About the Event

 

Do you know that wonderful invention that’s …

A simple yet oh-so-sophisticated machine;
A machine that manages to utilize the energy produced by human legs in the most efficient way;
A machine that changed the way we travel from place to place;
A machine, almost the only one, in which all the mechanisms are exposed, and therefore it serves as a wonderful platform for learning, fun and experiments;
An invention that influenced and inspired the entire field of transport in today’s world;
An invention that does not cease to keep engineers and designers busy with new and unique innovations, in Israel as well –

The Bicycle!

New at the Museum! An international exhibition is opening to mark 200 years since the bicycle was invented! An experience for the entire family
The Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem marks 200 years since the invention of the bicycle with a new exhibition. The exhibition includes dozens of interactive exhibits, historic and contemporary bicycles, video clips, graphics and more.

The exhibition regards the bicycle as a marvelous machine that originated in the 19th century with the invention of pedal-less bicycles, culminating in contemporary bicycles. A separate section of the exhibition deals with the human rider and our ability to learn to cycle. Another section of the exhibition deals with the marvelous machine and the surprising and novel mechanisms and technological revolutions it brought with it. There is also a section relating to the mutual influence of bicycles on urban and social changes: the late 19th century women’s liberation movement; the hippy movement; the 20th century invention of the mountain bike; the use of the bicycle in the third world; and current urban changes.

Innovation and inventiveness are closely intertwined in the exhibition: the invention of the airplane by the Wright brothers, who were bicycle manufacturers and repairmen; the invention of the automobile by the German, Benz, who fitted an engine onto a tricycle; and more.

Among the exhibition’s flagship exhibits: riding a bicycle that activates an animated video on bicycle evolution; riding virtual tracks in Israel and the world; riding in a wind tunnel at speeds of 70 km/h and more. Tours, demonstrations and construction workshops will take place daily at the museum.

Alongside the exhibition is an 850 sq.m cycling arena with unique and amusing bicycle models for a hands-on experience.

Opening: July 1st, 2017. Closing: May 3rd, 2018.

To coordinate guided group activities, kindly contact: teum@mada.org.il

Exhibition curators:
Prof. Ido Bruno, Bezalel Academy of Art (industrial designer and riding enthusiast)
Dr. Amir Ben Shalom, Chief Exhibit Developer, Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem

See you at the museum!

Workshops and shows

A variety of activities and shows for the whole family
at the Bloomfield Science Museum! 

Scientific demonstration, 3D nature movie, tours and a variety of enjoyable workshops.

Unique show – “Tararam on a Bike” (August only)
A rhythmic music and motion show by the Tararam band, including artists, musicians and dancers who combine drumming and dancing on and with bicycle parts, bringing them to life on stage. The show will take place several times a day.

 

  Mon-Thur Fri Sat
17:00  12:30  10:30, 11:30
12:30, 13:30

A workshop on joint dismantling and creating of a ‘riding chain’
An experiential stand in the MAKE spirit – take apart bicycle chains using special equipment, and participate in a joint creation that will be displayed in the exhibition.

   Mon-Thur Fri Sat
17:30 11:30, 13:30   12:00, 14:00

Guidance station at the On Wheels exhibition
There’s no need to reinvent the wheel, but… learn about wheels, spokes, and what happens when there is a flat tire! A short guidance session in which surprising and amusing anecdotes related to historic and current wheels will be revealed.

 

   Mon-Thur Fri Sat
16:00-17:00  11:00-13:30  11:00-14:30

3D Wings of Life films
A 3D film produced by Disney Nature Studios. A celebration of color invites you to hover from flower to flower with butterflies, bees, bats and birds, pollinating blossoms that bloom in diverse regions and under a variety of conditions all over the world. Unique filming techniques, using high-speed and micro cinematography, reveal the most amazing spectacles of nature, including how flowers attract the winged creatures they need in order to reproduce. Hebrew narration.
(NIS 10 additional fee)
all ages must obtain a ticket.

Fri Sat
12:00 13:00

Path – Road
A family-oriented tour. The tour will focus on the bicycle’s social aspects. Visitors will hear surprising stories of groundbreaking inventors, strange bicycle-building materials and interesting social initiatives. The tour will take place once every hour.

Bicycles – A Journey through Time
A tour for adults and fans – the stories behind the unique historic exhibits imported from collections all over the world, the inventors, and fascinating anecdotes. The tour will take place several times a day.

