Latest News from the Museum

16th of August 2017 05:44 PM Link
Chris Griffin from the USA with funding from National Geographic has found the most exciting dinosaur - possibly the oldest dinosaur in Africa on his recent collecting trip to Dande. Do come to his talk tomorrow Thursday 17th August at 1pm to hear all about this and more. An event not to be missed.
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9th of August 2017 12:04 PM Link
Sara Gold is a rising star at the United Animal Protection Agency (UAPA), a major animal rights organization that conducts animal rescues and lobbies for better animal welfare laws. Handpicked for a major assignment, Sara goes undercover as a college intern to infiltrate a suspected "puppy mill" run by the enigmatic Daniel Holloway. $2/person
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/341445676313392/
Holiday Movies - The Dog Lover
Sara Gold is a rising star at the United Animal Protection Agency (UAPA), a major animal rights organization that conduc...
18th of August 2017 02:00 PM
9th of August 2017 11:56 AM Link
An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. $2/person
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/744837139033108/
Holiday Movies - Beauty and the Beast
An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. $2/person
18th of August 2017 10:00 AM
9th of August 2017 11:44 AM Link
In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history. $2/person
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/337881023301674/
Holiday Movies - Smurfs - the Lost Village
In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and H...
17th of August 2017 10:00 AM
9th of August 2017 11:38 AM Link
A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners. $2/person
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/486551895045905/
Holiday Movies -A Dog's Purpose
A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners. $2/person
16th of August 2017 02:00 PM
9th of August 2017 11:32 AM Link
A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his 7-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co. $2/person
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/1927334214195663/
Holiday Movies -The Boss Baby
A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his 7-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Pu...
16th of August 2017 10:00 AM
9th of August 2017 11:26 AM Link
Chris Griffin, Paleontologist/ Paleobiologist from Virginia State University, USA, will present a talk on his dinosaur discoveries and research in Zimbabwe from a grant received from National Geographic. All are Welcome
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/1759256711039125/
Dinosaurs of Zimbabwe - Public Talk
Chris Griffin, Paleontologist/ Paleobiologist from Virginia State University, USA, will present a talk on his dinosaur d...
17th of August 2017 11:00 PM
9th of August 2017 11:19 AM Link
TERRA tells the story of life. Yann Arthus Bertrand and Michael Pitiot reveal the incredible saga of our living planet. From the first lichen to the gigantic forests, monkeys of the jungle to the mythic animals of the savannah. Over barely 10,000 years, life on Earth has been profoundly affected by the incredible development of humanity. But mankind is now increasingly isolated. How have our relations with other living beings changed so much? What do we still see, or notice, of the living world around us? TERRA is a journey through the history of life forms, a quest for the animal within us. For true humanity.

TERRA is not a wildlife documentary. Nor is it a militant investigative documentary. TERRA is an essay, in the literary sense, on the human species and its relationship with other living beings.

By proposing that we once again treat wildlife with the respect it deserves, TERRA shows its credentials as an ode to the human species, a humanist and deliberately positive film, openly advocating that humanity is still capable of “getting back to basics”.
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/1222673777879170/
TERRA - an Ode to Humanity
TERRA tells the story of life. Yann Arthus Bertrand and Michael Pitiot reveal the incredible saga of our living planet. ...
24th of August 2017 05:30 PM
9th of August 2017 11:11 AM Link
Author Helen Sayers presents UBUNTU! The Spirit of Humanity a training manual and resource book that is based upon Helen’s personal experience of living and working in Kenya, Swaziland and Oman. It also brings together the expertise of an international team of trainers in values education. Ubuntu, the ancient African code of ethics, is used as a framework to ‘explore, experience and express’ human values that exist at the heart of every culture and tradition, such as respect, tolerance, honesty and co-operation.
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/1429688260461231/
Ubuntu - Spirit of Humanity - Public Talk
Author Helen Sayers presents UBUNTU! The Spirit of Humanity a training manual and resource book that is based upon Hele...
22nd of August 2017 01:00 PM
22nd of June 2017 12:22 PM Link
Open daily including weekends and public holidays. Friendly and highly knowledgeable guides in attendance.
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12th of June 2017 09:03 PM Link
Dr D. G. Broadley Curatorial Award was presented by Sheila Broadley for the first time at the Friends AGM on 10th June. Congratulations to Ms Kudzai Mafuwe, Assistant Curator of Entomology for her outstanding achievements and hard work.
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8th of June 2017 03:48 PM Link
In the true spirit of environmental stewardship for sustainability, the Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe is proudly a part of the Zimbabwe Climate Change Coalition, which is now a member of the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture. We are playing our part, play yours and save the planet.
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7th of June 2017 08:13 PM Link
Dr Jonah Choiniere will present a talk on “New insights into southern African archosaurs from five years of manual and digital fieldwork” on Thursday 22nd June at 1pm. All are welcome.

