Visiting the Campus

The Weizmann Institute of Science campus has four main focal points of interest for visitors:

  • The Visitors Center
  • The Weizmann House
  • Observation deck of the solar mirror field and the Solar Tower
  • The Clore Garden of Science

The Levinson Visitors Center

 

The Levinson 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.

Our 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. Visitors will be invited to the main hall, where an exclusive demonstration of lights and images followed by a multi-layered projection reveal the excitement of scientific research.

Here you will also be able to shop for Weizmann Institute's apparel and merchandise. Our staff will be delighted to assist you in planning for your campus tour and to answer any questions.

Hours of operation: Sunday - Thursday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

For reservations please contact the Levinson Visitors Center at Tel: +(972) 8.9344.499, Fax: + (972) 8.934.4960, or write to us at visitors.center@weizmann.ac.il.
 

The Weizmann House

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The Weizmann House was the home of Dr. Chaim Weizmann, the first President of the State of Israel and the founder of the Weizmann Institute of Science. The house was designed by the Jewish architect Erich Mendelsohn in the 1930s. In the 1990s, the house underwent an extensive process of recreation and preservation.

The house shows visitors aspects of Dr. Weizmann’s private and professional life, and is presented in a living way, as if its residents were still living on the premises. A visit to the Weizmann House includes the screening of a short film, "King Without a Kingdom", which describes the work of Dr. Chaim Weizmann in the Zionist movement. His gravesite is located on the grounds of the Institute, not far from the house. Likewise, the Ford Lincoln Dr. Weizmann received as a gift from Henry Ford II is displayed in front of the house.

More information is available at the Weizmann House web site: http://www.chaimweizmann.org.il
 

Observation Deck above the Solar Mirror Field

Solar heliostat fieldThe field of solar mirrors is part of one of the leading solar energy research installations in the world. The field contains 64 mirrors connected to a computer that can calculate the location of the sun in relation to the Earth at any given second. The observation deck above the mirror field, adjacent to the Solar Tower, is equipped with an audio-recorded explanation that provides details about projects and research taking place at the Weizmann Institute. Access to the observation deck is free of charge.
 

The Clore Garden of Science

The Garden of Science

The Clore Garden of Science is a unique, world-renowned, open-air science museum containing some 80 exhibits that help visitors understand various laws of physics and different natural phenomena in an enjoyable way.

Visit the website of the Clore Garden of Science at: http://davidson.weizmann.ac.il/science-garden/

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