PROGRAM EVALUATIONWhat is the value of a multiple-visit school program for students?
How do family programs facilitate meaningful family interaction?
Who are adult programs serving and how do participants benefit?
How does the website serve users' needs and forward the mission?
Programs are important vehicles that museums and other free-choice learning institutions use to connect with their audiences. Test your hunches and professional wisdom through program evaluation at all levels of program development. Methods to assess the effectiveness of museum programs include traditional written surveys, pre- and post-program interviews, and focus group discussions. We also implement many innovative and authentic data collection methods including audience panels, portfolios, think-alouds, drawings, visitor response areas, concept maps, and participant-observer strategies.