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5 Activities for Children in Jerusalem

Travelling with children is stressful enough – add boredom and you have a perfect recipe for travel disaster. Fortunately, Jerusalem is equipped with many fun and exciting activities for children.

5 Activities for Children in Jerusalem

Scavenger Hunts

A scavenger hunt is a fun way to learn more about Jerusalem and its history, as well as its current culture. The scavenger hunts are set up for groups of four or more, it’s enjoyable for children and adults, alike. You can choose from several pre-pared hunts, or try them all if you have time!.

Contact to arrange your own scavenger hunt.

Israel Museum

Museums are a great source for adults to expand their cultural and historical knowledge, but these kinds of tours won’t necessarily interest children.
At the Israel Museum, there is a youth wing where children can enjoy hands-on learning in a way that doesn’t feel like learning. Even the parents can take something back from a visit to the Isreal Museum’s Youth Wing.

Get more information about children’s museum packages here.

Biblical Zoo

The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo is home to the many animals that have been mentioned in the bible, some having bee brought over from other countries. Children can get up close and personal with some of the animals, like the goats, in the petting zoo.
When parents need a break, sit back at the sculpture park and let the kids explore as they study and climb the sculptures of animals and Noah’s Ark.

Hours:
Sun – Thu: 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri: 9:00AM to 4:30PM
Sat: 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fee: 35 nis children 45 nis adults.
Entrance is only until one hour before closing time.

Learn more about the Biblical Zoo.

Jerusalem Time Elevator

Let your kids travel through the 3,000 year history of Jerusalem in the most entertaining way possible.
The Time Elevator is an interactive film where you can experience effects like moving seats, splashing water, and tumbling ceilings (don’t worry – it’s all perfectly safe). There’s no guarantee that your children will view this as a learning experience, but they will enjoy doing it!

Visit their website to book your visit.

The Mifletzet

In Rabinovich Park in Kiryat Yovel stands a sculptured Golem with three tongues that serve as slides that can entertain both children and their parents. It’s a simple mode of entertainment that get kids outside and active, and – best of all – it’s free!

Book your trip to Jerusalem today!