This article describes "a range of front-end research studies intended to develop more specific knowledge concerning parent beliefs about how and what their children might learn from a museum visit, and how parents might be involved in that learning...the team then developed and user-tested prototype signage for the new exhibit spaces."
Swatz, Mallary I. and Crowley, Kevin. "Parent Beliefs about Teaching and Learning in a Children’s Museum." Visitor Studies Today. Summer 2004, VII:II [p. 1-16].