UPDATED -- This year's FREE attractions list is different from last year's, so please help spread the word ! This post is the NEW, UPDATED LIST! (you can find the original Hebrew list here)
Most sites will offer free admission on Chol Hamoed from April 21-25. Always verify opening hours before you go!
Here's the list of free attractions for Pesach 2019, sponsored by 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!
You can call *2410 for information about the Bank HaPoalim sponsored attractions.
*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 information, 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
Park Katzrin 04-6962412
The Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery 04-6315257
The Treasures in The Walls Museum (of Acco) 04-9911004
The Robotic Dairy (Kfar Yechezkel) 052-9686789
Haifa and the Northern Valleys:
Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art 04-8383554
The Haifa Museum of Art 04-9115997
The Janco-Dada Museum (Ein Hod) 04-9842350
The National Maritime Museum 04-8536622
The Haifa City Museum 04-9115888
The Mane Katz Museum 04-9119372
The Rabin Center Israeli Museum *4585
The Olympic Experience (Tel Aviv) 03-795-5900
Tel Aviv Museum of Art 03-6077000
The Nachum Gutman Museum of Art 03-5161970
Design Museum Holon 073-2151500
The Israeli Cartoon Museum 03-6521849
The Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center 03-5339278
Yad LaShiryon at Latrun 08-9784302
The Bible Lands Museum 02-5611066
Hasmonean Aqueduct Tour *6033
The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens 02-6794012
Beta Israel Village 053-711-9909
The Ashdod Art Museum 08-8545180/1
The Corinne Mamane Museum of Philistine Culture 08-6224799
The Joe Alon Center for Bedouin Culture 08-9913322
Lunada (Beer Sheva) - advance registration required. Registration opens at April 18. 08-622-6926
The Legends of Yamit Visitors' Center - 054-666-8856
Other attractions that are free for Pesach:
The Israel Museum will be free for children (under 18) during April 1-4, 02-6708811
More coming soon!
Have a great time!
p.s. Please share this with your friends, so everyone can plan a fun and frugal Pesach!
p.p.s. If you're looking for discount admission to some of the not-free things to do, be sure to check out these deals!