10 Things to do Good for Kids in Israel That You Shouldn't Miss

May 20, 2022 Madelene Haan

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1. Israel Museum

11 Derekh Ruppin, Jerusalem 9543500 Israel +972 2-670-8811 [email protected] http://www.imj.org.il/
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5.0 based on 4,922 reviews

Israel Museum

Comprising nearly 50,000 square meters and a six-acre sculpture garden, this complex features an impressive variety of collections from prehistoric archaeology to contemporary art.The children's wing is the most interactive section of this sprawling museum. There are special activities for kids during Jewish holidays and school vacations.

Reviewed By Archaeobuff - Sydney, Australia

Many highlights - the design of the Dead Sea scrolls building - the Shrine of the Book, the chronological order and clear presentation of the artefacts in the rest of the museum and the wonderful massive recreation of the old city of Jerusalem in 66 AD, the Second Temple Period, before the Romans destroyed the City and the Temple. Seek out the Pontius Pilate stone from Caesarea and the Jerusalem Prism from the time of Sennacharib, King of Assyria. Great gift shop and all the facilities.

2. Ramon Crater

Mitspe Ramon Israel
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5.0 based on 1,078 reviews

Ramon Crater

Reviewed By Travels-with-Claire

The Ramon Crater is truly a world wonder. Located in the Negev desert, approximately 2-2.5 hours south of Tel Aviv, it rivals the Grand Canyon in sheer scope and beauty. There are many jeep tours offered but we opted to simply drive down into the crater ourselves and hiked the well marked trails on our own. The vistas are simply beautiful and even the pictures do not do justice the the sheer beauty. As an unexpected but delightful 'add -on', we were able to see a family of magnificent Ibex, up close and personal. It was awe inspiring when the extraordinary horns first appeared on top of a cliff. More extraordinary was to see the family descent the vertical rock face with ease, cross the highway, and go wander into the crater. They are clearly accustomed to people and even from a practically touching distance, they exhibited neither aggression nor fear. Indeed, they seemed quite patient in personality. How beautiful to see them against the backdrop of the crater. Tip: Particularly in the wintertime, the Negev Desert and Ramon Crater can be prone to unexpected flash floods. At the very least, they can wash out roads that prohibit entry into the crater. At their worst, it has been documented that the floods can sweep away people and vehicles and there have been fatalities as a result. Exercise caution and check weather reports. Otherwise, do not miss this simply glorious area!

3. Ramat HaNadiv

Ganei Zichron, Zichron Yaakov 30900 Israel +972 4-629-8111 [email protected] https://www.ramat-hanadiv.org.il/en/
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5.0 based on 443 reviews

Ramat HaNadiv

Reviewed By israroz - Ra'anana, Israel

Ganei HaNadiv (Ramat HaNadiv) is the name of the gardens that in my opinion, are the most beautiful gardens in Israel. Amazing, well-kept, and most spectacular gardens. The gardens are a memorial site to Baron Edmund de Rothschild and his wife, and in the center of the gardens is the tomb where their bones, which were brought to Israel in 1954, were buried. The tomb cave was hewn in the highest rocky area in the complex and around it are located stylish gardens on various topics such as: the Rose Garden, the Palm Garden, the Waterfall Garden, the Engagement garden and the most special of them all, is the Scent Garden, intended mainly for the blinds. The gardens have an abundance of stunning vegetation, rest areas and picnic areas. Suitable for a trip with children. Spectacular views on one hand mountains in the east and on the west views to the sea. Highly recommended for spending days and evenings. NOT 2 B MISSED.

4. ANZAC Memorial Center

Rehov Ostrovsky 4, Beersheba Israel +972 8-620-5004 [email protected] http://anzac.co.il/
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5.0 based on 148 reviews

ANZAC Memorial Center

The ANZAC Memorial Center in Be’er Sheva was built in cooperation with the governments of Australia and Israel, the Be’er Sheva municipality, the JNF, JNF Australia and the CWGC. The Center is located near the cemetery for combatants of the First World War in Be’er Sheva. The ANZAC Memorial Center is a unique place in Israel that tells the story of the soldiers of the ANZAC and their conquest in the land of Israel. Pre-bookings are advisable.

Reviewed By Sydbunyip

This new museum is an intimate, simple and poignant place that pays fitting tribute to the brave young men who fought, and in several cases died, here. The guided tour (in English) that we and another Australian family were given, together with a film, photographic displays, archival footage and the powerful solemnity of the war graves cemetery, give a good understanding of the events which the Centre commemorates, without overwhelming. It’s advisable to book by phone. I had trouble initially communicating with the Centre. The online email form didn’t seem to work, and the person who answered the phone didn’t speak English. However when I phoned again later I got onto someone who did speak English, booked us for the tour, and gave good advice regarding public transport. We caught the 470 bus from the Jerusalem central bus station and changed to a local bus in Beersheva, aided by google maps. It was straightforward. I think this would appeal to anyone with an interest in history, and especially to Australians, New Zealanders and British visitors.

