Safaris, evening lectures, book launches, children’s activities and more…

Kids Dudu Walk, a short film on dragonflies – Saturday 9 December 2017

Kids Dudu Walk, a short film on dragonflies and behind the scenes tour of the Entomology Department.

Saturday 9 December 2017 – Nairobi National Museum
Insects (dudus) are by far the most diverse group of animals on earth. However they are usually overlooked because they are small. Despite their size, they play a major role in our lives. The Kenya Museum Society has organized a dudu excursion at the Nairobi National Museum, led by Laban Njoroge (Bwana Dudu). This kids’ outing, best for ages 6 -12 years, aims at creating environmental awareness for children from an early age by teaching them the importance of insects and how to appreciate them and enjoy them in nature.
Take advantage of this informative kids’ activity, led by an enthusiastic expert.
For planning purposes, please register (send name/s) and pay in advance
Cost
Member child Ksh 800
Non Member child Ksh 1,000
Age: 6 years and above
Note: pack snacks and / or picnic lunch, drinking water, a notebook and a pen for your child. They should wear comfortable walking shoes.

Bookings: 0724 255 299 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.org
Payment Options;
Safaricom – MPESA paybill No: 400800, Account No: 6571570019
Airtel Money – 0780 755 231

 

The Giraffe Centre and Bomas of Kenya – Sunday, 17 December 2017

Are you looking for a way to reward your loyal staff this December holiday?
KMS has organized a day outing that will intertwine wildlife, nature and culture.

The first stop will be at The Giraffe Centre, the creation of the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (A.F.E.W), for an opportunity to come into close contact with the world’s tallest species, the giraffe.  This includes Daisy, one of 10 Rothschild giraffes under their care, which your staff can meet head to head – literally – on the raised platform.
The unique cultural experience of seeing traditional homes, artifacts and dances of various ethnic groups of Kenya at Bomas of Kenya will be the culmination of the tour.
Included / Activities

  • Transport
  • Tea / Soda
  • Entry fees to Giraffe Centre and Bomas of Kenya
  • A short talk at Giraffe Centre to learn how and why they are taking care of this endangered animal
  • Nature walk/hike in the serene trail that goes down to the snaking Gogo River, with an alternate route back to the centre that will pass by the Warthog Den.
  • Guided tour of the traditional homes at Bomas
  • Cultural dances at Bomas

Cost:
Members’ staff: Adult  – Ksh 2,300     Child Ksh 1,900
Non-members’ staff: Adult Ksh 2,500     Child Ksh 2,100
Please register (send name/s of your staff) and pay in advance.
What to bring/wear;  picnic lunch, identification card, notebook, pen, extra drinking water, a hat and a warm fleece. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

Booking: 0724 255 299 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.org

Payment Options;
Safaricom – MPESA paybill No: 400800, Account No: 6571570019
Airtel Money – 0780 755 231

Jaza Train to Magadi Safari – December 16-17

A fun train to Magadi. This is an old-fashioned train that chugs along through beautiful scenery; the final descent to the lake is particularly breath-taking.
Magadi Soda Company owns the town. It must be the cleanest and most orderly town in Kenya. The company has an interesting history. If no one can be found to give us a talk, a synopsis of their history will be handed out. Lunch at the Magadi club and overnight at their tented camp. Though the area is stark and arid both the camp and the club have plenty of trees and lawn and the tents are air-conditioned!

Swimming- the club has a large swimming pool and a bar.
Weather- dress light and carry a swimsuit. You can also plunge into the hot springs at the lake.
Game- you will see mostly plains game. At the lake you see flamingos and other water birds.
Carry some drinking water and snacks to enjoy on the train.

Cost – 12,300 pp. sharing     Children 3-12, Ksh 9,800
Included- transport from and to the museum, train, FB at the camp.
Booking and payment by 9 December.

