The Weizmann Institute of Science is one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary research institutions. Hundreds of scientists, laboratory technicians and research students working on its lushly landscaped campus embark daily on fascinating journeys into the unknown, seeking to improve our understanding of nature and our place within it.
Guiding these scientists is the spirit of inquiry so characteristic of the human race. It prompts humankind to pursue agriculture, learn to build lodgings, invent writing, harness electricity to power emerging technologies, observe distant galaxies, design drugs to combat various diseases, develop new materials and decipher the genetic code embedded in all the plants and animals on Earth.
The quest to maintain this increasing momentum compels Weizmann Institute scientists to seek out places that have not yet been reached by the human mind. What awaits us in these places? No one has the answer to this question. But one thing is certain: The journey fired by curiosity will lead onward to a better future.
The Levinson Visitors Center at the Weizmann Institute of Science, which hosts tens of thousands of guests a year, is an excellent starting point for many campus visitors. The center offers a rare glimpse into the wonders of the Weizmann Institute, and serves as a focal point for arranging visits to the different attractions on campus including Weizmann House, and the Clore Garden of Science. Guests will be provided here with detailed information about visiting opportunities, maps and other services to help make the campus visit more memorable.
The Visitors Center invites you to explore the wonders of the lives of scientists and takes you on an exciting journey from the sparks of passion for science to their best moments of discovery.
Its interactive exhibits display everything from the latest research projects at the Weizmann Institute, to personal testimonials from scientists whose basic research insights have led to some of the groundbreaking medical and technological applications. To conclude the visit – visitors will be invited to the main hall, where an exclusive demonstration of lights and images followed by a multi-media presentation reveal the excitement of scientific research.
Following the visit at the Visitors Center make sure to visit Weizmann House – the home of the first President of the State of Israel and the founder of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Dr. Chaim Weizmann. Weizmann House is an important celebration of the heritage, vision, and ideas of Dr. Chaim Weizmann-scientist and statesman- who was among the leaders who were instrumental in the establishment of the State of Israel.
Walking through Weizmann House, one travels back in time to those first events surrounding the establishment of the State of Israel and of the Weizmann Institute of Science. The house was designed by Erich Mendelsohn, an acclaimed Jewish architect who had fled Germany when the Nazis came to power. Weizmann House was Mendelsohn’s first project in the land of Israel; more renowned projects followed. Mendelsohn described it as a “model house for a person standing on the stage of history”.
If you are visiting with children or would like to enhance your understanding of the world through enjoyable, hands-on activities – the Clore garden of Science is definitely the place for you. Its 10,000 square meters of green lawns are home to nearly 90 hands-on exhibits, large and small. The carefully built displays demonstrate the laws of physics, solar energy, water power and other natural phenomena that we take for granted every day. Natural elements such as sunlight, wind and water play an important role in many of the Garden’s displays. These “hands on”, interactive exhibits come to life only at the encounter of curious visitors who twist, push, bounce and piece them together.
Please coordinate your visit ahead of time, whether arriving individually or in a group.
Hours of operation: Sunday – Thursday 9 am – 4 pm.
For reservations please contact the Levinson Visitors Center at:
Tel: + (972) 8.9344.499
For further information: www.meida.info/weizmann/