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August 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 25, 2017

Ein Yael

Ein Yael Summer Festival – August

Ein Yael Summer Festival – August

Ein Yael is an idyllic mix of nature and history. The living museum is located outdoors next to the Biblical Zoo and at the end of the Park Hamesilla.

As you enter the nature reserve you can see the remains of an ancient Roman Villa, a natural spring, ancient terraces used for agriculture and a reconstructed Roman street with shops and workshops.

August Hours
Sunday-Thursday 10:00am-4:00pm
Friday 10:00am-2:00pm

45 NIS per child
35 NIS per adult

Summer Festival at Ein Yael

At the Ein Yael Summer Festival costumed actors will greet you and welcome you to the ancient Roman marketplace. Visitors can walk down the market street and meet different craftsmen as they work.

Visitors are invited to play, create and learn about the past through different craft experiences. Each day there will be a variety of workshops for the whole family: Mosaic workshop, weaving workshop, flute making, pottery workshop, baking pita, & fresco workshop.

Visitors are also invited to tour the archaeological site and natural spring, visit the petting zoo and play in the Song of Songs garden.

No reservations are required!

Workshops During the Summer Festival:

Pottery Introduces different clay vessels which were used in ancient times. Describes how clay is extracted from the soil. Pottery is created on a potter’s wheel using different techniques.

Frescoes Paint on moist plaster using mineral pigments and natural colors just as the Romans did many years ago.

Mosaics Learn how to cut stones with a hammer and chisel, design an image and set the stones on cement to create the mosaic piece.

Weaving Introduces all stages of weaving, from wool preparation, cleaning, twining and coloring. Weaving rugs using different techniques with various types of loom.

Pita Bread Baking Use flour, water, olive oil and spices. Mix, knead and bake pita bread on a bonfire.

Musical Instruments Learn about ancient musical instruments and the musicians who played them. Make flutes from branches of the “Bamboo” tree.

Natural Building Introduces different ancient building methods made from natural materials, in particularly mud.

Weaving Baskets Baskets are the most ancient form of carrier. Experience weaving baskets from reeds and learn about other plants that can be used for weaving.

FIJ Info

There is a great new park located just outside Ein Yael on the Park Hamesilla. There are picnic benches, a parking lot and lots of great climbing structures there. There is also a path with entrance to the zoo.

Event Time

August 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 25, 2017


45 NIS per child
35 NIS per adult


Whole Family


English / Hebrew


Snack shop with drinks and popsicles (summer only)

Venue: Ein Yael

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