Museum of Discovery - Total Cumulative Participation

Desired Result:  Above Target

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Analysis of Performance

FCMoD reopened to the public, with capacity restrictions in place, on July 14, 2020. Upon reopening, 5,222 community members visited the museum, approximately 20.2% of visitation for the previous period in 2019. During Q3’20, FCMoD offered 20 fee-based programs, and over 100 free virtual resources including live-streamed programs, at-home activities, and deep dives into ephemera from the Archive and Collections.

The Museum re-opened to the public on July 14, 2020 with limited and timed attendance. Visitation has been slow but steady and modifications to schedule will happen in the near future.

Metric Definition
The total number visits and participation at the Museum of Discovery.
Why Is This Important?
This metric provides an indication of the diversity and popularity of our cultural programs.  Offering a wide range of popular programs is a hallmark of successful operation.
City Organization Impact on Performance

High – Cultural Services directly influences this metric by developing and offering a diverse and wide-ranging variety of programs that appeal to the community. Participation numbers are also influenced through marketing and outreach. Cultural Services also directly influences the amount of programs offered at the Museum of Discovery by creating programs that interest the community on a variety of levels.

Benchmark Information
FCMoD is a unique blend of hands-on and artifact based experiences that feature scientific concepts and historical/cultural content. While we have not been able to identify museums with a similar blending of content to benchmark, we with continue to look for benchmarks within the museum community.