Date of Award

Spring 5-1-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

First Advisor

Robin Hummel

Abstract

This independent study includes family program survey research and planning processes completed during my Master of Science in Museum Education fieldwork at the Museum of Chinese in America in New York City in the spring of 2017. This information is compared to data gathered from surveys with ten other cultural and historical museums and with the Cool Culture community program. This study also includes a literature review of studies and theories concerning child development and family learning in museums. With information from all these resources assembled, analyses of strengths, challenges, and potential areas for growth are outlined for family programs at cultural and historical museums.

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