This report, published by the Denver Art Museum, details the Museum’s process of creating new experiences for children and their caregivers by increasing the Museum’s relevance and providing opportunities for family participation.
This booklet lays out the lessons that the Crocker Art Museum learned through their “All About Families” initiative. The staff at the Crocker traveled to several art museums around the country to explore how those museums successfully engage families. The Crocker staff found that fostering creativity is a key component of engagement and learning, and […]
Designed for museum educators and informal science education professionals without formal training in evaluation, this guide explains team-based inquiry (TBI) and how it can be used as a tool for developing or improving educational experiences in museums such as programs and exhibits. TBI consists of a continuous cycle with four main phases: question, investigate, reflect, […]
In this presentation, Gail Ringel offers advice for including family learning exhibit techniques in your museum while maintaining your institutional identity.
At the USS Constitution Museum, putting the visitor’s experience first led to the creation of a new mission statement for the entire museum.
Having trouble convincing your board that your institution should be more family friendly? Former USS Constitution Museum President Burt Logan, gives some pointers to help you out.
The USS Constitution Museum Team shares how focusing institution-wide on their family audience and serving their needs led to a more invigorated work environment. Re-energize Your Staff and Organization Happier family visitors can translate to happier staff All aspects of museum operations contribute to the family experience Gather and share visitor feedback Celebrate successes […]