Museum of Discovery - Total 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 estimates from the feasibility study completed as part of the capital project. Participation for Q3 exceeded expectations, but was lower than Q1 or Q2. Participation patterns and seasonal trends are beginning to develop in 2013, showing attendance may slow down at this indoor facility during the summer months and increased outdoor activities. 2013 will be the first full year of operation for the Museum and actual participation results will be used to adjust the quarterly targets for 2014.
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.