Opening to the public for the first time at Passover, Pesach, the Avital Volcanic Park is a fascinating dormant geological volcanic site that is an example of the explosive inferno that took place 700,000 to 100,000 years ago that formed the black basaltic rocks of the Golan Heights. At this new park built on an abandoned quarry a model of a volcano will allow you to visually experience a volcanic eruption. The park will also be open at night and there will be a spectacular audio-visual illumination that will appear to light up the sky just as though a real volcano was erupting. For instructions how to get there or for further information about Avital and the following sites phone the Wassat Center for Golan Tourism: (972-4) 689-4774 (Baruchaba.com).
The Volcanic Park in the Golan heights is a paleomagnetic site; the basalt rocks there have changed the Earth's magnetic field over time. The ancient basalt rocks are the result of ancient volcanic eruptions and are characterized by reversed magnetism. Borrowed from the field of geology, this term means that compasses are disrupted and it is therefore worthwhile to bring compasses with you and watch them go crazy due to this strange natural phenomenon… There is also a very short foot trail among the basalt rocks. (attractions-in-Israel.com)