Top 5: Jerusalem Election Day activities

With schools and workplaces closed for the day, Election Day is an opportunity to relax and enjoy the best that Jerusalem has to offer.

Top 5: Election Day Activities (photo credit: Courtesy)
Top 5: Election Day Activities
(photo credit: Courtesy)
1. Election Day at the Bloomfield Science Museum
Take a guided tour around the Science Museum given by members of the public who took part in a competition to be tour guides for a day. Chosen by a panel from the Science Museum, the selection of budding guides will take you through various interactive exhibits, displays and scientific demonstrations. Current highlights at the Museum include among others Innovations Inc., an exhibition that traces the sources of Israeli innovations, and Illusions that reveals the inner workings of the parts of the brain that cause us to accept illusions as reality. A trip to the Science Museum is always enriching, with an extra spirit of fun and surprise.
Address: Sderot Hamuzeonim, Givat Ram Phone: 02-654-48882. Zoo elections 2013
To give your kids the opportunity to get involved and vote this Election Day, head to the Biblical Zoo for an alternative type of election. The vote is centered around the Zoo's animals – species mentioned in the Bible and beyond. Children can puzzle over the female leadership of the lemurs, the leadership of the marsh aviary and much more and can feel empowered by making their voice and opinion heard. Other activities during the day include animal feeding, elephant training and more. Activities are weather permitting as make sure to check the weather reports before setting out for the day. Voting takes place during normal open hours.
Address: 1 Derech Aharon Sholov, Jerusalem Phone: 02-2-675-0111
3. Mix
Don't miss a breathtaking performance of the award-winning show MIX by Brazil’s leading dance group, the Deborah Colker Dance Group. Choreographer Deborah Colker is renowned for her magnificent choreography and was the writer, director and choreographer of the legendary Cirque du Soleil production, Ovo. MIX is the combination of Deborah Colker’s two first shows: VULCÃO and VELOX and was conceived for the Biennale de La Danse de Lyon in 1996. The show at the Jerusalem Theater is filled with passion and elegance and is guaranteed to be a wonderful way to spend your afternoon on Election Day.Address: 20 Marcus St, Talbiyeh Phone: 02-2-623-70004. Election Day at Beit Avi Chai
Beit Avi Chai in town promise a great line-up for the whole family this Election Day, with a mix of educational and light-hearted activities. In the morning between 11:00 and 13:00 there will be Tu Bishvat activities for kids with green-themed story hour and plays. The events may be in Hebrew but they are simple and engaging and even non Hebrew speakers should get a lot out of them. Admission is NIS 30 per child and free for the accompanying adult. Then, in the evening (18:00 – 20:00) theater group Incubator will perform a hilarious improv performance The Cabinet: Elections on current events in Israel (Hebrew). The show is geared to Hebrew speakers and those in the know about Israeli politics and its nuances.Address: 44 King George Street Phone: 02-2-621-5300 5. Election Day at Moshe Castel Museum
For something a little different, head slightly out of Jerusalem to Maale Adumim to the Moshe Castel Museum, which features works of art by the late artist Moshe Castel and others. The Museum is offering free entrance for Election Day and a guided tour in English at 13:00. One of the current must-sees at the Museum is the Esh exhibition, which runs just until January 31st and features 110 sculptures by 38 dynamic artists.
Address: 1 Kikar HaMuseon, Ma’aleh Adumim Phone: 02-2-535-7000 is a new online international travel portal offering all the latest information on things to do, places to eat and places to stay.