Ten Things not to Miss

Children – Don’t Miss in Jerusalem

Check out our list of essential children’s sites at Children’s Jerusalem Must Do Sites – you get the “tourist” points for having been there but they are all fun.

Here are some more ideas of keeping children busy in Jerusalem. This is a mixture of good tourism and things that children enjoy anywhere in the world.

Jerusalem Science Museum

Asimply amazing place – lots of hands on and you can get by without Hebrew. Great on a hot day with amazing air conditioning. Can be mobbed during the chagim. Science Museum site

Israel Museum Youth Wing

Highly regarded and the museum is newly renovated. During chagim there are normally children’s arts & crafts groups for a few shekalim. Take a few minutes to go and see the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple era. Israel Museum site

Visit the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo

One of Jerusalem’s treasures. See Jerusalem Zoo

Ein Yael

 Hands on museum with a focus on ancient times and with an amazing hands on arts and crafts program. See Ein Yael


Standard 21st century entertainment  – not exclusive to Jerusalem but in the Talpiot Industrial Area you can see a film, go bowling, drive go karts and play mini-golf.

Time Machine

A white knuckle ride through Jerusalem’s history Jerusalem Time Machine

Ice Cream

True you can eat an ice cream in almost any city in the world, but after all the touring they deserve it. Maybe combine it with Hanging Out in Emek Refaim and keep all ages happy.

Take the 99

Why make them walk when you can all ride and enjoy the views from this bus tour. See  99 Bus

Go Play

Take them to hang out or run around in some of Jerusalem’s Playgrounds

Leave Town

See Kift Zuba, Stalectite CaveSataf  for ideas of children friendly things to do near to Jerusalem.

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