Invisible Forces Exhibition: Using Evaluation to Improve an Exhibition

January 1st, 1993 | RESEARCH

This paper presents the methodology and findings of an evaluation of the "Invisible Forces" exhibition at the California Museum of Science and Industry. The exhibit was designed to convey specific concepts related to electricity and magnetism, capture visitor interest for durations of 15 minutes or more of continuous use, be self-contained and comprehensible without reference to other exhibits or extensive text, and appeal to a broad range of ages and backgrounds.



Team Members

John H Falk, Author, Science Learning, Inc.
Kenneth Phillips, Author, California Museum of Science and Industry
Jennifer Johnson Boxer, Author, California Museum of Science and Industry


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 1064-5578

Publication: Visitor Studies
Volume: 5
Number: 1
Page(s): 212


Audience: Evaluators | Families | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | Physics
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits