The Ramon Crater Visitors Center is located on the brink of the largest crater in the world, and is a gateway to the surrounding nature reserves, as well as being a national museum in memory of Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon.
The tour begins with the life story of Ilan Ramon, from his army service to his mission on the space shuttle Columbia. It continues with explanations about the unique nature and environment which includes impressive 3D geological presentation describing how the makhtesh was formed, a phenomenon unique to our region, as well as mechanical models describing other geological formations in the area. The tour ends with a nature movie about desert wildlife.
Visitors are invited to the rooftop where a spectacular view of the Ramon crater awaits and there is a special sundial. In the lobby you can find tourist information on hiking trails in the Ramon crater and the surrounding nature reserves.
Entrance by fee. Visits must be arranged in advance.
Visitors are nearby the Bio-Ramon wildlife zoological center and botanical garden, part of which is used as a sanctuary for endangered desert plants.