For more information and bookings: 0724 255 299 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.org
Payment Options;
Safaricom – MPESA paybill No: 400800, Account No: 6571570019
Airtel Money – 0780 755 231

 

Off-peak Mara Safari – 17-19 November, 2017

We have an excellent deal to visit the Masai Mara in the low season. We shall stay at Keekorok Lodge – one of the oldest and still one of the most beautiful lodges in the Mara. The rooms are comfortable, each has a veranda and there is a swimming pool. The main bar and lounge area has an old-world ambience. Beyond the extensive lawns there is a walkway over a wetland leading to a bar strategically placed next to a pool full of hippo. There are several sitting areas along the walkway where you can enjoy sundowners under the stars.
The Mara is renowned for its concentration of game. It is a more attractive and peaceful place in November when the 4WD beasts have left. We shall see all the Big 5 as well lots of plains game. We may even see some wildebeest.
Cost- 20,700ksh pp sharing.
Included- FB for two days
Not included- Park entry, transport
Alternative – Those who do not wish to drive can fly in. The air strip is practically next to the lodge, but then you will hire a vehicle from the lodge for game drives.

No bookings or payment will be accepted after 25 October.
KMS booking policy- All trips must be fully paid for 3 weeks prior to departure.

For bookings, contact us on;
0724 255 299/0780 755 231 / 020 2339158
info@kenyamuseumsociety.org

City Walk: Heritage Tour – Sunday 8 October 2017

#Re-livingHistory
This will be an excellent tour, which will see us explore the city’s heritage. We will have a guided walk from the Nairob national Museum, through Nairobi’s city streets and learn about the history of the architecture of Nairobi’s most prominent buildings, whose history span from the British occupation to the modern era.

Included:

• Guided walkng tour to most of the gazetted city buildings by Martin Wahogo, author of Know Kenya pocket guide book
• Guide fees

Cost
KMS member: Ksh 900 child: Ksh 500
Guest adult: Ksh 1,200 child: Ksh 600

Optional: After the tour, participants may tour of The Nairobi Gallery that is currently showcasing the Murumbi African Heritage Collection Exhibition. (KMS members can use their membership cards to enter the Museum at no fee)

Recommended books retailing at the KMS Shop:
Know Kenya by Martin Wahogo @ Ksh 700
A brief tour of the buildings of Nairobi by Everlyn Wanjiku @ Ksh 1500

For bookings, contact us on;
0724 255 299 / 0780 755 231 / 020 2339158
info@kenyamuseumsociety.org

Experienceing the ’Steam Age’ at Nairobi Railway Museum

Saturday 30 September 2017

The Nairobi Railway Museum narrates the tale of Kenya’s evolvement. Opened in 1971, the Museum is owned by Kenya Railways and is the only Railway Museum in East and Central Africa.
Did you know the Railway Museum displays the largest ever produced steam locomotives in the World?
During the second world war, Kenya’s colony needed to decongest the port, therefore they developed a powerful locomotive that operated on a meter gauge railway and was assembled in Kenya.

Included:
A short film, have a historic talk about the Museum and guided tour of the steam engines and coaches displayed outside.
Kids will get a chance to ride on a mini train.
KMS Member:
Adult: Ksh 1,200 Child:(5-12 years): Ksh 700
Guests:
Adults: Ksh 1,500 Child(5-12 years): Ksh 900

Advance payment options;
Safaricom: Mpesa Paybill, Business No: 400800, Account No: 6571570019
Airtel Money: 0780 755 231

For bookings, contact us on;
0724 255 299 / 0780 755 231 / 020 2339158
info@kenyamuseumsociety.org

Annual KMS Book Sale Event; 8 -9 September 2017

Friday and Saturday, 8 – 9 September 2017
Nairobi National Museum, Main Courtyard
10.00 am – 4.00 pm on both days

Big Sale with Great Bargains:

  • Second hand books
  • DvD’s, CDs and Tapes
  • Magazines
  • Games and puzzles
  • Paintings
  • Used computers and printers
  • A few household goods

…and more!

Don’t miss out the best deal in town!!

PS: If you have some books or items that you would like to donate to us towards this fundraising activity, please bring them to the KMS office, open Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, or at the KMS Shop, inside the Nairobi National Museum. The shop is open daily from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm. Otherwise, let us know and we can organize pickup.

