Understanding Today's Families
These articles give insight into the makeup and characteristics of family audiences, as well as provide examples and case studies.
Susie Wilkening, Senior Consultant at Reach Advisors, helps participants better understand their family audiences and what they seek in a museum experience.
The Crocker Art Museum staff found that fostering creativity is a key component of engagement and learning, and that serving families in museums can end up be beneficial for all audiences.
The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh shares 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 Harvard Family Research Project, now the Global Family Research ProjectTM, provides important research and strategies for engaging families to promote success in education for children.