These 5 museums will take your senses on a thrill ride
Israel has the most museums per capita in the world. Here's a sneak peek.
As the country with the most museums per capita in the world, Israel is home to a host of diverse museums with engaging exhibits. Here is a breakdown of five of the most charming, unique museums in the country:
City: Jerusalem | Genre: History | Must see: Dead Sea Scrolls
Israel’s national museum features archeology and fine arts as well as manuscripts and artifacts from Israel’s history. The museum boasts a collection of almost 500,000 objects, inside and out. One notable feature of the museum is the domed Shrine of the Book, home to ancient manuscripts including the Dead Sea Scrolls.
City: Tel Aviv | Genre: Art | Must see: Picasso, Van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, Lichtenstein mural
One of Israel’s leading art institutions, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art displays local and international works from as early as the 16th century, showing media ranging from paintings to photographs. It also boasts a comprehensive collection of Israeli art from past and present. In addition to its permanent collections, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art also features several rotating exhibitions that highlight artists in great detail.
Photo: Gil Eilam/Flickr
City: Haifa | Genre: Technology | Must see: ANY of the multi-sense 3D movies
This whimsical science and technology museum targets children and the young-at-heart, with more than 600 hands-on exhibits and several exciting multi-sense 3D movies with scent, air bursts and water effects - and even moving seats that have built-in ticklers. It's not your typical point-and-look museum, with games, puzzles and optical illusions listed among its many interactive features.
City: Holon | Genre: Design | Must see: Stunning architecture of the building itself
A leading museum in design, its iconic structure was designed by renowned Israeli architect Ron Arad. The museum aims to make design interesting to people of all ages, and has contributed to the city's expanding focus on arts, culture and education. The current exhibition features contemporary crafting, initiating a broader dialogue about artisanal design in modern society.
The Holon Children's Museum has whimsical buildings as well as an outdoor courtyard. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
City: Holon | Genre: Children | Must see: “Dialogue in the Dark” tour – experience what it is like to be blind
Ranked the No. 1 attraction in Holon by TripAdvisor, this interactive museum encourages kids to use their imagination and engage with the exhibits. Unconventional and unique, the museum elevates the learning experience from a mere walk-through to an exciting, fun experience for kids – from a forest adventure with Yanshul the owl-cat to an emotional journey with blind guides and lots of unforgettable activities in between.
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