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The Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem presents exhibits of the cultures of all the people mentioned in the Bible – from Egypt eastwards across the Fertile Crescent to Afghanistan, and from Nubia north to the Caucasian mountains. You will learn of the Philistines and the Arameans, the Hittites and the Elamites, the Phoenicians and the Persians. The Mesopotamians, the pyramid builders and the ancient Phoenicians are no longer with us.

Current Exhibit:
“Out of the Blue” – From the depths of the ocean to the color of the Flag of Israel.

What is the secret of tekhelet and argaman, two precious colors which have held great significance for generations and up to present day?

The quest to discover the origins of tekhelet blue begins with a semi-precious blue stone, lapis lazuli, which was imported from distant Afghanistan to the ancient Near East. The stone was prized for its heavenly color, and in Mesopotamian, Egyptian and Canaanite cultures it was associated with the sky, where the gods were believed to reside.

In the Talmud, this sapphire stone (which is different from the mineral now called by this name) is linked to tekhelet, the prestigious color used to dye tzitzit (ritual tassel) threads and the fabrics of the tabernacle.

Learn about this incredible color.

Kids Activities
The Bible Lands Museum offers a summer camp for kids as well as a variety of children’s workshops throughout the year. Check the Events tab on top of this page for all the upcoming events.

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FIJ Tips

The Bible Lands Museum tour and art workshops for kids during school vacations is a great activity for Hebrew speaking kids. The art workshops are creative and the tours are theatrical bringing the museum alive. Ages 5-9.

Hours

Sun-Thurs: 9:30am-5:30pm (9:30am -9:30pm on Wed)
Fri: 10:00am-2:00pm
Sat: 10:00am-2:00pm

Price

Adult: 44 NIS
Child: 22 NIS (ages 5-18)

Age

Ages 5+

Language

Hebrew

Food

Drinks are available

Venue: Bible Lands Museum

Address: Avraham Granot St 25
Jerusalem,9370621Israel
Neighborhood: Museum Row
Website: www.blmj.org
Transportation: 7, 9, 14, 66, 35
Parking: Free parking lot and paid street parking

Theatrical Story Time at Bible Lands Museum

Bible Lands Museum
January 23 2019
Ancient legends and mythology to captivate your child's imagination this winter! Come with your children for an hour-long, magical, multi-sensory experience. Mixing stories with drama and a guided tour, the children will be taken to the far-off lands of ...
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Weekend Family Fun at Bible Lands Museum

Bible Lands Museum
January 26 2019
Shabbat observant and non observant families will love playing the game "Lost in the Museum"! Poof! The treasured heirlooms of the Princess and the Wizard have disappeared. Help them search and recover their lost treasures and on the way you will encoun...
Read More >

Theatrical Story Time at Bible Lands Museum

Bible Lands Museum
January 30 2019
Ancient legends and mythology to captivate your child's imagination this winter! Come with your children for an hour-long, magical, multi-sensory experience. Mixing stories with drama and a guided tour, the children will be taken to the far-off lands of ...
Read More >

Weekend Family Fun at Bible Lands Museum

Bible Lands Museum
February 02 2019
Shabbat observant and non observant families will love playing the game "Lost in the Museum"! Poof! The treasured heirlooms of the Princess and the Wizard have disappeared. Help them search and recover their lost treasures and on the way you will encoun...
Read More >

Theatrical Story Time at Bible Lands Museum

Bible Lands Museum
February 06 2019
Ancient legends and mythology to captivate your child's imagination this winter! Come with your children for an hour-long, magical, multi-sensory experience. Mixing stories with drama and a guided tour, the children will be taken to the far-off lands of ...
Read More >

Weekend Family Fun at Bible Lands Museum

Bible Lands Museum
February 09 2019
Shabbat observant and non observant families will love playing the game "Lost in the Museum"! Poof! The treasured heirlooms of the Princess and the Wizard have disappeared. Help them search and recover their lost treasures and on the way you will encoun...
Read More >

Theatrical Story Time at Bible Lands Museum

Bible Lands Museum
February 13 2019
Ancient legends and mythology to captivate your child's imagination this winter! Come with your children for an hour-long, magical, multi-sensory experience. Mixing stories with drama and a guided tour, the children will be taken to the far-off lands of ...
Read More >

Weekend Family Fun at Bible Lands Museum

Bible Lands Museum
February 16 2019
Shabbat observant and non observant families will love playing the game "Lost in the Museum"! Poof! The treasured heirlooms of the Princess and the Wizard have disappeared. Help them search and recover their lost treasures and on the way you will encoun...
Read More >

Theatrical Story Time at Bible Lands Museum

Bible Lands Museum
February 20 2019
Ancient legends and mythology to captivate your child's imagination this winter! Come with your children for an hour-long, magical, multi-sensory experience. Mixing stories with drama and a guided tour, the children will be taken to the far-off lands of ...
Read More >

Weekend Family Fun at Bible Lands Museum

Bible Lands Museum
February 23 2019
Shabbat observant and non observant families will love playing the game "Lost in the Museum"! Poof! The treasured heirlooms of the Princess and the Wizard have disappeared. Help them search and recover their lost treasures and on the way you will encoun...
Read More >