Summer Celebration at The Israel Museum

The Israel Museum invites the whole family to participate in different activities especially designed for children, throughout the year, and especially during holidays. The activities and events compliment the exhibitions in the Museum. Activities take place in the Youth Wing Illustration Library, in the Recycling Workshop, in the Archaeological Tell and throughout the Museum.

Family Tuesdays
Activities for the whole family every Tuesday, 4pm-7pm!
Free entrance for children.

Recycling Workshops
Tuesdays 4pm, 5pm & 6pm in the Youth Wing.
Ready for the summer break? Every Tuesday Come and create board games, dominoes and puzzles with artist Telma Schultz. The Recycling Workshop is for parents and children aged 3-7 years.
20 NIS per child. 15 NIS for museum members.

Storytime at the Illustration Library (for all ages)
Storytime in English, every Thursday at 5pm
Storytime in Hebrew, every Tuesday at 5pm

Jewish Art & Life Wing App
Interactive family tours exploring Jewish art and life at the Israel Museum. Download, play, discover, share!

Free Activities

Time Travel: The Story of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Animated Children’s Film
Every half hour | Shrine of the Book Auditorium | no added charge
Sun, Mon, Wed 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM | Tues 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm | Fri 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Archaeological Tell
Photographs and information displayed along a 20 m long wall  details the stages of an archaeological dig and the evolution of archaeology in Israel.
At the Youth Wing | During Museum opening hours | no added charge

Art Classes for children, youth and adults with artists-teachers
Drawing, painting, sculpting, animation, photography and pottery
Details Tell 02-6701303

Summer Exhibitions for Children 

Which Came First, the Story or the Egg?
Through August 31 |The Ruth Youth Wing Illustration Library | Curator Orna Granot
Prize-winning illustrator Hilla Havkin has created images for hundreds of books for children and young people. Recently, she has also started painting stories without words – on ostrich eggs. Over twenty of these eggs are displayed in the exhibition, each with its own imaginary tale about: a king, bats, giraffes, insects, kites, hot-air balloons and more….

In order the whole story, the eggs rotate slowly, revealing surprises as they turn.

Also displayed in the exhibition are original drawings from three books illustrated by Havkin. Together with the eggs, they raise a lot of questions. Why do books need illustrations? Why would anyone paint pictures on eggs – and how is that even possible? And the biggest question of all: which came first, the story or the egg?

July 1 2022 – February 15 2023 |The Ruth Youth Wing Illustration Library | Exhibition design: Hataasiya – Content, Design, Technology. Head Designer: Dudu Dahan
We’ve got a secret for you: there are things at the Museum that are not apparent at first sight (or second!)

The exhibition Secrets invites visitors of all ages to join a fascinating quest inspired by their personal secrets, the secrets of heroes and heroines, and of course – the secrets of the Museum.

Using a special tool for deciphering secrets, in the exhibition we’ll discover objects shrouded in mystery, such as treasures hidden in boxes, amulets inscribed with magic formulas, and even works that contain secret materials; we’ll meet holders of secrets,like the ancient heroes Samson and Pandora, and contemporary heroes, like Superman; and we’ll learn about the methods of conservators and curators to decode secrets.

The exhibition will show, for the first time in Israel, a replica of the Copper Scroll, which mentions over 60 treasures that have never been found. Who knows, maybe you’ll be the one to find them?

Join us on a quest for secrets at the Israel Museum Youth Wing exhibition!

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