What We Offer
Visitors of all ages can experience a unique learning and development opportunity through touring the Museum, volunteering and participating in its programs.
Education Programs at the Mazza Museum are presented by the Dr. Jerry J. Mallett Institute.
Schedule a Guided Tour
General admission is free to the public during regular business hours. Guided tours are available upon request for a fee. This option is great for groups and schools. We have tours geared toward both adults and children.
Havens Resource Center
The Havens Resource Center is located in the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion, just down the hall from the Mazza Museum. The shelves are lined with picture books by Mazza authors and artists, award winning books, reference materials, author videos, and story kits.
These resources are available to students, librarians, teachers and book lovers.
Havens Resource Center and Children’s Book Center Hours: Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Dr. Jerry J. Mallett Institute for Educational Programming
Named for the Museum’s founding director, the Dr. Jerry J. Mallett Institute is the formal education division the University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum, encompassing educational programs and outreach activities for children and adults. Click below to learn more about our history.
A Dog Came to School by Lois Lenski
A Flower Wedding by Walter Crane
A Game of Ball by Jessie Willcox Smith
Amelia Bedelia’s First Field Trip by Lynne Avril
Anderson’s Fairy Tales by Helen Stratton
School Extension Program
The Mazza School Extension Program is a school program where a school studies three Mazza book artists for about three months integrating these books into the curriculum. During that time the entire school visits the Mazza Museum. At the end of the program, the entire school votes which artwork will be sponsored by the school in their honor.
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Children’s Art Exhibit
Throughout the school year, Mazza cooperates with local elementary art teachers to showcase children’s artwork.
The children study an artist’s work and style and then try their own hand at recreating what they’ve learned. The artwork that is selected is hung in the hallway just outside the museum. This is an opportunity for kids to learn about artists as well as to experience the thrill of having their artwork on display at our museum.