Yad Chaim Weizmann

Visits

The First Citizen Tour

The tour introduces visitors to the life and work of Israel's first President, Dr. Chaim Weizmann.  The tour presents Dr. Weizmann's personal biography as well as his political achievements as President of the Zionist Federation and a key figure in obtaining the Balfour Declaration.  It also shows his scientific achievements as the holder of over 120 patents, and founder of the Hebrew University and the Weizmann Institute of Science.

The visit lasts about an hour.
Hebrew and English.
Suitable for all age groups.
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The First Lady Tour

The purpose of the tour is to introduce museum visitors to the life and work of the wife of Israel's President and the First Lady, Dr. Vera Weizmann, through significant periods in her life:  childhood and further education, life in England, Aliyah to Israel and activity as the wife of the first President, and public work after the President's death.

The visit lasts about an hour.
Hebrew and English.
Suitable for all age groups.
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The Mansion at Night Tour

Get your flashlights ready and discover what happens in Weizmann House after lights out.  An unusual tour of the Weizmann mansion and its gardens in the dark – accompanied by stories of love, war and everything in between.  Recommended to bring a flashlight.

About an hour.
Hebrew and English.
The tour is designed for all age groups in organized groups only (over 25 people), for payment and by prior arrangement. Call 08-9343230 or email Weizmann.house@weizmann.ac.il.
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Architecture according to Erich Mendelsohn

The tour is intended for professionals (artists, architects, restoration workers, and students in these fields) and focuses on a presentation of the modernist elements in the house that was designed by the German architect Erich Mendelsohn.   Emphasis is placed on the building's symmetrical structure, the unique round stairwell, the process of preserving the house, as well as details of the many objets d'art it contains and the meticulous internal design.   

About an hour.
Hebrew and English.
Students and anyone interested in architecture.
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Game Activity

The purpose of the tour is to introduce pupils to the First President of the State of Israel, Dr. Chaim Weizmann, through games that use objects, letters that Dr. Weizmann wrote as a child that reflect his dream, and various riddles that convey the dilemmas Dr. Weizmann faced as an adult.  Numerous topics are dealt with, such as the symbols of the State of Israel, the institution of the Presidency, and the importance of education and science.  

About an hour and a half.
Hebrew and English.
The tour is designed for pupils in grades 4-6.
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Leadership Tasks in Weizmann House

The purpose of this tour is to introduce the life and work of the scientist and statesman Dr. Chaim Weizmann through experiences.  The emphasis is on play and enjoyment while learning.  The activity lasts about an hour and a half and combines games with a tour of Weizmann House. The pupils will face a variety of dilemmas taken from Dr. Weizmann's life and which are also relevant to them.  The topics are introduced in the form of riddles using various techniques to clarify viewpoints, competitions and discussions in small groups.

About an hour and a half.
Hebrew and English.
The tour is designed for junior high and high school pupils.
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