For Students

The Mizel Museum’s programs and events for Denver area students are engaging and meaningful. Programs are based on the theme that lies at the heart of our permanent exhibit 4,000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparkstikkun olam. “Gathering sparks” is often understood to be the origin of tikkun olam, which is Hebrew for “healing the world.” By promoting civic engagement, lessons of the Holocaust, diversity and multicultural issues, we hope to inspire students to live and grow in the spirit of tikkun olam.

To receive our 2013/14 Education brochure CLICK HERE.

Page from Petr Ginz Diary

Page from Petr Ginz Diary

The Miryam Brand Holocaust Education Film Project
Educating students of all ages about the Holocaust through film.
This year The Last Flight of Petr Ginz will be held on October 15-17 at schools around the Denver metro area. The Last Flight of Petr Ginz is a film about an extraordinary young Jewish boy from Prague who perished in the Holocaust. The film is in large part based on Petr’s diary, which was mysteriously discovered 60 years after it was written. Dr. Terry Hynes, former dean of University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications, will join this year’s program to share with students her experience researching and producing the film. CLICK HERE to read more. If your school would like to participate in this year’s program please email Deanne Kapnik or call (303) 749-5019. Educational materials are available online at

4,000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparks
Our permanent exhibit is a dynamic journey through art, artifacts and multimedia that narrates and illuminates Jewish history and culture. Our interactive gallery tour values students’ ideas and questions, promoting critical thinking, creativity and observation skills. Available daily.

Guided Tour Enhancement Programs
Extend the journey with customized programs that allow teachers to build their own tours to explore content that enhances their curriculum.

In-classroom presentations
We offer in-class programs about immigration, history, the Holocaust and intercultural education.

Bridges of Understanding Traveling Exhibits
Mizel Museum’s traveling exhibits and associated programming serve as a catalyst for intercultural learning through interactive presentations of unique themes from African, African-American, Asian Pacific, Hispanic/Latino, Jewish, Muslim and Native American cultures.

To schedule a tour, enhancement program or in-class presentation email Penny Nisson or call (303) 749-5016.