An Analysis of the Verbal and Postural Communications of Family Visitors at the Zoo

January 1st, 1990 | RESEARCH

This is a brief abstract of Steve R. Hage's Master's Thesis at the University of Minnesota. Hage conducted an ethnographic study of family groups at the Japanese Snow Monkey exhibit in the Minnesota Zoo. Hage confirmed prior research that concluded visitors appear to be more interested in viewing active, attractive animals than learning about the natural history of animals.



Team Members

Steve Hage, Author, University of Minnesota


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 0892-4996

Publication: Visitor Behavior
Volume: 5
Number: 1
Page(s): 7


Audience: Evaluators | Families | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | Life science
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Aquarium and Zoo Exhibits | Exhibitions