The Jerusalem Science MuseumJerusalem travel guide
The Bloomfield Science Museum is the place for learning about science with interactive displays that invite children and parents to touch, experience, and enjoy science. The museum offers guided tours, construction workshops, and special events with new exhibits, guest exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, activities, and live shows. On Fridays and Saturdays, the entrance to the museum is free of charge.
The history of the Science Museum
In 1980, a group of scholars from the Hebrew University came together with the goal of establishing a permanent space for exhibiting science in ways that will enthrall and attract everyone: adults, teenagers and even very young children. The group sought to model the new museum on the Exploratorium in San Francisco, which was founded by Frank Oppenheimer in 1969. Together with Canada’s Ontario Science Centre, which opened in the same year, these institutions presented the world with an innovative model for interactive science museums. The group led by Professor Hillman established a non-profit called “Simply Science” for the purpose and set to work. “Simply Science” operated from the Givat Ram campus for ten years.
The science museum is working on a project to build a museum of nature in Israel as part of a shared campus. This campus will show how different scientific disciplines are connected, as well as how they can be used to understand the world around us.