Monday, May 2, 2016

Free things to do on Yom Ha'atzmaut 2016



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Next Thursday, May 12, 2016, is Yom Ha'Atzmaut (celebrated), and this year, in honor of 68 yrs of the State of Israel, more than 68 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.

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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 many 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 ester@kosherfrugal.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.

The list below represents many hours of work translating and researching, and I request that if you want to share this information, you link to this blog post. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Have a wonderful Yom Ha'atzmaut. May it bring us closer to the Geulah Sh'laymah! 
So, let me know where you'll be going! Just leave a comment below this post.

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South:

Yad LaIsha HaLochemet in Nitzanim - guided tours 9 am - 1 pm. 08-6727895
The Open Museum in Negba -  050-55605540 

From Holocaust to Revival Museum in Yad Mordechai - 08-6720599 , 052-3923104
The Water and Security Museum in Nir Am - 050-5709042
Ben Gurion's Desert Home (Sde Boker) - open 10 am to 4 pm. Last admission at 3 pm 08-6560469
Maoz opposite Gaza in Kibbutz Saad 052-3726644
The Joe Alon Center for Bedouin Culture at Kibbutz Lahav 08-9913322
The Revivim Museum named for Yosef Weitz. 10 am - 2 pm  08-6562570 \ 08-656263
Metzudat Yoav, The Givati Museum  08-6611316 

Jerusalem Area:

The Old Yishuv Court Museum,  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 - 02-6265333 or *2884
The Underground Prisoners Museum in Jerusalem - 10 a.m - 5 pm. 02-6233166 

The Shai Agnon House - 02-6716498
Alone on the Walls of Jerusalem - 02-6265906
Menachem Begin Heritage Center - 02-5652020 02-5652011
Yad LaShiryon at Latrun - for more info: 08-9784321 
The Hurva Synagogue, Old City, Jerusalem
The Rav Kook House 02-6232560
The Israel Police Heritage Center, Beit Shemesh 02-578-8271/2

Tel Aviv and the Center

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  info@rokach-house.co.il
Sarona-Hakirya Visitors' Center - 03-6048434, 03-6049634
IDF Historical Collection Museum - (Toldot Tzahal) -03-5172913 , 03-5161346 
The Etzel Museum 03-525-3307
The Hagana Museum -  03-560862
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 lehi_museum@mod.gov.il
The Etzel 1948 Museum - open 9am - 4pm. 03-5177180 , 03-5172044 
The Nachum Gutman Museum of Art - 03-5161970
The Hosmasa Museum - Holon -  03-5050425
The Mikveh Israel Visitors Center - with advance reservations.  03-5030489
The Rishon L'Tzion Museum - open 10 am - 2 pm. advance reservations required 03-9598862,  03-9598890
The Eran Shamir Moshava Museum in Mazkeret Batya. Open 10:30 am - 3:30 pm (also open Wed night from 8-10:30pm). 08-9349525
Ayalon Institute, Rechovot. Open 9 am - 4 pm. Last guided tour at 3 pm. Advance reservations required. 08-9406552

The North and Northern Coast

HaShomer House Museum - Kfar Giladi. open 8 am - 4 pm.  04-6941565
Tel Hai Courtyard - 10 am - 3 pm -  04-6951333
Advance reservations required.
The Birya Fortress - open 9 am - 5 pm. 04-6922433
The Restored Pioneer Village at Rosh Pinah,
Advance reservations required. 04-6936913
The Kinneret Courtyard - guided tours at 10, 12, and 2.  04-6709117
Naharayim Experience in Gesher. Guided tours at 11:00 and 12:30. Open 9 am - 4 pm.  04-6752685
The Palmach Cave - guided tours on the hour between 10 and 3.  04-9898946 ,052-4471109

The Historic Nahalal Police Station - guided tours at 9 am, 11am, and 1 pm.  04-6415073 
The Nahalal "Sliq" - guided tours every hour from 9 am to 3 pm.  052-3347194
The Pioneer Settlers Museum - Kibbutz Yifat. Open 11 am - 4 pm. 04-6548974  
HaReut Museum - 04-6432810  open 10am-4pm  
The Chaim Shturman House - at Kibbutz Ein Harud.  04-6486337 |  04-6486328
Beit HaMeiri, Tsfat 04-6921939open 10am - 3pm
The Jezreel Valley Train Museum - Kfar Yehoshua. 04-9534226 open 9am - 2pm
Clandestine Immigration Boat Tour, Atlit. Advance reservations required. 04-9841980
The Goara Museum of the Hagana. 04-9597402, Advance reservations required. (there may be a small fee)
The Treasures in the Walls Museum, Akko. Open 10 am - 4 pm.  04-9911004
The Underground Prisoners Museum, Akko.  04-9911375 
The Fisher House, Kiryat Ata. Open 9 am - 2 pm.  04-8440207
The Museum of the First Aliyah in Zichron. Open 10 am - 4 pm. 04-6294777  
The Chanah Senesh House, Kibbutz Sdot Yam.  04-6364366   052-8795366  Open 10 am - 4pm, last entry 3:15pm
The Gdudim House Museum. Open 9 am - 4 pm. 09-8822212    
The Khan Museum (04-6322330 , 04-6324562 Open 10 am - 3 pm) and the Feinberg House (04-6343296, open 9am - 2 pm), Hadera.    
The Haifa City Museum. 04-9115888  and The Herman Struk Museum 04-6359962 
Etzel Museum at Shuni Forest. 052-8330177 Audio-visual presentation every hour between 9am and 3pm
The Yigal Allon Center 04-6727703  
Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum, Haifa 04-8537672 open 9am - 4pm


  

Other FREE attractions and activities:


I will add more free attractions in this space as I find them!

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3 comments:

  1. Y'yasher kocheich for this fantastic service.
    Please check the phone # for the Rav Kook house; it seems to be missing a digit.

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    1. Thank you! I've fixed it a couple of times, but Blogger's been glitchy. Hopefully this time it worked!

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