for children

FOR CHILDREN All shows are in Hebrew except those marked with a star. Times are p.m. unless otherwise stated. Jerusalem BEN AND BENDICTOS THE CLOWN - A clown shows Ben's toys some circus tricks. Liberty Bell Garden, Train Theater, Sat., 11 a.m. & 561-8514 THE MARZIPAN FAIRY - Puppet theater journey of building confidence and friendship. From age 3. Liberty Bell Garden, Train Theater, Sun., 11 a.m. FAMILY GYMNASIUM FOR THE BRAIN - Activities for all ages. Mindteasers, board games, blocks and bricks. The Educational Centre for Games in Israel, Hatabor 32, Sun.-Tues. & 0544-717 314 PESSAH HAPPENING - Kanyon Malha, Sun. and Mon., 12:30 and 6. Creative workshops Sun., 4-6 and Mon., 4. & 679-1333 THE 16TH SHEEP - Musical with much-loved songs, written by Yehonatan Geffen. Jerusalem Theater, Sun., 4 GRANDMA WEAVES STORIES - Liberty Bell Garden, Train Theater, Mon., 11 a.m. & 561-8514 STORY THEATER - With Galya Levy Grad. Train Theater, Liberty Bell Garden, Mon., 4:30 [age 2+]; 5:30 [age 4+] & 561-8514 ANIMAL TRAINER IN A PUPPET THEATER - Children help animate the puppets in this play about the circus. From age 3. Liberty Bell Garden, Train Theater, Tues., 11 a.m. & 561-8514 THREE WISHES - Three separate stories, with puppets and props. Ages 4-8. Liberty Bell Garden, Train Theater, Wed., 11 a.m. & 561-8514 H OLD CITY TREASURE HUNT - Interactive game and tour of the Old City for families or groups. In English or Hebrew. For ages 10-15. The Sephardic Educational Center in Jerusalem's Jewish Quarter. By reservation & 628-2344 SCIENCE MUSEUM - Exhibits: Mathematics, Einstein in Jerusalem celebrating 100 years since the publication of the theory of relativity and In Light of Electricity. Bloomfield Science Museum, Givat Ram & 654-4888 [admission free today, Sun.-Tues.] TISCH FAMILY BIBLICAL ZOO - Malha & 675-0111 Tel Aviv area GRANDPA TUVIA'S ANIMAL STORIES - With Tuvia Tzafir. Rishon Lezion, Hai Kef, today-Wed., 11 a.m. GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS - Herzliya, Arts Center, today, 11 a.m. TARARAM KIDZ - T.A. Museum, Sat., 11 :30 a.m. THE LION WHO LOVED STRAWBERRIES - Herzliya, Arts Center, Sat., 11:30 a.m. THE 16TH SHEEP - Musical with much-loved songs, written by Yehonatan Geffen. Arison, Mon., 4 GRANDPA TUVIA'S BIBLE STORIES - Holon, Mediatheque, Thurs., 5:30 ISRAEL CHILDREN'S MUSEUM - Creative workshops and special activities. Nature, life and thinking and feeling pavilions. Holon, Mifraz Shlomo, Peres Park, (03) 650-3000 Haifa TARARAM KIDZ - Haifa, Theater, Mon., 5 and 7 DOLL MUSEUM - 1,000 dolls give a picture of the birth of the State of Israel. Haifa, Castra Center, today, 10 a.m.-2; Sun.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 & 051-598-765 SCIENCE MUSEUM - The Secrets of Life Exhibition: The World of DNA. Workshops about water, laboratory experiments and more. Historical Technion Bldg., Shmaryahu Levin 11, Sat., 10 a.m.-6 & 862-8111 Other Locales TARARAM KIDZ - Karmiel, Heichal Hatarbut, Sun., 5:30 PAINT YOUR OWN POTTERY - Painting on pottery and wood, playground, coffee shop. Ornament, Rishpon, Hacharuv 1, today and Tues., 10 a.m.-3; Sat., 11 a.m.-5; Sun., Mon. and Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 & 054-7682354, 09-9511964 BISHVIL HAYELADIM - Gymboree daily from 3-7. Mevaseret, Harakefet 3 & (02) 579-0546