Out & About: Top 10 summer events at the Israel Museum

Children are invited to travel to Africa, India and Japan, and take a voyage through time and space.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
July 3, 2014 10:35
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Kite-flying in the Art Garden (weather permitting), and encounters with professional kite-flyers. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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1 YOUTH WING JOURNEYARD: UNDER THE SHADE OF A HOT AIR BALLOON Children are invited to travel to Africa, India and Japan, and take a voyage through time and space. At each stop there will be activities leading to an expedition to one to the Museum exhibitions.

When: July: Tues., Wed., 4-7 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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August (until August 28): Sun., Mon., Thurs.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Tues., Wed. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

2 CONTACT POINT: A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM Now in its fifth consecutive year, “Contact Point” is a unique happening in which dozens of artists interact with the audience and the artworks throughout the Museum. Among the many contact points, there will be an inflatable elephant in the Art Garden, a climb inside Big Bambú, a group of dancers crawling on gallery floors and a masked procession in which the public is invited to take part.

When: Thurs., July 10, 8 p.m. – 3 a.m.

NIS 60; Students, seniors and children NIS 45; Museum and IFIM Members free of charge For details call (02) 670-8811, or go to www.imj.org.il

3 ISRAELI WINE TASTING FESTIVAL
A celebration of wine tasting from the leading wineries in Israel, which takes place in the enchanted atmosphere of the Billy Rose Art Garden, with music accompanying the festivities.



Warm clothing recommended.

When: Mon. –Thurs. August 11-14, 7-11 p.m. NIS 85 For tickets go to http://www.imjnet.org.il/ or call (02) 625-9703. Space is limited.

Tues. and Wed. tickets include admission to Museum galleries until 9 p.m.

4 THE 29TH ANNUAL KITEFLYING FESTIVAL Kite-flying in the Art Garden (weather permitting), and encounters with professional kite-flyers.

When: Tues., August 26, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Free admission for children.

For details, please call (02) 670-8811 There will also be Kite Making workshops from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. NIS 30-40

5 TIME TRAVEL: THE STORY OF THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS Join Alma in this animated journey through time to discover the incredible story of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

When: Ongoing, at the Shrine of the Book Complex, Hebrew with English subtitles, 20 minutes.

7 ACTIVE TOUR: JOURNEY TO FARAWAY LANDS
Discover distant lands and cultures in a guided tour of the Museum’s galleries with games, special activities and a realistic “passport.”

When: August, every day, including Sat.

10:30 a.m.; 12:30 p.m.

For children ages six and up, NIS 15.

‘JOURNEY’ EXHIBITION HAPPENING Performances, travel stories and movies, explorers’ travelogues, movement workshop and souvenir and exotic food fair, followed by a spectacular show at the foot of Big Bambú.

When: Wed., August 6, 5-9 p.m. at the Youth Wing, and throughout the Museum.

No extra charge.

8 WISE AT NIGHT - CELEBRATING THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR An enchanted evening of study sessions and creative activities with artists, lecturers, curators and instructors. The evening will include theme-oriented gallery tours, hands-on experimenting with color and material, meetings with artists, live music and more.

When: Wed., September 10, 7-11 p.m.

9 RECYCLING WORKSHOP: WHERE ECOLOGY MEETS ART Turn waste into art and create mementos of your journey through the Museum with old maps, worn suitcases and a variety of other recycled materials, spiced up with lots of imagination! When: July: Tues., 4-7 p.m.; August: Sun., Mon. and Thurs. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Tues., Wed. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; September Tues. 4-7 p.m.

For ages 3-7 NIS 15, For details call (02) 670-8963.

10 JOURNEY TO TOY LAND A tour of the Youth Wing’s wonderful collection of toys, games and books, from all over the world.

When: August: Tues. and Wed. 3 p.m.

NIS 15 Free admission for children July: Tues., Fri. and Sat. and August: Every day throughout the month.

Museum summer opening hours:
July: Sun, Mon, Thurs, Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tues 4 - 9 p.m ., Weds 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Fri 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Free entrance to children on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. and on Saturdays all day, (up to age 17, excluding groups).

August: Sun, Mon, Thurs, Sat from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tues, Weds 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Fri 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Free entrance to children in August every day, all hours, (up to age 17, excluding groups).

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