Have you ever wondered if children are learning in children's museums or just being entertained? Researchers from Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia and Harvard University's Project Zero teamed up to study the question. Their results: "YES, children are really learning".
Nancy Haas, Project Explore Manager at Please Touch Museum, details findings from the multi-phase research project including thoughts on how exhibit designers can increase a child's learning by increasing adult engagement.
Haas, Nancy T. "Project Explore: How Children Are Really Learning in Children's Museums." Visitor Studies 9.1 (1997): 63-69.