Front-End Analysis for a Traveling Exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History

January 1st, 1995 | RESEARCH

In this paper, Ruth S. Britt discusses front-end evaluation findings of the "In the Dark: Worlds without Light" traveling exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History. The exhibit aimed to show that humans are not well-adapted to the dark, and that this gives rise to discomfort, fear, avoidance, and lack of knowledge; to take some of the mystery out of dark environments by showing and talking about creatures of darkness, their adaptations to dark environments, and the processes which make life possible in unlighted worlds; and to show how dark environments are tied to the whole of life on Earth.



Team Members

Ruth Britt, Author, Cincinnati Museum of Natural History


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 1064-5578

Publication: Visitor Studies
Volume: 7
Number: 1
Page(s): 74


Audience: Adults | Evaluators | General Public | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Education and learning science | Life science | Social science and psychology
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits