Also had a great time there with 2 and 3 yr old (who love animals)
Must book. We’ve done it a few times kids love it
Yes, seconding this! Our kids loved it.
Went to the biblical natural history museum. We all had a fabulous time, really interesting and they even have a petting area… The actual tour we think is more appropriate for ages 5+.
We were just in Israel- spent the morning at the biblical museum and then went to Beit guvrin for just the dig a day. There was definitely enough time for both, and depending on your time slots, you can do lunch in between both activities.
We loved the Biblical Museum of Natural History!
we really liked the biblical museum of natural history in bet shemesh (that’s the one you mean, right?) and we are not even religious! Was totally great for my kids
Loved the museum, went twice
The whole family enjoyed it last year. 2 adults 2 teens and an 8 year old.
I went with my kids but i enjoyed it. Its all about animals in Tanach and Israel. The presentation was very interesting and there were live and dead animals (some exotic) that you could touch and hold. It really depends if your teenagers are interested in that kind of stuff.
Was there last week with a bunch of kids aged between 10 and 18. All enjoyed it
I think the older the better. I went with a group of people aged 20-60 and we all enjoyed!
Highly recommend The Biblical Museum of Natural History in Bet Shemesh. I went today with a group of 12 year old boys and we had a great time. It was very interesting, informative, interactive and enjoyable. Kol Hakavod Natan Slifkin
Just spent the morning at the Biblical Museum of Natural History in Bet Shemesh- it was amazing, interesting, hands-on, air conditioned, and my kids loved it! Highly recommend it!
Went to the Biblical Museum of Natural History yesterday in Bet Shemesh and had an AMAZING time! It is really worthwhile. If you have not gone yet, you must book a tour today!!
Unsolicited recommendation for the Biblical Museum of Natural History in Bet Shemesh- the story of each and every animal and how it’s related to Tanach and our lives is fascinating, and the kids were engaged and involved in a hands-on way the whole time!
Biblical Museum of Natural History- hands on museum and petting zoo in Beit Shemesh. My parents took my sister and me with our kids ranging 8 months (mesmerized by the intro movies), 3 year olds, 6, 7 (both held snakes around their necks) and 9 Afterwards we enjoyed a picnic in Apple Park with wonderful equipment for kids of all ages.
Unsolicited & warm recommendation for The Biblical Museum of Natural History in Beit Shemesh…..
We went today for the first time & it was excellent. A very interesting talk from the founder and director Natan Slifkin held the attention of adults and kids. There was a terrific (and funny) video about Lions and then a hands on tour of the museum. The talk/tour took about 90 minutes in full and really “moved”. Then outside there is a petting zoo which can easily keep kids busy for another 20 – 30 minutes. The museum offers tours in English and Hebrew. (see link below).
The museum is clean, comfortable and there is plenty of parking. If you are coming from outside Beit Shemesh there are restaurants nearby, shopping (the huge BIG mall is less that 1 KM away) plus there are lots of outdoor attractions in the areas surrounding the city.
We try and hit up all the great spots in Israel & the Beit Shemesh Biblical Museum didn’t disappoint.
This place is small enough that it doesn’t require much walking but large enough to enjoy for about two hours. It’s a great indoor spot to take kids and grandparents. Plus it is down the road from the Big mall in Beit Shemesh where you can grab lunch.
If your kid likes animals (Espc reptiles) she’ll love it! I did!
We were there and loved it! No one wanted to leave!
Been twice loved it. Petting zoo outside but covered. And my kids were in it for about an hour!!!
We’ve been there twice and loved it!
I think I loved it more than my kids. It’s great for that age and the adults too! You need to book in advance
We all had a blast- kids ages 10, 4, 3… Myself included
We loved it.
Inside the building is a big hall that’s divided with a curtain. during the first part you sit in chairs and there’s an explanation with some cool things that get passed around. then they open the screen and there are lots of stuffed animals (as in…. real animals, but stuffed….) and some live animals. The guide takes you around talking about some of the animals and then they take out some of the animals you can hold (hamsters, snakes). And there’s a whole wall of shofarot, which is cool – and they go over which are kosher and are used in which community. You have time to walk around that section and hold the animals there. then you can always go back out to the petting zoo area out front.
We had a wonderful time on Pesach, kids were 3, almost 4, 6, 7, 9
Amazing forages 2 and 4!!! Such a great place and my kids loved it. It’s also next-door to the mall where there is a play area as well. HIGHLY RECOMMEND it!
We went with our family, 3 years to grandparents. A wonderful outing had by all. 2ish hours and had to drag the kids out the petting zoo at the end. Hands on, great educational experience. Highly recommend.
Just want to recommend the biblical museum of natural history. It’s a terrific museum and we truly enjoyed it. It starts with a video, then Rav Slifkin speaks, and ends off being able to pet and hold the animals. Very recommended.
My kids loved it too especially holding the hamsters and snakes
A big win finding this attraction! Excellent delivery by the guides of fascinating information about animals from the tnach. You can pet lizards, mice, chicks, tortoises, chickens and even get wrapped up in a snake. The premises aren’t huge, but the whole visit lasted about 2.5 hrs. Took kids aged 3, 5, 9 and 16. Entrance fee – adults – 40nis, kids 30nis. Don’t forget to claim your 10% discount with your love love Israel card
Just went to the new Biblical Museum in Beit Shemesh. We really enjoyed it! I highly recommend it to everyone. It’s near pirate haadom. A little movie and then a tour of different exhibits. Took about 2 hours. Very hands on and interesting. Kids ages 7-19 and adults…all really enjoyed it.
Strolllers allowed, but you don’t really need it. The whole museum is just 2 large rooms right now. It came in handy for my 4 yo who was tired. One more thing, almost all the exhibits are open so you do need to keep an eye or hold onto the really little ones so they don’t destroy anything.
Had a great time at the new biblical natural history museum in bet shemesh. We went with all ages and really enjoyed. Rabbi Natan slifkin really explains things in an interesting and entertaining way. The tour is about an hour and a half, highly recommend it.
Had a great time at the Biblical Museum of Natural History in Beit Shemesh. It was really cool for the kids and totally kid friendly for the younger ones as well. Everyone enjoyed, including Savta!
we went on a great tour of the Biblical Museum of Natural History in Beit Shemesh – highly recommended. The tour was just over an hour. Ilanit Zakowski Unsolicited recommendation for the Biblical Museum of Natural History in Bet Shemesh- the story of each and every animal and how it’s related to Tanach and our lives is fascinating, and the kids were engaged and involved in a hands-on way the whole time!
the biblical natural history museum is great, just not a half day activity, id say more like an hour and a half, two hours tops
You must book a tour for the biblical museum of natural history in beit Shemesh. It’s only about an hour, hour in a half, but it’s so good!
Very interesting and some hands on with some animals.
I Don’t think it’s for 4 year olds. Better to wait until he’s a little older to appreciate it. Also you can’t really touch the things so that’s hard for a little kid
I think it is better for 8and up.
Interesting, educational and fun. The museum guide will adapt so it should be good for the 4 yr old too
We were there and it was great! You have to know your tanach and like animals and science. The kids had a blast.
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