puppet theater visit our Calendar of Events.
Ticho House Hours:Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 10:00am – 5:00pmTues 10:00am – 10:00pmFri 9:00am – 2:00pmNo entrance to the upper level gallery between 10:30-12:15 on FridayClosed Saturday
Rockefeller Museum Hours:Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 10:00am – 3:00pmSaturday 10:00am – 2:00pmClosed Tuesday and Friday
Ticket Prices: Children enter free in AugustAdult 48 NIS (41 NIS Yerushalmi)Student 36 NISChild (aged 5 to 17) 24 NIS *Free entrance for children(up to age 17) on Tuesdays and SaturdaysSenior Citizen (w/ ID) 24 NISDisabled 24 NISSoldier / National Service (w/ ID) FREERepeat Visit (within 3 months) 24 NIS
Discounts for Cardholders (upon presentation of valid card) Leumi Card – For cardholder only / With coupon 18 NISMifal Hapais – For cardholder only / With coupon 22 NISJerusalem Resident Cardholder 30 NIS
Family Activities:The museum is well known for its extensive schedule of children’s activities including the archaeological Tell, Mask Making, Scripts and Scrolls, Recycling Room and Caveman Cooking during school holidays. The Archaeological Tel gives kids a chance to see mosaics up close and try to fill in the missing pieces, dig in an ancient ruin, and learn about the archaeological process by reading the timeline on the wall (Hebrew & English). The Museum also offers a free workbook in Hebrew to guide your kids. Children can also enjoy story theater and storytime in the Museum library as well as the model of the 2nd Temple. Click here for details.
How To Get To The Israel Museum…By Car
From Tel Aviv: Enter the city and make a right on Herzl St and then a left on Wolfsohn. Follow Wolfsohn till you see the museum on the right. You will see the white dome from the Shrine of the Book on your right. Parking is available outside the museum for the general public.GPS – “Avraham Granot Street”
By Bus9, 17, 24, 24a, 31, and 32 lines
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