Each of us is looking for a variety vacation attractions. Especially when we go for a long walk, we are interested in cozy, airy places along the route that will interest you and your children. Of course, it is desirable for places that do not cost a lot of money and if it is free there is nothing better than that.
Throughout Israel, there are many visitors centers that allow you and your family during the trip to enjoy a fun, free and enjoyable tour. Here are some examples of these sites in Israel:
At the Mekorot Visitor Center, you can learn about the way the water passes until it reaches the taps in israelies citizens home. Mekorot, Israel’s national water company, provides about 80 percent of drinking water in Israel. During the visit we will understand the importance of water saving.
The newest and most modern visitor center of Mekorot is the Eshkol Visitor Center, located on the Eshkol site, opposite of Kibbutz Hanaton. The site has the only water filtration and purification plant in Israel and the fourth largest in the world. In this visitor center, you can learn about the drop of water from the Sea of Galilee to the tap at home through video, animation, film, and interactive trio where visitors become momentary “Mekorot” employees and take on a challenging task of providing quality water to residents of the state. Another high-quality visitor center of Mekorot is at the Sapir site near the Hukuk beach in Kinneret. Instead it is the first stop of the national carrier. The tour includes stories
And explanations about the establishment of the national carrier, watching a movie about the construction of the national carrier and the highlight is a tour of the mountain abdominal pumping station.
The site of the Yarkon Springs near Kibbutz Givat Hashlosha constitutes Israel’s main water junction. This is where the national water carrier comes from the north, and together with the spring water, they are flowed in two large water lines to the Negev and through another water line to Gush Dan. An interesting lecture and a short film about water saving will be heard in the visitor center, we will tour an underground historical station and pass through a pipeline beneath the road that leads to an observation trail on the springs and nearby Tel Afek. At the end of the spring promenade there is a surprise, a 1938 engine that runs and rattles loudly. Many engines like this have previously drawn the Yarkon water directly from the stream.
During hot or cold days, electricity is at its peak and it’s a good time to teach kids where electricity comes from, which has become such an obvious and integral part of our daily lives. The IEC has three visitor centers – in Haifa, Hadera and Ashkelon, where you can get answers to important questions such as how to generate electricity, how it comes to our home, how to minimize the damage to the environment and more. Electricity Control Centers provide a convenient opportunity to understand the power generation process. Especially interesting is the visitor center in the center of the country, Hadera, Orot Rabin Center.
The “Rabin Lights” site is the largest electricity generation site in the country. This is also its first site Started making electricity from coal in the early 1980s. The visitor center tour, includes watching a video of electricity production, audio-visual training, a motorized tour of the coal unloading pier, which skips about two miles into the sea, and finally driving through the huge coal reservoirs.
If you are already in the center of the country do not miss a visit to Ariel Sharon Park. The place was for years a stinking garbage site, where tons of Garbage were littered. In recent years the situation has changed. At the foot of Mount Hiria is a waste station, one of the largest in the world. Every day, about 800 garbage trucks are unloaded, and 400 other trucks are hauling landfill from Gush Dan. As waste trucks enter the site, they are diverted to the transfer station from where they proceed to landfill sites in the South, and to various recycling facilities, where they discharge the waste into the sorting, separation and recycling processes. The mountain itself is in the process of restoration and where in the past it was almost impossible to stay due to the smell there is a flowering green park today that offers a great view of the Dan Gush. The park has an environmental education center, where experiential tours are held where you can learn everything you wanted to know about waste and recycling. Despite the unpopular image of the garbage, the tour is fascinating, and visitors learn what to do with the organic waste, how to use it, and how to use waste garbage most efficiently.
Now we will move on to a completely different kind of experience. Bamba Visitor Center in Holon. Here we do not deal with important issues such as how to generate electricity but deal with an equally important issue especially for children – how to make bamba, the popular snack in Israel. The visitors’ center at the children’s factory gets a closer look at the production of the favorite snack. On the terrace you learn how to prepare the snack sold in Israel, in the baby’s room enjoy a unique 3D film that allows the viewer to be part of the exhilarating effect of the bamboo film, in the kitchen overlooking the factory itself – and see how to prepare the bamboo. Bamba’s baby, and get a personalized bag of snack. The entrance fee is symbolic.
Another visitor center that may interest only adults is the Israel Central Bank Visitor Center. The visit is guided by employees who all have advanced degrees in economics, and is also a great opportunity for adults to educate and expand their knowledge of economics. The visitors center can learn about the Bank’s main functions and contribution to the State of Israel’s economy, and not least about the development of the currency in the country and the reflection of the state’s heritage in currencies and notes. The visitors’ center has an exhibition that shows the history of payment and trading methods – from the time of the coin’s invention, through the first coins, seventh century BC, to the present day. At the end of the visit, visitors are invited to play interactive computer games that excite the visitors of young adults and children.
A tour in Nesher’s visitor center in Ramla is a journey following the Israeli cement industry that begins even before the establishment of the state.. Already in the last century, Herzl understood the importance of cement to the Hebrew factory and worked to establish it. A tour tothe visitors’ center will reveal the fascinating past of the Israeli cement industry, view rare documents and pictures from the British Mandate and the Prime Minister, and learn how was created the first cement bag in the country. You will then receive guidance on the state of the cement industry in Israel and the activity of the Nesher plant and the fate of the Nesher plant in Hartuv. The film is accompanied by local guides to explain the importance of the industry. When you’re done with the explanation of the cement production process, get on Autobus and take a tour to the factory. You will be impressed by an experiential tour of the cement production plant, a world-class factory. Start the tour of the quarry where you will know the raw materials and continue on the conveyor belt that takes the same materials to the production halls.