OK, so if you’re looking for something a little different after soaking up too many rays on the beach (or if you’ve been here way too long and know you’re heading for a traditional, safe BBQ in some ol’ forest), then this could be a game-changer!
Now happening every Passover/Pessach, locals and tourists can enjoy – for FREE – a huge variety of new exhibitions and activities in museums, performing arts festivals and special events throughout the country to add to an already special feeling of celebrating Passover in Israel. Many of the events are equally accessible to tourists as well as locals (but if you’re a tourist you might struggle with the Hebrew here and there – check the links out in the list below).
In all, there are over 40 FREE museums, zoos and parks open during the weekdays of Passover 2018 (NOTE: all are still to be officially confirmed). But to ensure entry, and to avoid the heaving crowds, we recommend you get there early! You could also try calling *2410 when in Israel (most of the openings over Pessach listed below are sponsored by local bank Hapoalim), but we’re not too sure how long that number is good for and if you’ll get a response in English…
Where to go in the North over Passover
The International Family Galilee Sculpture Festival in Maalot (call 04-9578871);
The Golan Antiquities Museum (call 04-6961350);
Park Katzrin (call 04-6962412);
Agricultural Experience (call 052-9686789);
Where to go in Central Israel over Passover
Where to go in Jerusalem/Modiin over Passover
Tour of the Hasmonean Aqueduct at the City of David