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* For the first time in Israel * An international exhibition straight from Paris

Date:22/06/2018 - 10/12/2018

On the Edge
Get ready to take the risk…

*Adventure area for children * Interactive building workshops for children *Funny science demonstration * Dozens of interactive exhibits * Design and photography displays * Guided tours * 3D Movie

 Opens – 22.6.2018 – Closes – 10.12.2018

The Bloomfield Science Museum  is delighted to take part in the Israel – France Season of 2018, featuring an exchange of exhibitions between Jerusalem’s science museum and its colleague in Paris.   For a limited time, the Bloomfield Science Museum will host the international exhibition – On the Edge – that was recently displayed at the Universcience Museum in Paris and deals with taking risks.

We all know the saying – “If you don’t try, you won’t succeed” – if we don’t take risks, we will never attain achievements or really reach our potential.  How can modern life advance without taking risks?  How can we bridge the gap between the need for self-realization and making dreams come true, while still protecting ourselves?  The ‘bottom line’ is that it is impossible to live life without taking risks.
For the first time in Israel, this new exhibition for the entire family deals with the subject of risk and/or chance and is part of the Israel – France Season 2018, featuring cultural exchanges between institutions, artists and various cultural organizations. 
During the exhibition, people, young and old, can enjoy dozens of interactive exhibits, ‘test yourself’ stations, videos that will examine whether you are risk taker and give you an assessment.  These exhibits include:  electric group roulette, funny glasses, walking on a tight rope, etc.

In addition to this exhibition, there are three more.  Two of these exhibitions are the result of collaboration with the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design: 
Helmet Head:  An exhibition of helmets designed by students of industrial design.
The helmets were designed during a course in their 2nd year of studies, when they were asked to design useful products.  The students were asked to design a product to protect the head against impact (Professional guidance:  Eran Lederman, Dov Ganchrow and Haim Parnas).

Protective Gear: modeling exercise – One of the accepted ways of managing risks is to use safety measures – products that protect us from injury in a variety of fields, such as sports, work, medicine, etc.  In the exhibition, there is a display of risk reducing articles that are enlarged to giant proportions!  These enlarged product models were created as part of the training of 1st year industrial design students at Bezalel, in the Tool Box course.  This basic course deals with the relationship between providing a shape for technology and between planning and production. (Professional guidance:  Haim Parnas and Dov Ganchrow – Exhibition opens on 7.8.18).
“Not Easy Prey”– How do animals deal with their predators?  This is an exhibition of fascinating nature photographs that investigate a variety of mechanism and responses that enable animals to cope with the danger of being preyed upon by reducing the danger of them being discovered, attacked and caught by their predators (Curator:  Damon Shusterman.  Scientific Consultant:  Dr. Dror Hawlena, the Hebrew University).
Additional activities in the exhibition:
An amusing scientific demonstration called Hair Raising:  This funny activity focuses on the Van der Graff electrostatic generator that makes your hair stand out and moves objects in the air using static electricity (for the entire family).
Ouch! Building Workshop:  Every visitor can use his finger to ‘hammer in’ a nail, without a drop of blood… build something you can take home as a souvenir (ages 4 and up).
In a new and unique surrounding at the science museum - Courage on a Tree – children are invited to reach new heights.  In the museum’s courtyard, three tall structures will be installed that will enable the children to see into the distance, check out the height, walk on a suspended bridge, become frightened and . then overcome their fear, climb, touch, dare and be careful (for ages 5 and up
 the activity will start on 3/8/2018)

The Carpentry Shop – An experimental and building workshop for children and parents. This is an opportunity for kids and parents to experiment in wood, to design, learn and build with real woodworking tools. Children (accompanied by an adult) are invited to get to know various kinds of wood, to build, to overcome fears, to learn from mistakes and to be aware of the risks (ages 5-8, every child must be accompanied by an adult/parent. On Saturdays 11:30, 12:30, 14:00).  

A Tour for ‘Brave’ Families– You are invited to take a fascinating journey to discover the chances and risks throughout the exhibition.  Discover what is preferable – taking it safe – or taking a gamble?  And how it feels to walk on the edge?  You can examine just how much you trust yourself and how much you trust others.  In this activity, you will learn how to reduce risks using special protective equipment. Do you dare to join?
Conquest of the Skies
– 3D Movie
The ability to fly is one of the greatest wonders of nature. Millions of creatures soar above our heads, using an amazing variety of techniques to overcome gravity and rule their aerial environment. Yet how did animals make the extraordinary transition from land to air?
The movie Birds of the Sky uses up-to-date scientific knowledge and technological effects to discover and present the story of the evolution of flight among animals (Hebrew narration. Twenty minutes, at an additional cost of 10 NIS from age 2 and up).

Purchase Tickets HERE

Date Created: 06/06/18
Date Updated: 11/12/18