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Curious about the experience of your Museums for All visitors?

Be part of a national study to find out!

Thanksgiving Point Institute – in partnership with Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery and Regnier Family Wonderscope Children’s Museum – is conducting an IMLS-funded study to understand the influence of museum experiences on visitors who attend as part of an income-qualified admission program.

We are looking for 30 museums who participate in Museums For All to distribute a survey to their visitors.

As a host museum, you will be asked to:

  • Recruit Museums for All and general admission visitors to complete an online survey about the barriers, benefits, and influences of their visit to your museum. We will need 60 completed surveys from your museum: 30 from Museums for All visitors and 30 from general admission visitors.
  • Participate in a 60-90 minute focus group about the role of Museums for All in your museum’s IDEA practices.

As a host museum, you will receive:

  • The raw data of responses received from your visitors.
  • $450 stipend to support training staff and printing fliers to invite visitors to take the survey.

Click below for more details and how to participate:



This study will benefit museums participating in the Museums for All access program and is made possible by an IMLS NLG-M award, but it is not part of the Museums for All project administered by ACM and funded by IMLS.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s libraries and museums. We advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. IMLS envisions a nation where individuals and communities have access to museums and libraries to learn from and be inspired by the trusted information, ideas, and stories they contain about our diverse natural and cultural heritage. To learn more, visit