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Museum of Discovery - Total Cumulative Participation

Desired Result: Above Target

Analysis of Performance

Note: Targets were not determined until Q4 of 2012 when the Museum of Discovery first opened.

Target participation for the new Fort Collins Museum of Discovery is based on 2013, as the first full year of operation. Participation was above the Q3 target of 25,000, partially due to the opening of the FC150 exhibition in the Woodward Special Exhibits Gallery. Participation for the year is expected to meet the annual target.

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.