Family Tours to Jerusalem
Coming to Israel for a family tour may become a kind of a trial but in you plan to come to Jerusalem during your family tour be sure to find them a wide range of attractions and activities suitable for kids. You and your children will be pleasantly surprised and fascinated by Jerusalem and its ancient historical buildings, beautiful parks and wonderful museums.
One of its kind Jerusalem Biblical Zoo is a must-see place. You will find there all species of animals mentioned in Torah together with endangered animal species from around the world. There are about 170 species there including lions, cheetahs and crocodiles. There is also a lovely petting zoo with goats, chickens and other animals as well as sculpture park.
Blumfeld Science Museum
Blumfeld Science Museum will become a perfect addition to your family tour in Jerusalem. One can find lots of original and creative interactive exhibitions and displays, where everyone is invited to test, touch and experiment all the showpieces. Various exhibitions and shows are held here on a regular basis.
Kids and their parents can take part in daily guided tours or participate in creative workshops, scientific presentations and interactive shows which are held on Saturdays.
The Israel Museum
In case your family members are fond of museums, you might consider to allocate a full day for the visit to the Israel Museum – Israel's largest cultural institution and one of top 10 museums worldwide. The museum was renovated in 2010. Its most known attraction for kids is Youth and Art Education Wing where all cultural educational programs are coordinated. Here kids and teens can visit various creative workshops, exhibitions and seminars.
Older members of your family might be interested in visiting the famous Archaeology Wing with astonishing artworks and ritual objects of the past are kept. One of the most amazing attractions here is the Shrine of the Book with famous Dead Sea Scrolls, the Qumran library, and various opportunities for interactive tours. Authentic souvenirs and a cozy café will be the perfect options to conclude the day.
During your family tour in Jerusalem you should definitely visit Mini Israel museum located in Latrun, not far from Jerusalem. Hundreds of realistic miniature models (most of them less than seven inches) of almost all most significant archaeological, historical and religious attractions in Israel. Children as well as adults will appreciate the excavations of ancient buildings with all the intricate details reduced to miniature proportions. Try to come here on Saturday or a holiday, when the museum offers a wide range of activities for children, such as multimedia classroom, simulators, area crafts, outdoor games and other activities.
Bible Lands Museum
Bible Lands Museum offers the opportunity to truly immerse oneself into the history of the cultures mentioned in Torah. Thousands household items and pieces of art of ancient Canaanites, Egyptians, Phoenicians, Persians, and the Philistines are exhibited here. The museum also houses models of ancient Jerusalem and the pyramids of Giza. Children will enjoy educational programs and an in-depth master classes and excursions as well as summer camps, weekend workshops and Bar Mitzvah tours (Bat Mitzvah tours as well, of course). Remember, that your family tour in Israel would not be complete without a trip back in time offered in the Museum of the Bible Lands.
Parents who want to give their children aged 5 and older an overview of the history of Jerusalem, should do it with the help of Time Elevator. Time Elevator takes the visitors for a journey through time in the company of a guide named Salim. You start in the biblical city of Jerusalem and step by step move through epochs. Effect of real presence is achieved through surround sound and moving seats (which can be individually adjusted according to the needs of each particular visitor). Fixed seats are available as well.
These are only a few attractions of Jerusalem for families with kids. In fact, there are much more places to visit during your family tour in Jerusalem, including children's theaters, numerous parks and gardens. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more details on various opportunities for family tours in Jerusalem with kids and we will compose an individual program of your visit taking into account all your needs and preferences.
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