The Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem is an informal cultural and educational institution that presents exhibitions consisting of interactive exhibits on subjects of science and technology, and integrates these exhibits into a context through a wide range of educational activities.
The museum was opened to the public in its present location in the summer of 1992. The creation of the museum is the result of an initiative taken by Professor Peter Hillman, the institution’s founding director.
The museum’s overall plan includes several wings, an Imax Theater and a Science Garden. The Museum’s first two wings were built by the Jerusalem Foundation - 5,000 sqm in area that are primarily used as a series of display halls for the museum’s exhibitions. A section of the first wing has been set-aside for pre-school visitors. Two floors of the Museum’s second wing were opened to the public in the summer of 2001. They add several exhibit workshop areas, an equipped resource center and a state of the art multi-media auditorium that provides a facility for demonstrations, dramas, films and conferences. This wing was built thanks to an additional donation from the Bloomfield family and with the assistance of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Cellcom Ltd and the Jerusalem Foundation.