The Discovereum is the brainchild of Drs J.N. Maraire and A.N. Chiura who upon relocating back to their homeland Zimbabwe recognised a gap in children’s learning resources in areas such as science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM). They sought to establish a learning centre for children and young adults as well as a sanctuary for families to learn collaboratively and interactively with each other. And so, the Discovereum was founded as the first museum with a strong focus on free choice learning and learning through play.
A hub for the intellectual life of the nation.
Create a fun-filled environment of creativity, learning, and discovery through interactive exhibits for young children, teenagers and families.
WHAT WE DO
The Discovereum is a learning centre that provides a safe space for children, teenagers and families to engage in interactive learning about a diverse range of topics vital to the development of well rounded individuals.
The permanent exhibits include: Zimbabwe Heritage, Ancient Egypt, Grocery Store, Life Sciences (human & animal anatomy), Transport / Maritime & Energy (planes, trains, automobiles, and boats), Dinosaur Cave, Science Laboratory (chemistry, physics, biology), Arts and Crafts, Auditorium, Technology Centre, outdoor stage and games, library as well as an environmental science and conservation site (air, wind, water and soil).
Make science learning fun for the young and the young at heart
Supplement academic education with hands on learning, exploration and discovery
Complement and reinforce academic syllabi
Increase exposure to and participation in science learning for rural and urban schools with limited resources
A hub of innovation
Showcase and develop local talent
A link for youth to connect to other regional and international cultural and science organisations
Fellowship programs for interns and young graduates
Create regular performing, literary, and visual arts programmes that stimulate the imagination and entertainment