Fodor's Expert Review Weizmann Institute of Science
On the grounds of one of Israel's finest science research centers, the Weizmann Institute's indoor Levinson Visitors Center and the open-air Clore Garden of Science are educational and fun for kids of all ages. Experience how it feels to walk on the moon and climb on or through dozens of other interactive exhibits that explain various scientific phenomena. Also worth a visit is the glass-and-steel Eco-Sphere, which houses educational exhibits on the environment. Call ahead for reservations and guided tours. By car, the institute is about 40 minutes from Tel Aviv. Bus routes 174, 201, 301, and 274 take about an hour from central Tel Aviv. The train takes about 35 minutes; it's a 15-minute walk from the train station.