Yotvata Park

A delightful visitor center experience with surprises for the whole family – where you can discover everything deliciously Yotvata! Experience it, enjoy it, and peek behind the scenes to learn what it’s all about.

Yotvata Park tells the epic story of Kibbutz Yotvata and its Arava desert environment.
A seamless integration of fascinating content and enjoyable things to see and do for visitors of all ages.

The Kibbutz and its Famous Dairy display

Two multimedia presentations here:

First, a fast historical recap. Yotvata was the first settlement in the Arava – starting in the middle of nowhere in 1957, surrounded by a remote desert wilderness, far from any major population center.
On move-in day, David Ben-Gurion famously said: “dare, persevere, succeed!”

And then – the “dairy they dared to dream.” Hardly anyone believed that milk cows could thrive in the middle of a desert…  but the Yotvata dairy grew into a national leader in its industry. Watch this lively video and see how.

The World of the Desert

For a true wilderness experience, take a virtual all-terrain vehicle out there into the heart of the desert on a ride you will never forget. Plus sandbox play, a climbing wall, and brain-teasing mind games. Something fun and memorable for everyone!

Tales of Renewable Energy

This display is under renovation…

Free Play

The Park has open spaces with playground fun for all ages. There’s also plenty of room to sit and rest after all those hours on the road. Plus (paid separately)
a  mini-tractor ride.

Yotvata Dairy Barn: a simulation of the cowshed

First the milk and then… the ice cream. Take a deep dive into the secret world of Yotvata ice cream flavors. Meet a life-size (simulated) cow face-to-face. Play some milking games.