Labels for Open-ended Exhibits: Using Questions and Suggestions to Motivate Physical Activity

January 1st, 2006 | RESEARCH

This paper reports findings from a study at the Exploratorium of a single physics exhibit that compared three labels and assessed visitors' attitudes and behavior. Based on interviews with 60 visitors, evaluators found a preference for labels containing both questions and suggestions, but that this type of phrasing may not always affect visitor behavior.


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Team Members

Josh Gutwill, Author, Exploratorium


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 1064-5578

Publication: Visitor Studies Today
Volume: 9
Number: 1
Page(s): 1


Funding Source: NSF
Award Number: 0087844

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Going APE: Fostering Active Prolonged Engagement at Science Museum Exhibits


Audience: Adults | Evaluators | Families | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Education and learning science | Physics
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits