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Aquariums in Israel

Things to Do in Israel

Israel is a small country located in the Middle East, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the west. Its location and unique geography make it a perfect destination for marine life enthusiasts. The country has several aquariums that provide a great opportunity to explore the diverse and rich marine life of the Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, and other oceans worldwide.

Here are Some of the Best Aquariums in Israel:

Underwater Observatory Marine Park, Eilat:

Located in the southern city of Eilat, this aquarium is situated on the shores of the Red Sea. The aquarium features a 360-degree panoramic view of the Red Sea, and visitors can observe over 800 species of marine life, including sharks, turtles, rays, and many more. The park’s highlight is the 100-meter-long underwater observatory, where visitors can observe the marine life in their natural habitat. Here is a link to their website!



National Maritime Museum, Haifa

First, I should say the museum is NOT an aquarium in Israel. But it is still related to the Sea. It’s Located in the port city of Haifa. This museum features several exhibits related to the history and culture of the sea. The museum has many marine artifacts, including ancient boats, maps, and navigation instruments. The museum also has a large aquarium featuring a variety of marine life from the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. Here is a link to their website.



The Jerusalem Aquarium

Located in the capital city of Jerusalem, this aquarium is a unique place to explore the marine life of the Mediterranean Sea. The aquarium features several exhibits showcasing the various marine ecosystems found in the Mediterranean, including coral reefs, seagrass beds, and rocky shores. The aquarium also has several touch tanks where visitors can interact with marine life. Here is a link to their website.



Sea Turtle Rescue Center, Michmoret

Located in the coastal town of Michmoret, this center is dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating sea turtles. In addition, visitors can observe the rehabilitation process and learn about the threats facing sea turtles in the wild. Furthermore, the center also has several tanks featuring sea turtles at different stages of rehabilitation. Here is a link to their website.



Then the tour opens with a lecture about sea turtles, their life cycle, and their survival threats. Moreover, you’ll also learn about the history of the rescue center and the efforts made today to protect the sea turtles of the Mediterranean.

After the lecture, you’ll tour the center’s yard, meet the turtles in treatment close up and hear their stories. You’ll discover how to avoid harming sea turtles and what to do if you encounter a turtle in trouble. In addition to the tour of the rescue center, you can enjoy a tour of the beach or the Alexander Stream:



On your tour of the Beit Yannai beach, you’ll discover its rich habitat, especially the world of sea turtles in Israel, and the problems they face. The tour includes a role-playing activity to get to know the life cycle of the turtles and their connection to humans.

On your tour of the Alexander Stream, you’ll learn about the ecological implications of the feeding station on the population of soft-shell turtles in the stream, and you’ll meet the turtles in their natural environment.

In conclusion, Israel has several world-class aquariums that provide an excellent opportunity to explore the diverse and rich marine life of the Mediterranean and Red Sea. Each aquarium offers a unique experience, and visitors of all ages will enjoy exploring the underwater world.

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Hi! My name is Arik, an Israeli native who dedicated his life to sharing my passion for the Holy Land with those interested in knowing more about this incredible piece of land. I’m the Chief Guide at ‘APT Private Tours in Israel’.

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