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The Levinson Visitors Center
The new Levinson Visitors Center of the Weizmann Institute, located at Lopatie Conference Center, invites visitors to follow their curiosity into the future. The tour begins with interactive exhibits which allow visitors to learn about the fascinating world of scientists who uncover the secrets of nature and decipher the codes of the universe. A multimedia presentation of highly advanced technology concludes the adventure.
Tour duration: 2.5 hours.
Clore Garden of Science is also open on Friday for pre-arranged groups and on Saturday.
Visits should be reserved in advanced. Please call for further information and entrance fees:
Telephone: 972-8-9344500, 972-8-9344499
The center is open Sunday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Weizmann House
For an insider's view into the life of one of Israel's foremost figures, come visit The Weizmann House, home of Dr. Chaim Weizmann, first President of the State of Israel and founder of the Institute. With a view of the sea on one side and the Judean Hills on the other, the house was designed by the famous Jewish architect Eric Mendelsohn, and built between the years 1936-37. Fine chinaware, an extensive and lavishly furnished library, and even a swimming pool, modest by today's standards but perhaps an extravagance of fancy for its era, await visitors to this historical landmark. The visit includes a short screening of A King without a Kingdom, which describes Weizmann's efforts on behalf of the Zionist movement. According to his wishes, he was buried on the Institute grounds, close to the house that he loved.
Clore Garden of Science
Want to make waves? Play rock-music? View full-circled rainbows- by day or even by night? The Clore Garden of Science is about making these goals, some seemingly impossible, come true. It's also about exploring science in a unique environment.
Come experience what it's like to walk on the moon at the TrampoLuna, which "shaves off" over 80 percent of one's normal weight, and investigate the science behind diverse natural phenomena. Including over 50 large-scale exhibits, the Garden is sure to leave a lasting impression on children - ages 6 to 90.
The Solar Complex
Forty-four minutes of sunlight. That's all it takes to meet the energy demands of the earth's inhabitants for an entire year. For a taste of the power of creative scientific solutions in this field, come visit the Solar Complex, one of the most sophisticated solar research facilities in the world. The Complex contains 64 mirrors that are controlled by computers calculating the sun's position relative to the earth for every second of the year. Collecting sunlight in bright, arid regions to generate electricity, and creating solar-pumped lasers with significant potential in satellite communications - these and other ongoing projects are explained at the Solar Tower Observation Point.