A “Hands-On” Arena
Dozens of weird and wonderful bicycles are waiting for you at the cycling arena, which has been set up in the Wohl plaza, where the changing exhibitions are set up.
A cycling arena for young children – intended for children aged 3 – 6, in which children can ride within a huge painting, hop over bumpers and try to keep their balance. The arena will be open during museum hours.
An experimental cycling arena – in which visitors can try to ride historic and ‘weird’ bicycles including: a monocycle, tandem bicycles, a pedal bicycle for couples, bicycles with reverse steering, historic “boneshaker” bicycles and more. The arena will be open during museum hours.

“School for Thieves”
One of the barriers preventing bicycles from becoming an even more popular urban vehicle is the ‘plague’ of bicycle theft. Visit a workshop dedicated to different locks, showcasing varied locking mechanisms, locks through history, lock innovations and more.

Construction workshop
This summer’s newest craze! As part of the experience of visiting the exhibition there is a construction workshop in which you can build a unique spinner with a ball-bearing – an essential bicycle component – at its center. Build it, design it, try it out and take it home as a souvenir!

For children age 4+

Riding Demonstration
An amusing and unusual demonstration with audience participation, in which visitors ride bicycles in unorthodox positions, testing their motor abilities.

 

** There may be changes in the schedule. Please double check when you arrive at the museum.

Opening hours and prices

Museum Hours:
July August
Sunday  Closed Sunday The museum is opened
Monday-Thursday  10:00-18:00 Sunday-Thursday  10:00-19:00
Friday  10:00-14:00 Friday  10:00-14:00
Saturday  10:00-17:00 Saturday  10:00-17:00

Entrance fees:
Children (under the age 5)        FREE
Chidren (from the age 5 and older)        60 NIS
Adults        60 NIS
Adults / kids with “Yerushalmi” card        45 NIS
Families
(parents and children under 18)
     220 NIS
Soldiers, police, disabled persons and students       50 NIS
 Shlishi Ve’Shleykes 20 NIS for seniors, 45 NIS per grandchild
 (special offer: 1 senior accompanied by 1 granchils/granddaughter)

How to get here

Map – Directions

The Museum is located on 3 Sderat HaMuzeonim (3 museum blvd.), across The Hebrew University in Givat Ram, Jerusalem. Address for GPS – Jerusalem 3 Sderot HaMuzeonim

From Tel Aviv: at the entrance to the city turn right towards Sderot Herzl; on the second traffic light (before the hotels) turn left to Sderot Yitzhak Rabin; cross the Begin highway and turn right on Netanel Lorch St. Turn left at the traffic light and then quickly take the next right turn to the university. Take a left at the roundabout, – the museum will be on your left.

Free of charge – Museum parking lot (a few disabled parking spots)

Free of charge – Cosell parking lot outside the Museum

Paid parking (blue and white curb) – on Sderat HaMuzeonim.

Line 35 – from Mount Herzl or the Malha Mall and the Malha train station. Stops at the entrance to the Museum.

Line 14 – from the Central Bus Station to Malha. Stops at the entrance to the Museum.

Line 7 – leaves from Ramat Rachel, passes through downtown. Stops at the entrance to the Museum.

Line 9 – leaves from Eliash Street (between Agripas and Ben Yehuda), passes through Rehavia. Stops at the entrance to the Museum.

Line 66 – from Damascus Gate, through Musrara, downtown, and the Central Bus Station. Stops at the entrance to the Museum.

Line 68 – leaves from Mount Scopus, passes through Ramat Eshkol and the Central Bus
Station, and stop near the museum- get off at the JDC on Balfour St. (about 3 min walk).

Line 100 – direct bus from Tel Aviv:

The bus leaves from the Shafirim parking lot and goes directly to the Government Building Area. Free parking at the Shafirim parking lot in the Fast Lane Compound. Fast ride to Jerusalem through the express public transit lane at the entrance to the city. For more information on travel times see the Israeli Public Transit Portal.

Other bus lines that drive from Tel Aviv to the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem: 405, 480.

Get off at the last stop – Malha. Exit the station and take bus lines 14 or 66 to the Museum.

Buy tickets

Please note the following guidelines and restrictions:

  • Print the purchase confirmation email you received.
  • Present the purchase confirmation and your I.D. at the Museum entrance.
  • Arriving without a printout may cause a delay in entrance to the Museum.
  • Online ticket purchase is limited to tickets under the holiday and special events rate.
  • Discounted tickets (for “Yerushalmi” card holders, senior citizens, soldiers, police officers, students, disabled) – only at the museum ticket office.
  • Only one discount can be applied.