Into the Deep (En lo Profundo): Summative Evaluation

January 15th, 2023 | EVALUATION

In Spring 2022, Monterey Bay Aquarium opened its new exhibition, Into the Deep (En lo Profundo). The 7,000+ square-foot exhibition showcases characteristics of the deep sea and the animals that live there. The exhibition also highlights the deep-sea research being carried out by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), as well as the effect of plastics on deep-sea life. Inform Evaluation & Research carried out a summative evaluation of Into the Deep (En lo Profundo) focused on (1) time spent in the exhibition and thoroughness of use; (2) cognitive outcomes; and (3) affective outcomes.



Team Members

Brian Johnson, Author, Inform Evaluation & Research
Joy Kubarek, Author, Inform Evaluation & Research
Amanda Lindell, Author, Inform Evaluation & Research


Funding Source: Private Foundation
Funding Program: Grainger Family Descendants Fund
Award Number: N/A


Audience: Evaluators | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM | Life science | Social science and psychology
Resource Type: Summative
Environment Type: Aquarium and Zoo Exhibits | Exhibitions

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This material is supported by National Science Foundation award DRL-2229061, with previous support under DRL-1612739, DRL-1842633, DRL-1212803, and DRL-0638981. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations contained within are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF.

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