Zoo Visitor Behavior at an African Ape Exhibit

January 1st, 2005 | RESEARCH

This paper discusses a study that tracked the behavior of 350 visitors to the Lester E. Fisher Great Ape House at Lincoln Park Zoo over a 12-month period. Findings relate to visit durations, including children vs. adults as well as visitors' responses to interpretive graphics. This data adds to the growing literature on visitor behavior in zoological parks and have helped to guide several aspects of exhibit design for Lincoln Park Zoo's new ape facility.


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Team Members

Stephen R. Ross, Author, Lincoln Park Zoo
Kristen Lukas, Author, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo


Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 1064-5578

Publication: Visitor Studies Today
Volume: 8
Number: 1
Page(s): 4

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Audience: Adults | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Evaluators | Families | General Public | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Education and learning science | Life science
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Aquarium and Zoo Exhibits | Exhibitions