What is there to do in Jerusalem in the summer months with 4 year old and 10 year old boys. I am looking for activities to avoid the heat and sun that is present much of the day. I will be evaluating these activities in terms of things that will keep them amused and make for good memories. Seeking ideas in addition to the usual tourist attractions, since most of the usual attractions are adult oriented.
The two children do not have to stay together, but they can. They will be accompanied by several adults.
For both, hands on experiences will probably work best. Outdoor, physical activities might be good, but we also need something to do in the hot mid-day hours. Interacting with other kids might be nice, but language might be a barrier.
So far people have suggested the tank museum in Latrun and a new water park. Both should be good in the heat, due to shade and water. The zoo, on the other hand, is out in the open and really hot in the summer months.
Any other ideas or suggestions will be appreciated.
P.S. Two places I found on a recent trip: (1) a large swimming pool (heated, and part is covered, with some lawn and a snack bar) on Emek Refaim Street in Jerusalem and (2) an indoor playground (air conditioned) at the old train station in Jerusalem. Also, there are many playgrounds in the residential neighborhoods.