Exploratorium Museum Professional Series

  • Group Inquiry at Science Museum Exhibits: Getting Visitors to Ask Juicy Questions book cover

    Group Inquiry at Science Museum Exhibits

    Getting Visitors to Ask Juicy Questions

    By Joshua P Gutwill, Sue Allen

    This brief volume describes an innovative activity that can be used by museum professionals to foster two key inquiry skills—asking a good question and articulating discoveries. A hybrid between a research report and a how-to manual, it describes the development, evaluation, and results of Juicy…

    Paperback – 2018-01-03
    Routledge
    Exploratorium Museum Professional Series

  • Are We There Yet?: Conversations about Best Practices in Science Museum Exhibits book cover

    Are We There Yet?

    Conversations about Best Practices in Science Museum Exhibits

    Edited by Kathleen McLean, Catherine McEver

    What goes into planning a successful exhibition, and how do we know one when we see it? This book gathers the thinking of leading exhibition professionals in a point-counterpoint format that grew out of an invitational conference at the Exploratorium. Featured are descriptions of "Twelve Noteworthy…

    Pack - Book & CD – 2007-12-15
    Routledge
    Exploratorium Museum Professional Series

  • Finding Significance book cover

    Finding Significance

    By Sue Allen

    This book describes an National Science Foundation–funded project to explore the effects of incorporating inquiry- and narrative-based video clips into interactive science museum exhibits in order to make them more personally meaningful for visitors. It covers creating the videos and evaluating…

    Pack - Book & DVD – 2007-12-15
    Routledge
    Exploratorium Museum Professional Series

  • Fostering Active Prolonged Engagement: The Art of Creating APE Exhibits book cover

    Fostering Active Prolonged Engagement

    The Art of Creating APE Exhibits

    Edited by Thomas Humphrey, Joshua P Gutwill

    A must for exhibit developers, researchers, educators, and other museum professionals looking for ways to engage visitors more deeply with interactive science exhibits, this book documents the exploration and findings of the Exploratorium’s Active Prolonged Engagement project, funded by the…

    Paperback – 2005-01-01
    Routledge
    Exploratorium Museum Professional Series