5. Western Wall

Western Wall Plaza Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem 97500 Israel +972 2-627-1333 http://thekotel.org/
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4.5 based on 11,159 reviews

Western Wall

The remains of the Second Temple of Jerusalem and a place of prayer sacred to the Jewish people.

Reviewed By PeterWJr46 - Poughkeepsie, United States

It was hard to believe that part of the temple that existed when Our Lord walked the earth, is still there. The West Wall is sacred to the Jewish faith and a testament to the life of Our Savior and His teaching in this very temple. The wall, itself, is divided by a separation for men and for women. It was interesting to see how this divide is so prevalent in this religious atmosphere. Security was ever present around the entrances and within the courtyard leading to the West Wall. It is a holy site and should be treated as such.

6. Tel Aviv Museum of Art

27 Shaul Hamelech Blvd The Golda Meir Cultural and Art Center, Tel Aviv 61332012 Israel 6957361 http://www.tamuseum.com/
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4.5 based on 2,022 reviews

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

This museum features a rich collection of art including European works from the 16th to 19th centuries, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and 20th-century modernism.

Reviewed By galg - Tel Aviv, Israel

great musuem with a nice collection and exhibits, architecture wise it's also very impressive esp. the new section. well worth it if you're in town.

7. Timna Park

Eilat 88000 Israel +972 8-631-6756 [email protected] http://www.parktimna.co.il/
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4.5 based on 1,802 reviews

Timna Park

Surrounded by yellow sandstone mountains on three sides, this scenic valley features ancient copper mines, the red volcanic Mt. Timna at its center and “The Mushroom,” a sandstone rock shaped by wind and water resembling a giant mushroom.

Reviewed By layylavictoria - Lublin, Poland

I visited the Park in December, apparently one of the better times, taking into consideration the tempretures. First, if you travel solo and don't have a rented car (as I did) don't let anyone convince you that it's impossible to reach the park on your own - the tourist office of Eilat discouraged me saying it's not safe. Well - it's doable, it's safe. Take any public bus going into direction of Jerusalem / Dead Sea (drivers will tell you if they go by the park), then get off at the main road. You will need to walk about 3 km to the entrance - if you are used to walking, shouldn't be a problem. However, to see all attractions of the park if you were walking - this might be tricky, as the park is vast. Best option for me was renting the bike - available on the site. With this you can safely see all interesting landmarks. The park itself is huge, mostly empty spaces, which bring otherwordly associations, like being on Mars. Roads well kept, well marked cycle routes. Having your own water is a definite must. Snacks and water only available at entrance and then by the lake. Beautiful landscapes, amazing and photogenic (yes, a lot of selfies is going on) rock formations, traces of the historic sites (Solomon mines), rock drawings, some animals if you are lucky. Definitely worth a visit, one of the highlights of the region.

8. Underwater Observatory Marine Park

Highway 90, Eilat 88106 Israel +972 8-636-4200 http://www.coralworld.co.il/en/
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4.5 based on 3,821 reviews

Underwater Observatory Marine Park

This marine park features a variety of exhibits including the Aquarium Museum, Shark Tank, Turtle and Stingray Pool, Underwater Observatories, Reef Tanks and the Oceanarium

Reviewed By mirek777

best underwater experience so far, better than snorkeling in indian ocean and better that southchina sea. shark feeding, giant turtles, awesome also for kids, great coffee, the entrance fee is valid for 3 consecutive days, so if your crying kids force you to leave too soon, you can return!

9. The Baha'i Gardens

80 Hatzionut Avenue, Near Shifra Street Mount Carmel, Haifa Israel +972 4-831-3131 http://www.ganbahai.org.il/en/haifa/
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4.5 based on 3,689 reviews

The Baha'i Gardens

Extending from the summit of Mount Carmel, this magnificent garden features 19 terraces and its centerpiece, the gold-domed Shrine of the Bab, which contains the tomb of Siyyad Ali Muhammed.

Reviewed By 306fareedh - Palestinian Territories, null

A beautiful and high place that extends from Benjerion Street in Haifa until it slopes upward to the Carmel Mountains, a place with very beautiful flowers and it is very clean and you feel comfortable inside, and it is considered a religious shrine for the Baha'i religion, which is one of the monotheistic religions and the founder of this religion, Hussein Al-Nuri from Iran, and it is located inside the garden The seat of the House of Justice of the Baha'i Faith

10. Coral Beach Nature Reserve

Coral Beach, Eilat Israel +972 8-632-6422 [email protected] http://www.parks.org.il/ParksAndReserves/coralBeach/Pages/default.aspx
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4.5 based on 1,529 reviews

Coral Beach Nature Reserve

With more than 100 types of stony coral and 650 species of fish, this coral reef is an excellent spot for underwater enthusiasts.

Reviewed By Gidons51 - Herzliya, Israel

This natural reserve , world known for its corals and variety of colored fish. Snorkeling here is just a breathtaking experience. All facilities like deck chairs, big shade umbrellas, kiosk, shop , lavatories, rental of snorkeling equipment. A must visit ! Admission 11 USDLRS per person , half price for children and seniors.

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