Mazza Museum’s Free Funday Sunday Events Exceed Expectations with Popular Programming
Funday Sunday, University of Findlay Mazza Museum’s free, monthly program for youth and caregivers, keeps getting bigger and better! Held during the school year, from October through April, the event features hands-on activities and other literacy-centered offerings. Each event has a different theme.
Based on attendance, the three most popular Funday Sundays held this school year were “Let’s Go Lego!” in February, “Fairy Tales and Fables” in April, and “Off to Neverland” in January. Attendees had fun with Newhard Planetarium shows, live music, and much more.
Some of this year’s highlights included:
- The UF Chemistry department’s liquid nitrogen ice cream servings at the October “Where Your Story Begins: University of Findlay” homecoming-themed event;
- The November “Pay it Forward” Funday Sunday that included activities stressing the importance of giving back to the community;
- Author Jeff Ebbeler’s book launch and signing of “Captain’s Log: Snowbound” for the December event;
- Scavenger hunts, live animals, and slime during the January event;
- Activity stations offered by Bigelow Hill Intermediate’s Lego club, Snapology, UF Computer Science Department, Findlay High School Robotics Club and more in February;
- An unintentional power loss, which happened to be perfect during the March “Goofy Goblins” event; and
- Visits by Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel in April.
A total of 3,292 people attended this academic year’s seven Funday Sundays that were organized by Museum, education and volunteer coordinator Heather Sensel, and hundreds of volunteers pitched in to help make the events a success. This was in increase from the 2017-2018 school year’s 2,939 total. Fifth Third Bank funded the program, and Marathon Petroleum Company provided a technology station at each Funday Sunday.
Don’t forget: Funday Sunday will return this fall, with new themes and learning experiences that will be enjoyable for all ages.