For the last five years, Jonah Choiniere of Wits University has been working in the Elliot Formation and its equivalents in southern Africa, searching for new fossils. He has also been CT-scanning old fossils in search of new data to help understand the biology of these extinct organisms. In his talk, Jonah will present preliminary results of this work, including the largest dinosaur from the Karoo Basin, a digital look inside a dinosaur embryo, and new information about Zimbabwe’s famous “dinosaur island”.
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/1317720988323852/
Talk on Dinosaur Reaserch in Southern Africa
Dr Jonah Choiniere will present a talk on “New insights into southern African archosaurs from five years of manual and...
22nd of June 2017 01:00 PM
7th of June 2017 07:38 PM Link
Based on the Reality Show with clues and challenges. Teams of Two. $40/team includes a dinner in the Mammals gallery.
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/1897701717163798/
Museum Amazing Race
Based on the Reality Show with clues and challenges. Teams of Two. $40/team includes a dinner in the Mammals gallery.
7th of July 2017 06:30 PM
29th of May 2017 07:08 PM Link
A fun way to get to know the museum in a hurry. Based on the reality show but with a museum flavour. Dinner will be in the Mammals gallery afterwards. Limited numbers so get your ticket early.
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17th of May 2017 08:07 PM Link
18th May is International Museum Day. Entry into the museum on this day is free, so please take this opportunity to visit our wonderful museum.
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14th of May 2017 03:47 PM Link
New Monument - Stanley Hall and Square

The Native Welfare Society built Stanley Hall in 1936. It is named after Sir H.J. Stanley, Governor of Southern Rhodesia.
Its prime function was a reception centre for newly arrived migrants. Later it became the centre of early African trade unionism, politics, and recreation. It is closely associated with early African Nationalists such as Sipambonis Khumalo, Masotsha Ndlovu, Benjamin Burombo, Jason Moyo and many others.

It was also a key social heart of early African Bulawayo. Dance competitions and “Township Jazz” have their roots here. As do many sports, soccer and boxing in particular.

The adjacent open area was gradually developed as an arena for sports, “bioscope” (films) and meetings of various forms. Stanley Square was the start of many mass movements that transformed the City and indeed the Country at large.

Stanley hall is possibly the most important political building in modern Zimbabwe.
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14th of May 2017 03:27 PM Link
The Private Life of Plants is a BBC nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough. A study of the growth, movement, reproduction and survival of plants. All are welcome. Donations gratefully recieved.
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/220970308403919/
Part Six - Surviving
The Private Life of Plants is a BBC nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough. A study of th...
23rd of June 2017 01:00 PM
14th of May 2017 03:23 PM Link
The Private Life of Plants is a BBC nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough. A study of the growth, movement, reproduction and survival of plants. All are welcome. Donations gratefully recieved.
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/1306022482796992/
Part Five - Living Together
The Private Life of Plants is a BBC nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough. A study of th...
16th of June 2017 01:00 PM
14th of May 2017 03:14 PM Link
The Private Life of Plants is a BBC nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough. A study of the growth, movement, reproduction and survival of plants. All are welcome. Donations gratefully recieved.
Event https://www.facebook.com/events/1452578424805747/
Part Four - The Social Struggle
The Private Life of Plants is a BBC nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough. A study of th...
9th of June 2017 01:00 PM