Madatech, Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space.

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Kid-friendly science exhibits fill this elegant 1912 building, including hands-on displays in the astronomy rooms, optical illusions and a hall of mirrors (exhibits are labelled with the appropriate age group). The building was the first home of the Technion–Israel Institute and its soaring arches and echoing hallways are a delight to wander. When Albert Einstein visited in 1923, he planted a palm tree that still stands out front.

Fuel for budding scientists (that is, slushies and popcorn) is on sale in the inner courtyard.

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