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Who are we and what are we trying to do? Get the background on the USS Constitution Museum's family learning and engagement projects and the people who make them happen.
Thanks to the Family Learning Project (2004-2011), we at the USS Constitution Museum have experienced the powerful benefits of embracing family learning in exhibits. But, what about family engagement in programs? Our latest project, Engage Families, puts the family back in “family programs” to support the development of museum and library programs that engage children AND adults. […]
To address institutional and industry questions about how best to engage families in a history museum exhibits, the USS Constitution Museum initiated the Family Learning Project in 2004. We explored low cost, replicable techniques that led to enjoyable, informative, and social experiences for all ages in a prototype exhibit called A Sailor’s Life for Me?.