Natural History

“Iziko Museums has a vast natural history collection, which ranges from fossils to ancient insects and historical tools. This collection is not only culturally enriching, but the impressive natural collection also ignites a spark of interest in learning more about the creatures with whom we share our planet.

Iziko’s Education Departments work closely with schools, communities, and special interest groups to develop quality educational programmes and resources. These enriching and enabling education programmes include natural history lessons, workshops, teacher enrichment programmes and educational projects – aimed at adding value to classroom practises, special needs activities and educational resources.

Many resources available here are linked to the CAPS curriculum in order to support, extend, and add value to the South African schooling system. We encourage teachers to use these resources in the classroom setting, where appropriate. Information on the learning area and grade level are provided for each school resource. Other resources are developed for all learners and the general public as part of the commemoration of special days on the global and national museum calendar.

We invite you to download, enjoy, and participate in the knowledge-rich practice of our wonderful Museums.”


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See ANIMAL POWERS resource HERE

Download your educational resource for Looking A Head in celebration of International Museum Day HERE
Download your animal power worksheet HERE