Redefining the Visitor Experience: The Interactive Experience Model

January 1st, 1992 | RESEARCH

This paper explains the Interactive Experience Model, which encompasses the actions that the visitor is engaged in during a museum visit. This model is useful for thinking about issues related to museum learning and provides a framework for understanding the totality of the museum experience--a socially, cognitively, kinesthetically, and aesthetically rich experience.



Team Members

Lynn Dierking, Author, National Museum of American History
John H Falk, Author, Science Learning, Inc.


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 1064-5578

Publication: Visitor Studies
Volume: 4
Number: 1
Page(s): 173


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