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Timing and Tracking: Unlocking Visitor Behavior
ABSTRACT There is a long history of observing visitors in museums, with the majority of the systematic observational work being done in the past 20 years or so. This article reviews the history ofExpand
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Using Identity‐Related Visit Motivations as a Tool for Understanding Adult Zoo and Aquarium Visitors' Meaning‐Making
Abstract  Considerable time and effort have been invested in understanding the motivations of museum visitors. Many investigators have sought to describe why people visit museums, resulting in aExpand
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Ada and Grace: Toward Realistic and Engaging Virtual Museum Guides
To increase the interest and engagement of middle school students in science and technology, the InterFaces project has created virtual museum guides that are in use at the Museum of Science, Boston. Expand
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Critique of a Critique: Do Zoos and Aquariums Promote Attitude Change in Visitors?
Marino et al. (2010) recently published a critique of a three-year National Science Foundation—funded investigation of the impact of zoo and aquarium visits on the public’s understanding of animalsExpand
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Virtual Museum Guides demonstration
The Virtual Museum Guides [1] are two virtual humans set in an exhibit at the Museum of Science, Boston, designed to promote interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Expand
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A Review of “Life Stages of the Museum Visitor: Building Engagement over a Lifetime”
In Life Stages of the Museum Visitor: Building Engagement over a Lifetime, authors Wilkening and Chung describe characteristics of various life stages of specific segments of museum visitors. TheyExpand