Designed to complement the Ministry of Education curriculum in history, Bible, archaeology and related topics, the Museum's unique programs combine guided tours with creative workshops and hands-on activities that inspire the exploration and appreciation of ancient history, archaeology and the Bible.
The educational programs developed in the museum are geared towards the various school curriculums. These unique programs place the antiquities on display in their historical context. By painting a vivid picture of the cultures of the lands of the Bible, a visit to the museum becomes a unique opportunity to discover and experience the past; it enables teachers to enrich their classroom studies in various subjects including Bible, history, archaeology, geography, and art.
Most programs are accompanied by creative workshops that enrich the guided tours in fun and creative ways.
Experience the wonder of the age of our ancestors and the ancient civilizations in which they lived. Examine the tools that were used in their daily lives in fun and exciting activities that transport the artifacts on display from their silent galleries and to their original lively surroundings. Be introduced to key concepts such as museum, archaeology and antiquities. Finally, the day concludes with a feast of fresh hand made pita bread, fresh churned butter and tea made by the students themselves.
For 1st – 4th Grades
Signs, Letters and Icons
Explore the history and evolution of writing, beginning with Egyptian hieroglyphics and Mesopotamian cuneiform, up until the introduction of the Canaanite alphabet and the alphabetic writing that evolved from it. We will get to know the different writing materials such as clay, stone and papyrus and how these influenced the various writing systems.
For 1st – 2nd Grades
Three Fathers and Four Mothers
Relive the stories of our forefathers and mothers in an exciting journey through the museum galleries. Different findings from the Lands of the Bible will reveal the landscape, cultures and customs that appear in the stories of the book of Genesis.
For 1st – 2nd Grades
The program is also suitable for children-parent activities and for classes receiving their first Bible (generally 2nd grade)
Through a window in the Ark…
Step into the story of Noah and his Ark, come learn about the significance of animals in the ancient Near East. Together we will experience a special and creative activity that examines the importance of animals in the ancient world. Objects from different civilizations will tell us about the important uses of animals in the lives of our ancient ancestors.
For 2nd – 3rd Grades
"The King who did not Know Joseph"
The secrets and wonders of the mysterious kingdoms of the Pharaohs are revealed to us in this fun and exciting activity. Ancient Egypt is explored through the concepts and mystifying events mentioned in the stories of Joseph and The Exodus. Discover the everyday life and the fascinating Ancient Egyptian spiritual world. learn about the unique Egyptian world including Hieroglyphs, Pharaohs, the Pyramids, and mummies.
For 3rd Grade
Alongside the Waters
A journey following ancient cultures that resided on the sea shores and rivers: the Greeks, Phoenicians, Philistines and Egyptians. In this program we will learn how the location of these cultures influenced their way of life, their development and the relationships between them.
For 4th – 5th Grades, recommended for the study of geography.
Jerusalem, A Capital for All Times
In Jerusalem, the capital of modern Israel and the longest standing capital from the ancient world, you have a unique opportunity to explore the idea of capital by comparing Jerusalem to other famous ancient royal cities. Palaces, temples, fortifications, kings and priests all stood in the hearts of these cities. Through ancient objects and models we will paint a living picture of Jerusalem in the days of the First Temple and compare it to other ancient royal cities, taking a look at their characteristics as centers of government and religion.
For 4th – 6th Grades
Between the King and Myself
Following the biblical debate surrounding the ancient Israelite's demand for "a king like all the nations around" we examine the role and position of the king in the neighboring cultures; what were the duties of the king in the ancient world, how was he described, what was his status, what was his position in relation to his people and to the gods.
For 5th – 6th Grades