Pesach (Passover) Events – Where To Go? What To Do?

Pesach (Passover) is vacation time and there are always lots of events going on around the country. Here are a few that we have collected – check back as we update this list of Pesach (Passover) Events – Where to Go & What to Do?

There around 50 sites with free admission – sponsored by Bank Hapoalim Free Passover/Pesach Program

Free Passover with Bank Hapoalim

Bank Hapoalim has for the past few years (as part of its contribution to the community) sponsored free admission to some 50 sites, museums and attractions for kids around the country during Passover/Pesach. There is a wide variety of museums, heritage sites and attractions for adults and kids of all ages. Credit to Bank Hapoalim for this initiative and the fact that they manage to provide a good cross section of activities over different areas of the country.

Free Passover Opening Times

The sites which are included in the Bank Hapoalim  project are open every day of Chol Hamoed of Passover/Pesach dates

  • Sunday – Thursday 8-12 April

Israel Inside Out recommends verifying opening times with the sites themselves – and be warned some of these places are very popular – it is worth getting there early.

Free Passover in Tel Aviv area

Eretz Israel Museum Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Nahum Gutman Museum
Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Art
Petach Tikva museum
Beit Hatfutzot Museum
Rubin Museum
Yitzhak Rabin Center
Ahspdan Visitor Center
Rishon Lezion Museum
Herzliya Museum

Free Passover in the North

International Stone Sculpture Symposium in Galilee – Maalot Tarshiha
Through the Tree Tabor
Amat crocodiles

Haifa Zoo
Eco Kineret
Ein Dor Museum at the foot of Mount Tabor
TIKOTIN museum
Haifa Museum of Art
National Maritime Museum Haifa
First Aliyah Museum
Umm al-Fahm Museum
Valley Settlement History Museum
Museum Ein Hod
Ein Harod Museum
Wilfrid Israel Museum in Hzorea
Ghetto Fighters Museum
Golan Archaeological Museum Katzrin Park
Museum Treasures Wall
Belvoir  National Park
Haifa City Museum

Free Passover in Jerusalem and Modi’in area

Museum of Italian Jewish Art
Yad LeShiryon – Armored Corps Museum
Jerusalem Botanic Garden
Archaeological Experience Tzurim Valley – City of David
Palace Aqueduct – City of David
Old Yishuv Court Museum

Free Passover in the South

Israel Air Force Museum
Hai Negev Revivim
Ben Gurion Hut
Hai Bar Nature Reserve
National Park Ovdat
Water Museum in Kibbutz Nir Am
Museum Joe Alon
Ashdod Museum

Dead Sea Festival

Live music on the shores of the Dead Sea see Dead Sea Festival Hebrew Website for more details & see Dead Sea Area Activities – Hebrew for other things to do in the Dead Sea area

Dead Sea Walking Festival

Free guided tours in the Sedom area of the Dead Sea. See Sedom Tours (Hebrew) Website


National Parks

All the National Parks will be open and busy over Pesach – many of them with special activities. The national parks are split between several different organisations – check out Matmon Pesach (Hebrew) and also NP Activities (Hebrew)

Begin Center – Jerusalem Timewalk

A 2.25hour timewalk through different periods of Jerusalem’s history at the Begin Center. Booking advised on 02-5652011 – on the hour Sunday – Wednesday

Jerusalem City of Ice

The Jerusalem City of Ice event runs through Pesach until then end of April. See City of Ice – Jerusalem for more details.

Jerusalem Events

Activities in Jerusalem Park, Theatre Events and Retro Fairs – see Jerusalem Events

Haifa Flower Festival

Nine stunning flower exhibitions 10am – 10pm including night time illumination. Admission charge. See Haifa Flowers Hebrew Website

Stage One English Theatre Festival

English theatre, stand-up and music at Bet Avichai Jerusalem. Details at Stage One Festival Website or 02-6215900

Sunday – Tuesday

Mekorot Israel Water – Visitor Centers

The Mekorot Visitor Centers are generally open to the public by Prior Arrangement ONLY.

  • Eshkol (Route 77 – near Golani Junction) –  04-6500664
  • Sapir (Route 90 – North West of the Kinneret) – 04-6714770
  • Yarkon Springs (Near Route 483 Petach Tikva – Rosh Haayin) – 03-9388961
  • Simcha (Route 334) – 08-6620650

Mekorot Site


 Jerusalem Municipality Tour

Discover more about Jerusalem and enjoy panoramic vistas at the Jerusalem Municipality Tour.

  • Sunday – Tuesday at 1100 and 1300
  • Meet by the Palm Trees in Kikar Safra
  • Hebrew and probably also English & Russian