The Education Department at Iziko Museums of South Africa runs dynamic school, holiday, public and outreach programmes geared towards creating engaging learning experiences for everyone.
The school programmes are directly aligned to the national CAPS curriculum and support the learning outcomes at Foundation, Intermediate and Senior, as well as Further Education and Training (FET) Phases. Lessons conducted during museum visits build on classroom practice and provide relatable experiences for both learners and educators. School programmes include visual art, natural history and social history education. School programmes provide lessons, resources, special needs activities, educator enrichment workshops and projects aimed at adding value to classroom practice.
Public Programmes endeavours to create safe, neutral spaces to reflect and discuss relevant societal issues. Public Programmes, often aligned to national commemorative days, draws upon museum exhibition and collections resources to contextualise contemporary topics, and actively encourage citizen participation, nation-building and social cohesion.
The Iziko Mobile Museum and Outreach Programme extends the museum’s footprint and educational benefit to communities and schools across the province and beyond. The museum on wheels takes the museum experience to people and communities in remote and peri-urban areas who are unable to visit the museums physically.
The Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome is a 360-degree immersive full-dome theatre and multipurpose facility located at the Iziko South African Museum. The Planetarium boasts a diverse range of school and public shows that unlock the secrets of maths, science and art, and provide unparalleled edu-tainment opportunities.