Education & Interpretation
Spaces for early learners in museums provide critical access points for parents, caregivers, and the children they care for to connect with a museum and its collections at an early age. Building a strong family audience is key for museums to build strong relationships with communities and become essential parts of people’s lives. Hear how an art museum and a natural history museum created experiences to empower caregivers and build the comfort level needed for return visitation. Additionally, gain insight on how evaluation and research can support museums in their efforts to develop family audiences, champion families as institutional partners, and create successful learning experiences for children and their caregivers.