Sunday, April 17, 2016

UPDATED Free Attractions / PESACH 2016

UPDATED -- This year's FREE attractions list is significantly different from last year's, so please help spread the word ! This post is the NEW, UPDATED LIST!

This year, chol Hamoed is April 24-28. Most sites will close early on erev chag, April 28. Please verify opening hours before you go!

Here's the list of free attractions for Pesach 2016, sponosred Bank HaPoalim. 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 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.  

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The Ghetto Fighters' House Museum 04-9958052  
The Galilee Sculpture Festival in Maalot 04-9578871 
The Deer Forest  050-8723920    
The Golan Antiquities Museum  04-6961350    
Park Qatzrin 04-6962412  
The Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery  04-6315257  
The Treasures in The Walls Museum (of Acco) 04-9911004  
The Robotic Dairy 054-4962656  

Haifa and the Northern Valleys: 

Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art   04-8383554

The Haifa Museum of Art   04-9115997
The Wilfrid Museum of Israeli Art  04-9899566 

The Janco-Dada Museum (Ein Hod) 04-9842350  
The Haifa Zoo - 04-8372886 
The National Maritime Museum 04-8536622   
The Haifa City Museum 04-9115888  
The Mane Katz Museum 04-9119372   
The Herman Struk Museum 04-6359962

Central Israel:

The Rabin Center Israeli Museum *4585 

Tel Aviv Museum of Art 03-6077000 
Design Museum Holon   073-2151500
Petach Tikva Museum of Art   03-9286300  
Beit Hatfutsot  Jewish History and Culture Museum 03-7457808
The Nachum Gutman Museum of Art 03-5161970  
The Chanan Rozen Museum of Israeli Art Ramat Gan   03-7521876/7
The Rishon L'Tzion Museum 03-9598862     
The Igudan Visitors Center 03-9555222
The Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center 03-5339278  


Yad LaShiryon at Latrun 08-9784302 
Museum for Islamic Art    02-5661291/2
The Bible Lands Museum 02-5611066   
Hasmonean Aqueduct Tour *6033  
The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens 02-6794012  
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 
Arad Doll Museum  052-2398918
Arad Glass Museum  08-9953388   
The Corinne Mamane Museum of Philistine Culture 08-6224799  
The Museum of Water and Security at Kibbutz Nir Am 050-9672874    
The Joe Alon Center for Bedouin Culture  08-9913322  
Chai Negev Revivim (Ecological Park)   08-6562688

Other attractions that are free for Pesach (NOT sponsored by Bank HaPoalim):

The Israel Museum will be free for children (under 18) during April 23–30, 02-6708811

Have a great time!  p.s. Please share this with your friends, so everyone can plan a fun and frugal Pesach!


  1. Great work, Ester! (links don't work for me, though) We will likely go at least to the museum in town while we are there.

  2. Please try the links again, I've tested them all and fixed a few buggy ones.
    Hope you can enjoy the local "scene" this Pesach!


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