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The Machine Inside: Biomechanics Exhibit at the Bloomfield Science Museum at 18.10.2014

Until 18.10.2014

The Machine Inside: Biomechanics exhibit at the Bloomfield Science Museum

9th July -18th October 2014

How does a giraffe’s heart function? Why is the cheetah the fastest animal in the world? Why does a fish have scales? How can birds fly so high?


Coming to us directly from the Field Natural Museum in Chicago, this exciting traveling exhibition will begin its world tour this summer at the Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem. 

Biomechanics studies the structure and function of living creatures as machines that have evolved over time.

By way of familiar landscapes the exhibit takes the viewer deep into the incredible workings of nature. This is a story of survival, of being prepared, of appreciating that Nature is the greatest innovator on earth.

You are invited to observe, compare, role play, investigate, and discover. Your interactive experience with the dozens of exhibits on display will change the way you see the world, leaving you awed and amazed by Nature.

The exhibition, covering an area of over 500 sqm, will be displayed in a special tent built for this purpose next to the Museum. It includes a life-sized giraffe, digital exhibits, video clips, stuffed animals and more. Join a guided tour with free time on your own to explore the exhibit, take time to enjoy the scientific demonstrations join a building workshop in which you are welcome to build a small scientific model, try it and take it home as a souvenir!

Exhibit's languages: Hebrew, English, Arabic

In addition to the visit to this fascinating exhibition, 10 more interactive exhibitions for all ages among them: The Sand BricksBox - make bricks out of sand in the brick factory (age 3 and up), The Blue Bricks where children can build large building using huge blue sponge bricks, Games in Light and Shadow, CAPTCHA, Waterways, Amusement Park, Discovering Levers, and much more.


*The Machine Inside: Biomechanics was developed by The Field Museum, Chicago, USA.

The museum and the exhibition area are accessible to physically disabled visitors.   

All exhibits include subtitles in three languages for the hearing impaired.

Parking: available


The Race to the Ark


The rains are starting, the waters are rising and the flood is coming. This is the setting of a popular reality TV show. To secure their berth on the Ark, two teenagers find themselves in a competition against Nature's finest athletes. They have to outrun a cheetah, outjump a kangaroo and hold their balance against their flamingo competitors. They find themselves in a contest with the Animal Kingdom's best rollers, craziest acrobats and greatest contortionists.


Part reality TV, part Bible story and part nature documentary, this high energy, fun-filled dance work takes us on a journey of two courageous boys into the inspiring world of biomechanics- the extraordinary ways in which animals (and humans) have adapted to survive and thrive. 


Told through contemporary dance, theatre and animation this story will thrill young audiences and adults alike.

Duration of show: 30 minutes.

Cost: NIS 20 (all age  must obtain a ticket to the show.  Entrance ticket to the Museum is mandatory)

The show is suitable to age 4 and up.


Artistic management by: Joel Bray, Oded Ronen

Playwrite by : Ori Urian

Music by: Ariel Keshet

Exclusive production by The Bloomfield science Museum Jerusalem

Production: The Association for The Promotion of Classical Ballet in Jerusalem


Open Hours

Bloomfield Science Museum and The Machine Within Exhibit - Opening Hours Summer and Fall 2014



Sunday-Wednesday, Saturday: 10:00-18:00

Thursday: 16:00-22:00

Friday: 10:00-16:00



Sunday-Wednesday: 10:00-20:00

Thursday: 16:00-22:00

Friday: 10:00-16:00

Saturday: 10:00-18:00



Sunday-Wednesday, Saturdays and Holidays: 10:00-18:00

Thursday: 16:00-22:00

Friday and Holiday eves: 10:00-16:00


september 18: Researchers Night – free entrance to the museum. The Machine Within Exhibit will be closed to the public.

October 14th: Tuesday intermediate day of Sukkot – the museum will be open until 22:00


The Museum will be closed on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur: September 24-26 and October 3-4.

Ticket prices


Children under 5     

Adult / child over the age of 5

Adult / child with Yerushalmi card

Family (2 parents + 2 children or 1 parent + 3 children)

Students, police, soldiers, disabled persons    

**Senior citizens ticket purchased through Bimot 


NIS 79

NIS 59

NIS 220

NIS 59

NIS 59

**(NIS 39.50 only at the Museum's ticket office on presentation of senior citizen card)



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