(Program in Hebrew)
Winter Autumn Series 2018-2019 | Every Wednesday from 10.10 at 17:00 | For Ages 4-8
Ancient legends and mythology to captivate your child's imagination this coming winter!
Come with your children for an hour-long, magical, multi-sensory experience. Mixing stories with drama and a guided tour, the children will be taken to the far-off lands of beloved fairy tales and myths, returning home after each encounter with a new story.
17.10 | Nakdimon Ben Gurion
“When the Temple stood, all of Israel would flock to it three times a year. One year the pilgrims thirsted for water, as all the wells had dried up and there had been no rain.” What did they do to quench their thirst? Learn about humanity's age-old dependence on rain and the power of prayer in the story of Nakdimon ben Gurion.
24.10 | Heracles and the sea snail
The Greek hero Heracles was associated with Melqart, the patron god of the city of Tyre. One day, Hercules was walking on the beach with his lover, the nymph Tyros, when the dog bit a sea snail and it's mouth was dyed a deep purple. Amazed by the beautiful color, the nymph longed to have a garment of the same splendid hue. Heracles obliged her by gathering a large quantity of snails – enough to dye a magnificent scarlet robe!
Coins from the city of Tyre feature images of the legend, demonstrating its importance for the city's inhabitants.
31.10 | Isis and King Ra
The Egyptian goddess Isis possesses many powers and unique healing capabilities, but she is not satisfied. She wants to become even more powerful. Will she be able to save King Ra from a deadly snake bite?
7.11 | The Anzu Bird
"Lugalbanda and the Anzu Bird". Adapted from Tamar Weiss’s book, Inanna Chooses a King, this story is part of a series describing life in the cities of Uruk and Aratta many years ago. Wars, magical creatures, holy goddesses, and much more.
14.11| Details to be announced at a later date
21.11 | Atalanta
Arcadian heroine Atalanta was a huntress and a favourite of the goddess Artemis. She was abandoned on a desolate mountain by her father at birth because he had hoped for a boy, not a girl. A she-bear happened upon the baby Atalanta, and took care of her until she was found and adopted by a group of hunters. She learned to fight and hunt well, skills which would serve her well later in life.
28.11 | Elazar and the Elephant
What is the connection between elephants and the Chanukah story? Learn how courage and determination can bring down an elephant, even the elephant of a great Greek commander.
12.12 | Donkey Ears - Midas
Who failed miserably in judging a musical contest between two gods, and what was the "reward" for his failure? All is revealed in the story of Midas and the donkey ears.
19.12 | King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba
The queen of Sheba wants Solomon to prove that he is the wisest man alive and that no riddle is too tricky for him to solve. One of many stories about puzzles and challenges.
26.12 | The Song of the Sirens
In mythology, the Sirens were dangerous, sea-dwelling creatures with a woman’s body and the head of a bird whose enchanting singing voices lured unsuspecting victims into serious trouble.
On one of his famous journeys, Odysseus wanted to hear the Sirens’ song without risking his life or the lives of his sailors. He ordered his sailors to seal their ears with beeswax and tie him to the mast of the ship so that he could not free himself and jump ship.
2.1 | Gilgamesh and Khumbaba
Gilgamesh King of Uruk journeys to the distant Cedar Forest with his friend Enkidu in a daring quest to chop down trees and bring back wood to build a magnificent temple and palace and thereby make a name for themselves. On their way, they have to overcome the guardian of the forest, a monster named Humbaba.
Will they succeed in their mission? Discover the struggle between man and nature and man's ancient desire for fame in the story of Gilgamesh and Humbaba.
9.1 | Yotam’s Fable
"The trees went to crown themselves a king..." Who would refuse an offer to become king, and who would accept it? Listen to the surprising story of how the king of trees was appointed in Yotam’s fable.
16.1 | Details to be announced at a later date
Price: Children: NIS 22 | Accompanying Adults: 22 NIS | Three children: 55 NIS | Museum subscribers: Free