How can you make museum-visiting with kids a stress-free experience? Here's my quick guide to stress-free museum visits with kids - perfect for the school holidays! Museums can seem quite daunting places for families when you are unfamiliar with them. So, before you visit, do some planning to get the most out of your visit: 1. Do your research. In order to make your visit as stress-free an experience as possible, do spend a bit of time choosing your museum and doing your research. Ask your children where they want to go. Look online to check transport links, admission prices,
When we talk about engagement in the museum, we are often referring to engaging young people, teenagers, non-traditional museum-goers and school groups. However, museums are missing a trick if they are not creating meaningful programming for their adult audiences too. In Adult Museum Programs: Designing Meaningful Experiences, a survey is provided for why adults attend learning programmes - the answers reflect an overwhelming desire to attend for the joy of learning (79%). The same book also provides a useful summary of the important aspects of adult learning: Adults tend to learn best when new information builds on past knowledge and
Philip Yenawine (of VTS-fame) has a new book out called 'Visual Thinking Strategies: Using Art to Deepen Learning Across School Disciplines'. I've been REALLY looking forward to reading this. Just ordered my copy and hope it arrives soon!