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!
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.
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 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
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
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!