Natural History Museum Of Zimbabwe

Education and the Museum

Museums are for both education and entertainment or ‘edutainment!’ They offer scope for both formal and informal learning.

The Natural History Museum and its sites in the Western Region are a superb teaching aid for all levels of education.

Most of the displays in the galleries highlight many aspects in the syllabus of primary and secondary as well as tertiary institutions.

We always have activities such as structured visits by the schools with prepared study sheets for use during these visits, as well as conducting outreach programs thereby taking the museum to the people.

As a link between the museum and formal education, the department organizes an annual Primary Schools Heritage Education Quiz which runs from January to 18 May (International Museums Day). All primary schools are encouraged to participate in this quiz as questions asked are relevant to their syllabus. Schools are invited for participation through their districts which then cascade information to them.

The education department also helps in enhancing the understanding of collections to the visiting public through Tour Guides, Curators and the Heritage education tours. By so doing the department promotes the understanding of historical, natural and cultural heritage.

We are also involved in training of the staff and volunteers.

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David Reason
David Reason
26/01/2021
This is a fabulous treasure for Zimbabwe with around 7 separate galleries of very well presented exhibits such as geology, entomology, herpetology, African mammals, colonial history, local African tribes, astronomy, humankind and mycology (fungi). It also houses hundreds of thousands of specimens in around 10 Collections, including arachnids, Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths), birds, snakes, plants and fungi - these Collections can be seen but by appointment only. The museum staff are pleasant and knowledgeable. There is an onsite café to pick up a snack or two and a public library of really interesting natural history books. There is also good info on the two World Heritage sites managed by the museum, these being the Matobo World View site and the Khami Ruins which are also magical places to go and visit!
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Angel Bert
Angel Bert
05/12/2020
It was lovely experience
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Fritz Madida
Fritz Madida
03/12/2020
Most fascinating collection of historical artefacrs
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CLIVE SIBANDA J
CLIVE SIBANDA J
26/11/2020
Thank you for the important information
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Thabo Pricel
Thabo Pricel
22/11/2020
Amaze balls
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Nkosinathi Mdudo
Nkosinathi Mdudo
07/11/2020
Such an amazing experience
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