Getting a Sense for the Place: Visitor Use of and Reaction to the Underwater Dome Exhibit

Date: 
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Resource Type:
Summative | Research and Evaluation Instruments | Survey | Interview Protocol | Observation Protocol | Evaluation Reports
Environment Type: 
Exhibitions, Aquarium and Zoo Exhibits
Audience: 
General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators
Discipline: 
Ecology, forestry, and agriculture | Education and learning science | General STEM | Life science
Organization:
Seattle Aquarium, University of Washington
Description: 

This report details a nine-month summative evaluation of the Underwater Dome Exhibit at the Seattle Aquarium. The study was undertaken to inform the Aquarium's development of short- term, cost-effective updates to improve visitor satisfaction and experience in the dome. The study sought to develop a baseline understanding of how visitors use and react to the exhibit, as well as to determine whether or not visitors understand that the dome represents the Puget Sound. Data was collected using observational and survey instruments (included in the appendix of this report).

Team Members

Andrea MichelbachCo-Principal Investigator
Hal KramerHal KramerCo-Principal Investigator

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