Monday, June 11, 2018

Summer 2018 at the Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem

Summer 2018 at the Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem
* For the first time in Israel *
An international exhibition straight from Paris

Opens – 22.6.2018 – Closes – 10.12.2018
על הקצה קרדיט F Jeliaoui

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.  In Paris, the Universcience Museum will host the “Illusions- Mind Boggling” exhibition.

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:
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).
Challenge and Risk - children's books activity
Many children’s stories feature obvious or subliminal values and one of the main values in these books relates to the subject of risk:  “Must we take risks in order to develop independence?  What  happens when we step out of the boundaries that surround us, either physical (“Elephants Don’t Ballet Dance”) or social (“Bentzie the Elephant”)?  How do we cope with the tension between ‘being who I am’ and the desire to dare, innovate and change?
As part of this activity, a reading area will be opened at the museum with many children’s books that deal directly or indirectly with the subject of risk.  For each book, background will be given as to its position regarding the subject of risk (caution, challenge or calculated risk) and ideas are offered to the parent as to how to read a book together with the child.

“The activity will be run in cooperation with the Laboratory for Social Development at the Department of Psychology at the Hebrew University Jerusalem, directed by Prof. Ariel Knafo-Noam.
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?
The 'Nerds' – A comic and exciting circus show for the entire family, without words and with audience participation.  The pair of nerds, the odd couple, will win the hearts of the audience in an acrobatic and clown show.  Get carried away by moments of love and crisis, laugh together with them and especially at them.  Be awe struck by the impressive acrobatics and you may even be picked to fly with them on stage (July:  Tuesdays and Saturdays: 14:00, 16:00; August:  Mon-Thurs, Saturday: 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30).
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).
July                                        August
Mon-Thurs: 10:00-18:00     Sun-Thurs: 10:00-19:00
Fri: 10:00-14:00                    Fri:  10:00-14:00
Saturday:  10:00-17:00        Saturday:  10:00-17:00

Children under the age of 5 – free, child/adult – NIS 45, family ticket (parents/grandparents and all their children/grandchildren) NIS 160
During the summer vacation period:  1.7.18-31.8.18:  Child/adult – NIS 60, family ticket – NIS 220
Discounts to Yerushalmi Resident Card Holders, soldiers, defense forces, people with disabilities, senior citizens, customer clubs

The exhibition features the international collaboration between three museums:  Universcience (France), Heureka (Finland), Ciencia Viva (Portugal) and it has been planned as part of the Israel-France Season 2018 events.

  For further information:  02-6544888

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