Museum of Discovery - Total Cumulative Participation
- Analysis of Performance
- Metric Definition
- Why Is This Important?
- City Organization Impact on Performance
- Benchmark Information
Analysis of Performance
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 Q2 target of 40,000 and cumulative year-to-date (YTD) participation is back above YTD target. It is not unusual for new Museums in their second year to see a slight decline in participatoin before leveling off to a more reliable pattern. Participation for the year is expected to meet the annual target.
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.
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.