Science on a Sphere Visitor Baseline Study

September 1st, 2010 | EVALUATION

Visitor Baseline study for Science on a Sphere at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The Sphere was installed in DMNS’ permanent space science gallery, Space Odyssey, in February 2010. Space Odyssey “Museum Galaxy Guides” (volunteer facilitators) were trained on Sphere operation and content in April 2010. The purpose of the Baseline Visitor Study was to establish a baseline of visitors’ length of stay, behavior, interactions, perceptions, and interest in the Sphere near the beginning of the grant period. These data and findings will serve a basis of comparison for future evaluations and studies to occur after enhanced development of Sphere facilities, peripherals, and programming. The appendix of this document includes an observation protocol, interview protocol, and visitor survey.



Team Members

Andrea Giron, Evaluator, Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Contributor


Funding Source: NASA

Related URLs

Methods of Increasing Awareness of Comparative Planetology and Climate Science with Science on a Sphere in Museum Settings


Audience: Evaluators | Families | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Climate | Education and learning science | Geoscience and geography | Space science | Technology
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Front-End | Interview Protocol | Observation Protocol | Research and Evaluation Instruments | Survey
Environment Type: Media and Technology | Planetarium and Science on a Sphere