PLEASE SEE THE NEW LIST FOR PESACH 2016 (CLICK HERE)!!!
The word on the street is that this year's list of free attractions is the same as last year's list. I have been trying to get some sort of official confirmation of that - but have not been able to. Everyone else has linked to a ynet article from 2015 when posting about this year's free attractions.
So I am now reposting last year's list, with many links to sites in English that will make it easier for you to get the info you need. IF THE LIST CHANGES I will update this post immediately!
This year, chol Hamoed is April 24-28. Most sites will close early on erev chag, April 28.
*Please note that I put a lot of effort into this post, tracking down websites in English for your convenience. I know the Bank Hapoalim info is available to the public in Hebrew, but this blog post has added benefits for the English speaking community. Because it was so much work, I request that if you plan to share this info, you link back to my site. Thank you for this common courtesy.
Bank Hapoalim does this wonderful service for the country: They sponsor free attractions all around the country for Chol Hamoed, and the country loves it!
Here's the list of free attractions for 2015. I have linked to websites in English, whenever possible. I hope you find this list helpful, and that you get to have some super-frugal fun over Pesach!
Please leave a comment with your favorite place to visit (from this list)!
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The Ghetto Fighters' House Museum 04-9958052
The Galilee Sculpture Festival in Maalot 04-9578871
The Deer Forest 0508723920
The Golan Antiquities Museum 04-6961350
Park Qatzrin 04-6962412
The Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery 04-6315257
The Wilfrid Museum of Israeli Art 04-9899566
The Robotic Dairy 054-4962656
The Museum of Art at Ein Harod 04-6485701
Haifa and the Northern Valleys:
The Museum of the First Aliyah (in Zichron Yaakov) 04-6294777
The Janco-Dada Museum (Ein Hod) 04-9842350
The Haifa Zoo - 04-8372886 (open 10am - 3pm)
The Haifa City Museum 04-9115888
The Mane Katz Museum 04-9119372
The Herman Struk Museum 04-6359962
The Treasures in The Walls Museum (of Acco) 04-9911004
Tel Aviv Museum of Art 03-6077000
Beit Hatfutsot 03-7457808
The Igudan Visitors Center 03-9555222
The Khan Museum of Hadera 04-6324562
The Nachum Gutman Museum of Art 03-5161970
The Museum of Israeli Art in Ramat Gan 03-7521876
The Communications Museum at IDC Herzliya 09-9522795
The Herzilya Museum of Contemporary Art 09-9551011
The Rishon L'Tzion Museum 03-9598862
The Rabin Center Israeli Museum *4585
The Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center 03-5339278
Yad LaShiryon at Latrun 08-9784302
The Bible Lands Museum 02-5611066
Hasmonean Aqueduct Tour *6033
The Temple Mount Sifting Project *6033
The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens 02-6794012
The Old Yishuv Court Museum 02-6281266
The Shai Agnon House 02-671-4876
The Menachem Begin Heritage Center 02-5652018
The Ariel Center -Historic Jerusalem (First Temple Period) 02-6286288
The Ashdod Art Museum Monart Center 08-8545180
The Corinne Mamane Museum of Philistine Culture
The Museum of Water and Security at Kibbutz Nir Am 050-9672874
The Joe Alon Center for Bedouin Culture 08-9913322
The Air Force Museum at Kibbutz Chatzerim 08-9906853
The Negev Museum of Art 08-6993535
The Eilat My City Museum 08-6340754
Have a great time!
p.s. Please share this with your friends, so everyone can plan a fun and frugal Pesach!