Boston Children's Museum

Log Number: MP-00-07-0034-07

The Boston Children's Museum will partner with the Chicago Children's Museum to incorporate family learning research into staff training. Building on audience research findings, the project will facilitate more effective learning environments for multigenerational families by strengthening the role of children's museum staff as resources for adult visitors. IMLS funding will support the development, testing, and implementation of standards of engagement and core curriculum modules targeted at program managers, educators, and front-line staff who have daily contact with visitors. Upon completion of training activities within the two museums, the final tools will be broadly disseminated through professional associations and workshops on family learning in practice at various national conferences.