This coming Thursday, April 23, 2015, is Yom Ha'Atzmaut (celebrated), and this year, in honor of 67 yrs of the State of Israel, more than 67 attractions around the country will be open to the public at no charge. These are sponsored by Misrad HaTarbut V'HaSport and the Mo'etza L'Shimur Atarey Moreshet.
Check it out and find a place you've never gone to, and go have fun! In past years we've gone to museums that were free on Yom Haatzmaut, and they was almost completely empty. I think Israelis prefer their mangal in the park and sitting in traffic. I prefer free admission!
I'm sure there are other places that are offering free programs or free admission.
Please add information for other places in the comments, or send a note to email@example.com and I'll add it in! Thank you.
I have tried, wherever possible, to link to websites in English. There were some museums/historical sites that only had Hebrew websites, though. My apologies in advance.
Have a wonderful Yom Ha'atzmaut. May it bring us closer to the Geulah Sh'laymah!
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Yad LaIsha HaLochemet in Nitzanim - guided tours 9 am - 1 pm. 08-6727895
The Open Museum in Negba - 050-55605540
The Water and Security Museum in Nir Am - 050-5709042
Mitzpe Gvulot - Kibbutz Gvulot - 054-7919000
Ben Gurion's Desert Home (Sde Boker) - open 10 am to 4 pm. Last admission at 3 pm 08-6560469
The Museum Revivim Museum named for Yosef Weitz. 10 am - 2 pm 08-6562570 \ 08-656263
Metzudat Yoav, The Givati Museum 08-6611316
The Old Yishuv Court Museum, 10 am - 3 pm. Guided tours available 02-6276319, 052-4002478
Ammunition Hill Memorial Site - 02-5829392/3, ext 115,
The Yellin House - in Motza - 052-4257345
The Gush Etzion Visitors' Center - in Kfar Etzion. 02-9935160
The Tower of David Museum - 02-626533
The Underground Prisoners Museum in Jerusalem - interactive programs 11 am - 4 pm, open from 9 am - 6pm. 02-6233166
The Bank of Israel Visitor's Center - with advance reservations 02-6552828,0 2-6552520, 02-6552718
Alone on the Walls of Jerusalem - open 9 am - 5 pm - for more info: 02-6265906
Menachem Begin Heritage Center - free tours, fee for the movie. 02-5652020 02-5652011
Yad LaShiryon at Latrun - for more info: 08-9784321
Independence Hall -03-5106426, 03-5173942
The Israeli Museum at the Rabin Center - with advance reservations only.*4585
Ben-Gurion House - 03-5221010
The Jabotinsky Museum - open 8 am - 4 pm. 03-5287320
The Joseph Bau House - 054-4301499
Rokach House - for more info: 03-5168042 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
IDF Historical Collection Museum - (Toldot Tzahal) -03-5172913 , 03-5161346
The Lechi Museum - guided tours at 10:30, 12:00. 1:30. 3:00. Trivia contest at 1 pm. Reservations required. For more info: 03-6820288 or email email@example.com
The Etzel 1948 Museum - open 8:30am - 4pm. 03-5177180 , 03-5172044
The Hosmasa Museum - Holon - 03-5050425
The Mikveh Israel Visitors Center - with advance reservations. 03-5030489
The Rishon L'Tzion Museum - open 10 am - 3 pm. 03-9598862, 03-9598890
The Eran Shamir Moshava Museum in Mazkeret Batya. Open 10 am - 4 pm. 08-9349525
Ayalon Institute, Rechovot. Open 9 am - 4 pm. Last guided tour at 3 pm. 08-9406552
The North and Northern Coast
The Sliqim at Kfar Giladi - Guided Tours every hour from 9 am - 3 pm. 052-2512915
HaShomer House Museum - Kfar Giladi. open 8 am - 4 pm. 04-6941565
Tel Hai Courtyard - 10 am - 2 pm - 04-6951333
The Restored Pioneer Village at Rosh Pinah, open 10 am - 2 pm. 04-6936913
Naharayim Experience in Gesher. Guided tours at 12:30 and 1:30. Open 9 am - 4 pm. 04-6752685
The Palmach Cave - guided tours on the hour between 9 and 5. 04-9898946 ,052-4471109
The Historic Nahalal Police Station - guided tours every hour from 10 am to 1 pm. 04-6415073
The Gdudim House Museum. Open 9 am - 4 pm. 09-8822212
Other FREE attractions and activities:
The Pinat Chai in Katzrin (always free)
I will add more free attractions in this space as I find them!
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