The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo
The zoo has appeal for the whole family. The animals are housed in habitats that emulate their original living conditions. Among the most popular exhibits are “Noah’s Ark” and the Land of the Biblical Animals. Other exhibits are Deer Valley, Ecological Maze, a Petting Zoo for the youngsters, a Sculpture Garden, a Research Center and an Animal Center. The Zoo is open seven days a week and is located within walking distance of Hotel Yehuda. There is full accessibility for baby carriages and wheel chairs and a charming zoo train.
For the official Biblical Zoo website: http://www.jerusalemzoo.org.il/len/
The picturesque village of Ein Kerem is located in the southwestern part of Jerusalem and has been incorporated by the Jerusalem Municipality. This is an area that is best seen on foot. Along the quaint lanes are galleries, craft shops and a vast choice of restaurants and cafes. Ein Kerem is well known for its many holy places to Christianity. It is the birthplace of John the Baptist and there are many beautiful churches commemorating him.
Bloomfield Science Museum
The museum is located in Givat Ram near the Hebrew University campus. The visitor http://www.mada.org.il/en
is a participant in the exhibits. Scientific principals are taught in a fun way for children
of all ages and that includes adults who haven’t lost their inner child.
For the official Bloomfield Science Museum website:
Bible Lands Museum
The Bible Lands Museum is located opposite the Israel Museum. http://www.blmj.org/engPage.aspx
It houses a collection of artifacts from the region, which paint a picture of life in the
Holy Land. There are special exhibits designed especially for children. The Museum
hosts workshops, tours, and lectures.
For the official Bible Lands Museum website:
The Israel Museum
The Israel Museum is located in Givat Ram, the home of the Hebrew University
and the Government Quarter. The Permanent collections reflect Jewish and Israeli
culture. There are galleries devoted to Art, Archaeology and Jewish History.
The Shrine of the Book contains rare Archaeological artifacts, such as the Dead Sea
Scrolls and a model of Jerusalem during the Second Temple period. The Museum is
open 7 days a week.
For the official Israel Museum website: http://www.imjnet.org.il/htmls/home.aspx
Located on the Hill of Remembrance next to Mount Herzl, Yad Vashem is the http://www.yadvashem.org/
foremost museum and education center devoted to perpetuating and documenting
the memory of the six million who perished in the Holocaust. They maintain a vast
collection of testimonials, documents and artifacts.
This haunting experience will leave an indelible impression on your mind. The center
is open every day except Shabbat and holidays.
For the official Yad Vashem website:
Malha Shopping Mall
The Malha Shopping Mall is as attractive on the outside as it is on the inside. It was
designed for entertainment as well as for shopping.
It is the largest indoor mall in Jerusalem, containing 250 stores and eateries on three
floors. The mall can be reached on foot or a short car ride from Hotel Yehuda.
For the official Malha Mall website: http://www.azrieli.com/Mall.aspx?CenterID=3
Ein Yael Interactive Museum
Ein Yael is an interactive museum located in the Refaim River valley. A glimpse of life in ancient Israel awaits the visitors. The museum is built on ancient terraces and the waters of a spring nourish the gardens and orchards on the site. You can participate in workshops devoted to the crafts of the era: mosaic, ceramics, weaving and the creation of musical instruments. Ask the reception staff about their hours and programs.
For the official Ein Yael website: http://einyael.co.il/