Kenya Museum Society would like to thank you, for your continued support towards our fundraising efforts.

All Proceeds will support Projects of the National Museums of Kenya.

Trip to Tanzania – 15 – 21 October 2017

Join us for a 7 day, 6 night trip to visit the northern circuit of Tanzania including Lake Natron, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and the Oldupai/ Laetoli prehistoric sites.

Vehicle – We will travel by overland truck on this trip, except for the day we visit Ngorongoro crater when will be transported by Landcruisers. The trucks have glass paned sliding windows, padded seating, and plenty of storage space for luggage, gear, equipment, supplies etc. There is room for mountain bikes for those interested in bringing one. A cook will whip up three meals a day for us that fit various dietary requirements.
Accommodation – This is a camping trip, but there is the possibility of rooms at both overnight sites at an additional cost. Tents and mattresses are provided; you bring your own sleeping bag. The dome tents accommodate up to 3 people.

Included- Transportation, all camping equipment except for sleeping bags, meals except for lunch on Sunday and Saturday, cook, camping fees, and park fees.

Excluded- Tanzania visas, lunch on Sunday and Saturday, cultural visits, optional hikes: village walk, Ol Doinyo Lengai, etc.

Visas- Kenyan citizens do not need a visa to enter Tanzania. However, you will need a passport and yellow fever card. Other nationalities pay the visa fee according to country in US dollars.

What to Bring- Passport, yellow fever certificate, anti-malarial tablets, insect repellent, sleeping bag, warm jacket for night time

to get a full itinerary, cost and bookings, contact the KMS Office: Mobile: 0724 255 299, Wireless: 2339158 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.org

Pay a deposit by September 8. The balance of payment is due by September 29.

The Affordable Art Show: Fri -Sun, 3- 5 November 2017 at Nairobi National Museum

All art lovers, buyers, collectors…are invited to The Affordable Art Show

Biggest art event in East Africa!

Nairobi National Museum, old boardroom courtyard, behind Louis Leakey Auditorium

Fri – Sun, 3-5 November 2017

Opening party – Friday evening, 3 Nov 2017,
Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm – chance to view and buy art
Entry Fee: Ksh 500, includes drink, bitings and music

Show continues Saturday and Sunday, 4 – 5 Nov, from 10.00 am – 4.00pm
Free Entry. Viewing and buying Art,

Other Satu8rday activities

Kids Art Appreciation event – 10.00 am – 12.30 pm (Ksh 800 member child, Ksh 1,000 guest child)
Youth Art Appreciation – 2.00 pm – 3.00pm, Free Entry

SPONSORED by Safaricom, St. Austins Service Centre Ltd, Commercial Bank of Africa and in partnership with the National Museums of Kenya

To book or buy your tickets, contact;
Office: 0724 255 299, 0780 755 231
Wireless: 020 2339158
info@kenyamuseumsociety.org
www.kenyamuseumsociety.org
All Proceeds will support Projects of the National Museums of Kenya.

The Traveling Telescope: Exploring the Universe, Sat 25 November 2017

Nairobi National Museum
Saturday 25 November 2017
Time: 6 pm-10 pm

Join Kenya Museum Society and The Traveling Telescope at Nairobi National Museum as we explore the night sky.We shall have a mobile planetarium, remote navigator and one of the largest telescope in Kenya.
The focus for the 25th November will be the Moon. It will be at ‘first quarter’, meaning it will be almost overhead at sunset and will set at midnight. During this phase of the Moon we’ll be able to see incredible details on the surface, including craters, mountains and some of NASA’s Apollo mission landing sites.

We will also use a powerful laser pointers to highlight different constellations, bright stars and other objects of interest in the sky. We call what we do ‘edutainment’, where we share our passion for observing the Cosmos in a fun yet informative way
Event is open for kids aged 3 years and above as well as adults.

Book your spot today.

Cost;
KMS Members – Ksh 1,850
Guests – Ksh 2,050

Payment Options;
Safaricom: Mpesa paybill, Business No: 400800, Account: 6571570019
Airtel Money: 0780 755 231
RSVP: 0724 255 299,078 755 231, 2339158 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.org