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Purim Celebration at the Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem

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Light-Up Purim Masks | Fun with Mirrors and Illusions | Amazing Experiments and Demonstrations for Kids | Take a Ride on a Backwards Bike And More…
9-11.3.2020 | Hours: 10:00-18:00
The Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem invites parents, grandparents, and the whole family to enjoy a unique event over the Purim holiday (9-11.3.20). Featured activities include: a light-up mask workshop, guided tours of the “Mirrors” and “Illusions” exhibits, incredible science demonstrations, a visit to the Camera Obscura in the “Leonardo Questions” exhibit, an intriguing “experiential area,” and a new 3D movie featuring sea turtles and their journey through the open ocean.

Activities include:

Building Workshop: Light-up Masks- In this workshops, parents and children will make comical Purim masks illuminated with LED lights (from age 4+, with a parent/guardian. The masks are a present to bring home).

Tour of the “Mirrors” and “Illusions” Exhibits- In the “Mirrors” exhibit, parents and children will have fun with a variety of mirrors, 'get lost' in a huge mirror maze, peer into mirrors that distort and multiply, and learn why mirrors show objects in reverse! In the “Illusions” exhibit, visitors will try to understand what happens in the brain that makes us perceive reality as something else entirely.
During the tour, participants will take part in various challenges with the help of “inversion glasses”, which make it extra fun. (For the whole family).


Scientific Demonstration: “Science on the Fly”- Astounding demonstrations and experiments with audience participation. Experiments include: blowing up a tied balloon, sitting on chair of nails, poking through an inflated balloon (without it popping!), flying teapots, and a host of other unique experiments.

Guided Exhibition: "Camera Obscura" – Visitors are invited to visit the Museum's "Camera Obscura", in the “Leonardo's Questions” exhibit, and to look up, out and away! In the session, visitors will learn firsthand how the passage of light through a small hole creates an inverted image, and how the phenomenon can be applied.
Experiential Area: Bikes with “Reverse Steering” - What happens in our brains when we ride a 'backwards' bike?  Can we ride in a straight line? Will we adjust our actions or will our minds deceive us ...?

3D film for the whole family
Sea turtles are some of Earth's most ancient and majestic creatures. For over 100 million years, they have traversed the seas, enduring mass extinctions and playing critical roles in maintaining food webs. But now they face a new threat – humans. It's time we learned more about these remarkable reptiles. From the moment her fragile egg cracks below the warm sands of an Australian beach, we join Bunji as she travels through the Great Barrier Reef and thousands of miles into open ocean. After decades, she will migrate with mysterious precision back to the very same beach where she was born and lay the eggs that are the foundation for the next generation. With Bunji as our guide, we will meet an astonishing range of strange and compelling creatures and witness some really wild encounters. All have been filmed in stunning 3D, so you will feel truly immersed amongst massive manta rays, breaching whales, and vibrant clownfish. Sea turtles remind us just how interconnected we all are, and audiences will be moved to cherish these beautiful and vulnerable animals even more.
(Duration: 25 mins. Suitable from age 4 and above. Additional payment above age 2Y+ 10 NIS. The film is being screened on Saturdays and holidays only).

Children under 5- free
Children/adult over 5- 50 NIS
Family ticket -180 NIS
Discounts available for: Jerusalem Resident Card Holders, Soldiers,
Security Forces, Handicapped, Retirees, Buyers Clubs
Date Created: 17/02/20
Date Updated: 17/02/20