Israel Museum Exhibits & Tours

The Israel Museum is one of the leading art and archaeology museums in the world. The Museum has a variety of children’s activities in the Youth Wing, especially in the summer and during holidays.

The Museum also features the Shrine of the Book, Model of Jerusalem During the 2nd Temple and an outdoor Sculpture Garden. The Museum offers permanent and temporary exhibits during the year. To experience the exhibits you can choose an audio guide to take you on a tour, or refer to the trained guides at each exhibit, who can explain what you are seeing. For a detailed explanation we recommend that you book a guided tour.

The Israel Museum offers free public tours with Museum admission. Tours are given in different languages, so please contact the Museum to find a specific tour.

Tours are interactive and include creative materials, stories, riddles and challenges, which bring the exhibits to life.

Advance reservations are required for all adult and student groups regardless of size. Children can enter the Museum for free on Tuesdays.

Our Top Choices: Current Temporary Exhibits:

Bauhaus: Our play, our party, our work.

The exhibits invites you to play, party and be creative, while taking you back to that stage of curiosity, to questions you may not have thought about for quite some time. Why are houses square and not round? What is color? How is a feather different from concrete? Where do shapes come from?

  • 09 Jul 2019 – 18 Apr 2020
  • Curators: Eli Bruderman and Noga Eliash-Zalmanovich
  • Ruth Youth Wing

Veiled Women of the Holy Land

A fascinating in-depth display of the old-new trend of covering up a woman’s entire body in shawls and wraps.

  • 16 Apr 2019 – 07 Mar 2020
  • Curator: No’am Bar’am Ben-Yossef
  •  Designer: Rona Chernika
  •  Spertus Gallery


Picture-Writing from Hieroglyphs to the Emoji

The hieroglyphic script that developed in Egypt some 5,000 years ago comprised hundreds of pictures. Over time, the pictures were replaced by a writing system consisting of approximately twenty signs: the alphabetic script that reigns in Western culture to this day. Picturewriting appeared to have been abandoned forever, but in the digital 21st century, the picture – namely, the emoji – has returned in full force.

  •  Curator: Shirly Ben-Dor Evian
  •  16 Dec 2019 – 12 Oct 2020
  •  Davidson Temporary Exhibition Gallery


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