If you are looking for ways to battle the cold in Hancock County, taking advantage of one of our many museums is always a safe bet! The museums of Hancock County are guaranteed to be a fun day for all!
Hancock Historical Museum
422 W. Sandusky St.
Wed. – Fri., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, by appointment
Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m.
Hancock County is home to a very rich history and the Hancock Historical Museum has collected pieces of it to give you a snapshot of the past. Whether you are interested in learning more about government at the Oxley Government Center, view the many pieces of beautiful Findlay glass that are on exhibit, take a step in the past by exploring Hancock County history, the Hancock Historical Museum has it all. Besides their regular exhibits, the Hancock Historical Museum also hosts special rotating exhibits and many different special events, including monthly brown bag lunch and learns and children’s activities! HancockHistoricalMuseum.org
Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion, University of Findlay (GPS: 301 College St.)
Wed. – Fri., Noon – 5 p.m.
Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m.
Other times available by appointment
Where else can you see over 7,800 pieces of original artwork-all illustrations form different children’s books? Easily one of the most original museums for you and your family to choose from, the Mazza Museum is a great day to spend an afternoon. At the Mazza Museum you can spend your day looking at all the different illustrations, get lost in reading your favorite children’s book, and event purchase your own copies in their gift shop. The Mazza Museum also hosts events like Funday Sunday, featuring activities, games and story time taking place each month for children aged pre-k through grade school with each month sporting a different theme, and Tales for Tots, a bi-monthly event that focuses on a fun-themed story for toddlers. More information about these events and other events, including information about the Mazza Summer Conference, is available on our website. MazzaMuseum.org
Children’s Museum of Findlay
1800 Tiffin Ave., Findlay Village Mall
Tue. – Thu., Sat., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m.
Children’s Museum of Findlay is a museum just for your kids! Many different exhibits make up the museum, each meant to teach children by doing and allowing them to appreciate what Hancock County has to offer. There are exhibits on farming and banking, a grocery store, an auto shop, a play kitchen, and even a quarry. All exhibits have a learning aspect to them while allowing children to have fun! These exhibits are designed for children of all ages, ideally infants to age ten. The Children’s Museum of Findlay have special events nearly every weekend, including visits from the University of Findlay, Hancock Park District and the Toledo Zoo. Consider attending one of these events or visit during regular hours! CMFindlay.com
Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center
817 Harmon St.,
Tue. & Thu., 4 – 6 p.m.
First Saturday of each month, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center is a wealth of information and Hancock County is extremely lucky to have a library and museum of its type in our community. Besides the education resources available, the library and multicultural center is also home to numerous exhibits that celebrate diversity. The Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center is the only location in the world awarded the Smithsonian Institute’s Black Wings exhibit which features African American Aviators, including the Tuskegee Airmen and those involved in the space program. This one-of-a-kind museum is definitely worth an evening! BlackHeritageCenter.org