Family Learning Forum

A Project of the USS Constitution Museum

Most successful exhibitions are developed by an exhibit team that includes a range of expertise. The exhibit team as a whole must consider the visitor experience goals and the overall trajectory of the exhibition.

Curators and scholars articulate content goals and themes.

Educators share information about developmental stages and learning styles associated with different ages to help create age-appropriate elements.

Evaluators, as well as educators who work directly with the public, serve as audience advocates.

Exhibit designers consider space and flow while capturing the goals of the exhibit team in three-dimensional form.

Who’s missing? An exhibit team also needs candid response from the target audience. If the exhibit is designed for a family audience, then a family audience needs to be involved in the development and testing of the exhibit.