School’ s cool @Iziko


Calling all Educators! Iziko’s many collections bring learning to life with highly visual, and often engaging displays and experiences. A visit to the museum is an immersive learning exploration. Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Art come alive during museum lessons. The school programmes are directly aligned to the national CAPS curriculum and includes visual art, natural history and social history education from pre-primary to high school level and beyond. Museum Educators provide age-appropriate learning engagements for ECD, GET, FET and HE programmes using exhibitions, objects and specimens to augment the classroom experience.   

Lessons at the Iziko Slave Lodge uncover our histories, exploring the impact of colonisation and slavery through the stories of Cape Town families with slave ancestry, the history of oppression, resistance and liberty. See the works of historic South African and international artists at the ISANG provides tangible reference for the visual art curriculum. Explore our living world and life sciences at the Iziko South African Museum or the wonders of the night sky at the Planetarium and Digital Dome. There’s so much more to explore.

High school learner in the exhibition, Singing Freedom: Music and the struggle against apartheid, at the Iziko Slave Lodge.

Learners in the Whale Well at the Iziko South African Museum during Marine Week.

Visit for more information about how to book and what is possible, including the booking of Iziko’s mobile museum for learners who are not able to travel to the museum on site.

Iziko’s Education Department works closely with schools, communities and special interest groups to develop quality educational programmes and resources. These enriching and enabling education programmes include lessons, workshops, teacher enrichment programmes and educational projects, aimed at adding value to classroom practices, special needs activities and educational resources. School groups will also benefit from the guidance of our experienced Museum Educators who can present lessons in English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa. 

How to book

 Contact the Education Booking Assistant Ms Wardah Harris by phone 021 481 3823 or email


Exhibitions & Events

Inside Iziko

Iziko Museums