The Weizmann House
The Weizmann House was built in 1937 by Erich Mendelsohn, an acclaimed German architect. Chaim and Vera Weizmann lived in the house from 1937 until 1952, the year that Chaim Weizmann passed away; Vera lived in the house until she passed away in 1966. In her will, Vera bequeathed the house, the collections and the grounds surrounding it, to the State of Israel. In 1999, after an extensive and detailed restoration and preservation process, the house was reopened as a museum; today, one can come and visit the breathtaking gardens, the impressive structure, the elegant furnishings and the unique art collection.
The house shows aspects of Dr. Weizmann’s private and professional life. Chaim Weizmann was head of the Zionist movement for over 30 years, an outstanding scientist, and one of the founders of two leading academic institutions – the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and the Weizmann Institute of Science. The house is presented in a living way, as if its residents were still living on the premises. His gravesite is located on the grounds of the Institute, not far from the house. The Ford Lincoln Dr. Weizmann received as a gift from Henry Ford II is displayed in front of the house.
Also at the Weizmann Institute of Science one can visit The Levinson Vistors Center and The Clore Garden of Science. The Visitors Center invites visitors to learn about the Weizmann Institute of Science and the excitement of scientific discovery and includes interactive exhibits that allow visitors to learn about the fascinating world of scientists and science. A multi-media presentation concludes the tour. The Garden of Science is a unique science museum located entirely outdoors. Its exhibits are interactive allowing visitors to activate and operate them in a true hands-on learning experience.