Getting a Sense for the Place: Visitor Use of and Reaction to the Underwater Dome Exhibit

July 7th, 2013 | EVALUATION

This report details a nine-month summative evaluation of the Underwater Dome Exhibit at the Seattle Aquarium. The study was undertaken to inform the Aquarium's development of short- term, cost-effective updates to improve visitor satisfaction and experience in the dome. The study sought to develop a baseline understanding of how visitors use and react to the exhibit, as well as to determine whether or not visitors understand that the dome represents the Puget Sound. Data was collected using observational and survey instruments (included in the appendix of this report).



Team Members

Seattle Aquarium, Contributor
Andrea Michelbach, Co-Principal Investigator, University of Washington
Hal Kramer, Co-Principal Investigator, University of Washington


Audience: Evaluators | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Education and learning science | General STEM | Life science
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Interview Protocol | Observation Protocol | Research and Evaluation Instruments | Summative | Survey
Environment Type: Aquarium and Zoo Exhibits | Exhibitions