Science on a Sphere Lobby Interview Report

January 1st, 2007 | EVALUATION

The Science Museum of Minnesota conducted a study to find out how many visitors stopped at the Science on a Sphere (SOS) exhibit during their visit to the museum, visitors' prior knowledge of SOS, and why a visitor might chose not to visit SOS. A total of 189 visitors were interviewed. Findings included: - Groups of adults and children were more likely to visit SOS than groups composed of adults only. - Most visitors just happened across the exhibit during their visit rather than sought it out. - Of the visitors who did not stop at SOS, few were familiar with the exhibit. - Both visitors who had seen the exhibit and those who had not said they would likely visit SOS in the future. The interview protocol used in the study is included in this report.



Team Members

Amy Grack Nelson, Evaluator, Science Museum of Minnesota
Beth Janetski, Evaluator, Science Museum of Minnesota


Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Evaluators | Families | General Public | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Education and learning science | Space science
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Formative | Interview Protocol | Research and Evaluation Instruments
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Media and Technology | Museum and Science Center Exhibits | Planetarium and Science on a Sphere