The scientific-educational activity of the Museum is made in the construction of different channels of the communication: organization of the lesson-excursions, lectures, unconventional meetings, discussion club sessions, presentations, which are conducted in the cooperation with the educational institutions and social associations. The important direction of educational activity of the Museum is support of children with limited opportunities. There are traditional annual holidays for «special children», art and therapeutic seminars, competitions and exhibitions of works organized together with the partners the representation of the European commission in Astana,«Society of Disabled Children of Astana», the Centre of development of children «Balamay», «The creative centre of art therapy «Ocean art», etc.
The Museum has Council of pedagogues, which works according to the program "Pages of history". There works the experimental platform for certification of teachers of history of Astana.
Regular meetings with the participation of the well-known scholars, public workers allow seeing eyewitness and participants of sign-oriented events in the history of independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The museum initiates a number of the exhibition projects positioning it as the centre of a cultural life.
«Alga umtylgan Kazakhstan» («Kazakhstan directed to the future»). The concept of the project is directed to show a wide audience the most significant artifacts of the history and the culture of Kazakhstan from the funds of the regional museums.
A great interest had the exhibitions «Ұлы тұлғалар бесігі» (from museum funds of Semei city of the East Kazakhstan region), «Сказания Великой степи» (from museum funds of Pavlodar region), «На перекрестках Истории» (from museum funds of the North Kazakhstan region), «Ақтөбе: ғасырлар биігіне көз салғанда»... (from museum funds of Aktyubinsk region), «Колыбель национальных культур» (from museum funds of Kostanay region), «Тоқсан жолдың торабында тоғысқан» (from museum funds of Mangistau area), etc.
Within the limits of the international cultural project “Dialogue through culture”, thanks to active cooperation of the Museum with the Embassy of the Republic of India, the Indian cultural centre were organized the exhibitions «Splendor of Indian craftsmanship», «Everlasting art. Amrita Sher-Gil – Revisited». The exhibition «Decorative-applied art of Japan» is organized together with the Embassy of Japan in RK and Japan foundation. There was held the exhibition «Children draw fairy tales» in the limits of the cultural program of the Secretariat of the III Congress of the leaders of world and traditional religions. It was organized together with the foundation Mardzhani (RF), A.S. Pushkin State museum of fine arts (Moscow), JSC “The foundation of the intellectual development of RK” of Ministry of culture and information of RK, Children art school - UNESCO club (Astana). Together with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in RK were organized the exhibitions «Reflection of the Great Steppe…», «On the way of cooperation and mutual understanding». Together with Embassy of the Hungarian Republic in the Republic of Kazakhstan were held exhibitions and musicale «Hungarian rhapsodies» with the participation of known pianist D. Oravec (Budapest symphonic orchestra), devoted to the chairmanship of Hungary in the European Union and to celebration of the 200th anniversary of F.Liszt. There was held the exhibition “Boris Yeltsin and his time” together with Public foundation “Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan”, “B. N. Yeltsin Presidential Center” Foundation.
Partnership projects carried out jointly with art galleries and international organizations. A major cultural event was the exhibition of the works of S. Kalmykov «My Planet» from the collections of the Museum gallery «New Hermitage-one» (Moscow), organized jointly with the gallery «Has Sanat»; exhibition «OSCE - forum of dialogue», organized jointly with the OSCE Centre in Astana, OSCE headquarters (Vienna) with the assistance of the MFA of RK; exhibition organized by the Museum and the international art-club «Kulanshi»; exhibition at the Embassy of RK in Russia (Moscow) «N.A . Nazarbayev – is the founder of Kazakh model of interethnic and inter-religious harmony»; together with the International antinuclear movement "Nevada-Semipalatinsk" was held the exhibition «The category of eternity», devoted to the 20 anniversary of the movement, etc.
A great attention in cultural and public work of the Museum is given to support of children creativity, there is facilitated child and charitable facilities and organizations supporting gifted children and children of lower-income families. Together with charitable foundation “Kamkor” and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan was held the exhibition of works of winners and participants of the II Republican festival of creativity of children with limited opportunities “Zhuldyzai” in the nominations “Arts and crafts”, “Fine arts”, “Literary creativity”. Within the limits of the project “View from childhood” is annually held the republican competition of the children drawings “Tugan Zherim”. A main goal of the competition – is assistance to development and promoting of children art creativity, exchange of experience of children art schools of regions of the republic, stimulation of interest of young generation to history and culture of Kazakhstan.
An important direction of realization of the cultural mission of the Museum is the organization of the thematic guest exhibitions from the museum funds in various regions of the republic. The museum takes out to the regional centers the most interesting exhibits from its collection. In total Museum held 24 guest exhibitions.
In 2007-2009, the Museum realized the scientific program the “Political initiatives of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan in formation and development of the independent state”. It consists of 7 projects.
