In honor of Chanukah, the Jerusalem Time Elevator (Terminal) is offering: Buy a ticket to one of the multi-sensory voyages and receive a voucher for 25% discount off a ticket to one of the 3D voyages (not including the Jerusalem movie), valid for a year.
On Chanukah, Hamat Gader is offering: 1 + 1 on entry for children (for every paying child, one child enters free).
In addition, on Tuesday 11/12/12, there will be a free children’s performance – Abba Kadabra, at 12pm.
The offer is valid only during Chanukah, 9-15/12/12 (valid for children up to age 16; gate prices only; not valid with special priced tickets; no multiple offers).
Hamshushalayim 2012 will take place in Jerusalem over four weekends during November and December: 29 Nov-1 Dec, 6 – 8 Dec, 13 – 15 Dec and 20-22 Dec.
During the Hamshushalayim weekends, there will be tens of musical performances, theatrical and dance performances and special tours for no charge or for a small fee. Museums and tourist sites in Jerusalem will be open to visitors for free from 21:00-01:00. In addition, there will be a special culinary experience offered – tens of restaurants will be offering discounts and special offers to visitors.
The events will take place at various venues around the city – in the center of town, the Old City, by the museums and in Ein Karem.
For the full details and schedule, click here (for English, switch language at the top of the page).
Last week I had the opportunity to attend a free bloggers scavenger hunt in the quaint neighborhood of Nachlaot in Jerusalem. The scavenger hunt, one of a few options offered by Tali Tarlow of Jerusalem Scavenger Hunts, provided a fun and enlightening group activity.
We started the morning off with a brief history of the area and an explanation of what we had to do. We were provided with everything we needed – a mission pack including an instruction booklet, map, source sheets, notepad and pencil, and a few shekels that we were told to spend in an interesting way. We split up into teams and were instructed to divide up all the various tasks between team members – a great idea that gives everyone a chance to be involved and actively participate!
We spent a few exciting hours following directions, searching for famous landmarks, streets and interesting tidbits, taking in a lot of the history of the area and the stories of the families who lived there over the years. It was really hard to decide whether to try to make it to the finish first or to stop and take the time to absorb the sites, the history, and the feel of the olden-day intertwined with the modern.
We ended our morning with a round-up by Tali, and some scrumptious hot soup and fresh rolls, thanks to the Village Green restaurant.
The scavenger hunts are a must for anyone who appreciates a well-organized, enjoyable and enlightening experience. They cater to all ages and tastes; whether you’re a tourist from abroad, a newcomer to the city, or have lived there for years, there’s something for everyone to take in and take home.
Check out the Jerusalem Scavenger Hunts website here for more information.
During October and November there will be a special Middle Ages celebration in the Old City: Jerusalem Knights.
The event will include musicians, knights, princesses, troubadours, court jesters, pyrotechnics and acrobatic performances along the streets and alleyways of the Christian Quarter.
The event will take place on Thursday evenings: October 18th and 25th, November 1st and 8th (3rd 10th, 17th, 24th), from 18:00-23:00 beginning from Jaffa Gate.
Entry is FREE.
For more details and a map, click here (and choose your language of preference)or call the municipal hotline 106 or 02-5314600.
In honor of International Museum Day, the Association of Museums and ICOM Israel invite the public to visit 77 museums around Israel for FREE this Thursday, May 10, Lag Ba’Omer. Free entry is for individuals and not large groups. For a full list of the museums and their details (Hebrew), click here.
The museums include: Beit Ha-Tefutzot (Diaspora Museum), Haifa Art Museum, Israel Museum (Jerusalem), Eretz Israel Museum (Tel Aviv), Nahum Gutman Art Museum (Tel Aviv), Madatech (Haifa), Ashdod Art Museum, Rishon LeTzion Museum and Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art.
Museums in Jerusalem: Israel Museum, Museum of Underground Prisoners, Museum of Natural History, Bloomfield Science Museum, Tower of David Museum, Old Yishuv Court Museum, Yad Vashem, Bible Lands Museum, U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art, Shai Agnon House, Museum of Islamic Art, Wolfson Museum – Heichal Shlomo.
The Houses From Within festival returns to Tel Aviv and will take place from 17-19 October. During the event, the public can visit and tour private houses, villas, public buildings, gardens and other interesting sites of architectural significance.
The event is FREE. Most tours are open to the public; some are limited and require pre-registration.
For more details and a list of sites included in this year’s festival, click here.
Yom HaAtzma’ut is here!
We have compiled a list of the best FREE activities and events across Israel – don’t do a thing before you consult our list here.
Yom HaAtzma’ut Same’ach, and enjoy yourselves!
Pesach is here!
We have compiled a list of the best free and low-cost activities and events across Israel – don’t do a thing before you consult our list here.
Click here to get a coupon for 20% off entry to Gan Guru park.
The coupon is valid until 31/12/12.
During the Pesach vacation, children in the periphery will be able to enjoy one of more than 200 plays for free!
The Ministry of Sport and Culture will be sponsoring two hundred quality and classic plays in over 110 locations around Israel over the course of Pesach.
Entry to all the performances is free for children; accompanying adults will be charged a nominal fee of 10-20 NIS.
The locations taking part include: Or Yehuda, Eilat, Elyachin, Alona, Efrat, Ariel, Ashdod, Eshkol, Ashkelon, Be’er Yaakov, Bnei Ayish, Be’er Sheva, Beit El, Beit She’an, Bik’at HaYarden, Bnei Shimon, Gedera, Gush Etzion, Gilboa, Gan Yavne, Har Hevron, Hevel Eilot, Hevel Modiin, Hadera, Ashkelon, Tiberias, Yoav, Yokne’am, Jerusalem – Gilo, Ramot Eilon, French Hill, Kfar Yona, Carmiel, Lod, Migdal HaEmek, Mateh Binyamin, Maaleh Adumim, Mitzpeh Ramon, Ma’alot, Merom HaGalil, Mateh Asher, Menashe, Misgav, Nahariya, Netanya, Netivot, Acco, Emeke HaMaayanot, Emek Yizre’el, Arad, Tzfat, Kiryat Ata, Kiryat Bialik, Kiryat Gat, Kiryat Malachi, Kiryat Motzkin, Ramle, Ramat HaGolan, Ramat HaNegev, Rehovot, Sedot Negev, Sderot, Shlomi, Sha’ar HaNegev and Tamar.
It is recommended that you call and book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
For more information and contact details of the locations hosting free plays, click here.
To get 10-25% off events at the Woman’s Festival at the Holon Theater, click here and fill out your details.
The Woman’s Festival takes place from 22-25 February, 2012. Click here for more details (Hebrew) about the festival.
Tu Bishvat is here!
We have compiled a list of the best free activities and events across Israel – don’t do a thing before you consult our list here!
Madatech Haifa – the national science, technology and space museum – is offering free entry to children whose names are connected to the word “Or” (light) during Chanukah. (The offer does not include the CinematriX 3-D multi-sensory theater).
More details: 04-8614444
Chanukah is here!
We have compiled a list of the best free and low-cost activities and events across Israel – don’t do a thing before you consult our list here!