Visitor Info

Visitor Info

Ben-Gurion Desert Home is a leading tourist site in the Negev.
Entrance is possible only by showing vaccination or a valid corona test, more information about the “GREEN PASS” on this link.
openin hours:
Sunday-Thursday: 08:30-16:00
Fridays and Holiday Eves: 08:30-14:00
Saturday and Holidays 10:00-16:00
We advise to arrive at least an hour before closing, for best experience.
Groups should order in advance on this mail:
Or call us (+972)-08-6560469
FAQ’s at the bottom will answer most of your questions, please contact us if you have any questions.
What does the Museum include?

The museum includes Paula and David Ben Gurion’s Desert Home, additional exhibition dealing with Ben-Gurion, his legacy, and his vision to settle the Negev Desert, as well as interactive activities for the whole family and educational interactive movies.

For more information on the exhibition click here

Do I need to book in advance?

It is advised that families and individuals book a visit, that will ensure that you receive the best experience, since our booking system show the availibility on the site. our system of booking is very easy, but if you’re having any difficulty, feel free to call us.

Book a visit

Wait – so is there a guided tour for families?

The entire Museum is adapted for visitors of all ages to explore and enjoy the exhibitions and activities. The different exhibitions include written and interactive explanations which enable an educational and fun self-guided visit. The staff and guides will be available for any questions or further information. However, if you prefer to schedule a private guided tour – please call or email us in advance.
Entrance fee for aguided tour is 40 Nis for an Adult and 30 Nis for Senior Citizen/Child(5-18)/Student


Is there anywhere to eat nearby?

For Coffee and a croissant or a small bite, we have “Paula Café”, right next to the parking lot.

For further information about food in Ramat-Negev, we have this link in Hebrew-link

If you are on your way south and looking for something to eat, here is another link to food options in Mitzpe Ramon (also in Hebrew)-link


What were the visiting hours again?

Sunday-Thursday 8:30-16:00
Friday and Holiday Eves 8:30-14:00
Saturday and Holidays 10:00-16:00
Please arrive at least one hour before closing time.


Can I book in advance a tour outside of the opening hours?

If scheduled in advance, you can come visit outside of our visiting hours (additional fees apply).
Please contact us for further information.


Is the museum accessible for wheelchairs and people with disabilities?

YES. We are accessible for wheelchairs and people with disabilities and continue to improve and add the latest technology as we strive to make our Museum as accessible as possible for all our visitors.


  •  The entire museum is accessible for wheelchairs. Marked handicapped parking is available near the main entrance, and the entire museum and passages are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair accessible stalls are available in rest rooms.
  • Folding chairs are available (as well as a wheelchair).
  • Movies can be screened in Hebrew or English, and subtitles appear in all movies for the hearing-impaired (in Hebrew, Arabic, English, French, Spanish and Russian)
  • Discounts on admission to holders of a disabled identification card, and admission is free for escorts of blind or visually impaired visitors.
  • Discounts on admission to wheelchair users (admission is free to an escort)
I'm hosting visitors that don't speak Hebrew or English, should we still come?

Of course! We can provide maps and additional information in various languages.
In addition, if you want a private tour, we can provide tours in Hebrew, English, Russian and Spanish (don’t forget to book in advance though).
For further information please contact us.


What's the duration of a typical visit?

It depends. If you’ve never been to Ben-Gurion’s Desert Home, even a short visit can be a special one. But we recommend you plan on at least an hour (Ideally an hour and a half), so you can enjoy some of the activities we have to offer.

What about accommodation options?

Ramat HaNegev (the region which Sde-Boker is located in), offers many exciting accommodation possibilities. Whether in a tent right under the start or in luxurious hotels, we apologize that these pages are in Hebrew, we hope they will help anyway.

link to a Facebook page, you can write and get a response from Zimmer owners in our area


Do you also host special events?

Absolutely! We would love to help you plan an unforgettable Bar/Bat Mitzva or any other special event, for your family, friends, or for your office. We will be happy to help you plan your event, and can provide a customized visit and catering. Please contact us for more information.


Can we also receive a tour of the Kibbutz itself?

We don’t provide tours of the Kibbutz. We don’t provide tours of the Kibbutz.
For more information regarding the Kibbutz, please contact them directly at: or call them at: 972 (0)8-6560111.

Finally, the most important question: did Ben-Gurion really stand on his head?

Absolutely yes! David Ben-Gurion used to stand on his head with the guidance of his friend and teacher Moshe Feldenkrais.




Autonomous tour for children (5-18), students, Senior
Citizens and disabled

15 ₪

Autonomous tour for adult

20 ₪

Guided tour for children (5-18), students and Senior Citizens
*Guidance will be provided based on reservation in advance and on availablity of places.

30 ₪

Guided tour for adult
*Guidance will be provided based on reservation in advance and on availablity of places.

40 ₪

Mishpat Ha’am-new interactive activity-you
are the juries of history, children (5-18), students and Senior Citizens

15 ₪

Mishpat Ha’am-new interactive activity-you
are the juries of history, adult

20 ₪

Pioneer O.D.T park activity for children (5-18), students and Senior Citizens

30 ₪

Pioneer O.D.T park activity for adult

40 ₪

Virtual zoom tour, up to 50 participants

500 ₪

Guided tour-children
in addition to entry fees
up to 35 paticipants

225 ₪

Guided tour-adult
in addition to entry fees
up to 35 paticipants

350 ₪

Escape room activity – “Ben-Gurion and the chamber of secrets”- (up to 10 participants)

200 ₪

Opening the site beyond visiting hours – from 16:00-18:00

400 ₪

Opening the site beyond visiting hours – from 18:00-23:00

700 ₪

Additional activities

*Charges are added to the regular ticket fees.

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