There was founded a social-political and popular science magazine “Miras” within the limits of the realization of this program. On July 5, 2007 took place the presentation of its first issue.
In the museum were held a number of science conferences and “round tables”. On May 12, 2006 was organized the round table «Museum and society». During “round table” there were discussed questions of the organization and perfection of the museum work, definition of the role of the museums in cultural-educational process, prospects of development of the museums in the society and values of a cultural heritage in moral, spiritual formation of the person.
On October 22, 2007 the Museum jointly with the People Democratic Party “Nur Otan” and Social Corporation “Republican movement “Ak Orda” conducted an international scientific practical conference «Role of person in the history». The participants of the conference were representatives of the foreign countries and international organizations accredited in the Republic of Kazakhstan, representatives of the parties and social corporations, foreign and native scientists and politicians.
In the limits of International cooperation on May 21, 2008 in the Museum was conducted the conference for 85 anniversary of the politician and state man of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev. The organizers of the conference were People Democratic party “Nur-Otan”, Association of friendship and culture “Kazakhtan - Azerbaijan”, Embassy of Azerbaijan and the Museum of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
On December, 2008 on the eve of Independence Day in the Museum was conducted the scientific practical conference “Symbols of statehood” and the round table “Unity, integrality and independence of Kazakhstan”. During the conference were discussed actual issues of the history of formation and development of the sovereign state and noted the outstanding role of the First President of Republic of Kazakhstan N. A. Nazarbaev.
In the work of round table took part the representatives of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, deputies of Parliament, scientists and the representatives of the social organizations.
On August 28, 2009 the Museum of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan celebrated the first anniversary – 5 years from the date of the formation. There were congratulation letters from the state and public organizations, native and foreign museums, outstanding figures of the science and art.
On August 24, 2009 was organized the International scientific-practical conference «Contemporary museum: Science. Traditions. Innovations» to the 5 anniversary of the Museum of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Co-organizers of the conferences were the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, People Democratic Party «Nur Otan».
The aim of the conference was deepening of communications between museums and science centers, integrating of the academic and museum community. At the conference took part the representatives of the museum community of Kazakhstan, USA, Russia, Azerbaijan, and also deputies of the Parliament of RK, representatives of the ministries of the Republic of Kazakhstan, public organizations, outstanding figures of science and culture. There were 140 applications for the participation at the conference.
In 2010 – 2012, the Museum realized the Scientific program «The First President and the further development of the independent Kazakhstan». It consists of 5 projects.
Within the limits of realization of the Scientific program to the Day of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan were held “round tables”: «Тәуелсіздік – ата-баба арманы, ұрпақтар үшін – ақиқат!» (“Independence – dream of ancestors – reality for descendants!”), “Leader of the Nation and Independence”. The purpose of “round tables”: discussion of topical issues of history of formation and development of the sovereign state, historical role of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – the Leader of the Nation Nursultan Nazarbayev in construction of Kazakhstan statehood, development of independent Kazakhstan, strengthening of institute of presidency and democratization of society, the contribution to process of consolidation of the people, peace and harmony strengthening, and also in definition of foreign policy strategy of the country.
To the 20 anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan the International scientific and practical conference “Way of independence: history, realities and prospects” was held on November 21, 2011. In the work of the international scientific and practical conference took part the representatives of government bodies, scientific and museum community, students from the Russian Federation, USA, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
On November 26, 2012 together with Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – the Leader of the Nation was held the international scientific and practical seminar “Leadership and personality”. The deputies of Mazhilis of Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the representatives of the embassies of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Ukraine accredited in the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, akimat of Astana, scientific and pedagogical community, non-governmental and education organizations became the participants and guests of the seminar.
During the work were discussed such questions as a role of the personality in the history, initiatives of the Head of the state in the sphere of education, and also were presented results of implementation of the scientific project “Formation of leadership skills in a family, school and other social institutes” which purpose is studying of the phenomenon of leadership, influences of the social environment on formation of the personality.
On December 5, 2012 in the Museum of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan took place “round table” «Елбасы және Тәуелсіздік» (“The leader of the Nation and Independence”), devoted to the Day of Independence. The organizers of the action were the Museum of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – the Leader of the Nation.
In the work of “round table” took part the representatives of Administration of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Central election commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Academy of public administration at the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, scientists, researchers, teachers of schools.
During open and fruitful discussion were discussed the topical issues of history of formation and development of the sovereign state, the historical role of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – the Leader of the Nation Nursultan Nazarbayev in construction of the Kazakhstan statehood, development of independent Kazakhstan, strengthening of institute of presidency and democratization of society, the contribution to process of consolidation of the people, peace and harmony strengthening, and also in definition of the right foreign policy of the country.