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The annual Science Festival brings thousands to the Weizmann Institute of Science
Science on Tap, talking about science over a cup of coffee or glass of beer
The Weizmann Institute of Science plays a prominent role in the community and the country. That is why the opening event of the first Israel National Science Day took place at the Institute in 2014. Lectures and various events for the general public are hosted at the Institute, in addition to the regular stream of visitors to the campus. And for those who don’t make it to Rehovot, events and activities from “Science on Tap” to PERACH tutoring sessions take place around the country.
 
Nearly 11,000 attend various scientific lectures given at the Institute for the general public, including lecture series, Café Scientifique evenings, the de Shalit and Katzir talks, culture and science evenings and meetings on bioethics

55 bars, restaurants and coffee shops in Tel Aviv open their doors for the annual “Science on Tap” talks given by Weizmann Institute scientists 

Some 30,000 schoolchildren are tutored each year by tutors in the national PERACH program, founded at the Weizmann Institute in 1974 and currently administered by the Davidson Institute of Science Education

1,114 schools participate in PERACH 

Some 20% of all college students are PERACH tutors
 
3 main visitors’ sites on the campus:
The Levinson Visitors Center
Weizmann House
The Clore Garden of Science

Some 25,000 visitors a year to the Levinson Visitors Center

3,640 distinguished visitors to the Institute in 2014 included foreign national leaders, ambassadors and heads of top universities

Some 33,000 visitors a year to Weizmann house
 

Each year:
Some 53,000 children participate in activities offered by the Clore Garden of Science

Some 4,200 participate in special activities including hands-on sessions and a visit to the Garden

Some 1,500 people take part each year in free guided tours of the Institute offered on Fridays to the general public on one of 4 subjects: Sculptures, Architecture, Trees, or History and Art

6 art exhibits, open to the public, were on display on the Weizmann Institute campus in August 2014, 4 of them solo exhibits of Israeli artists (2 veteran and 2 young graduates of art colleges), a group exhibit (Israel Modernism) of 9 Israeli artists, and an international exhibit of 36 scientists and top artists from 8 countries
 
 

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