Children's Museum of Tacoma

Log Number: MG-80-19-0029-19

The Children's Museum of Tacoma will develop and disseminate an evaluation tool that enables museums to measure the impact their programming on military families. The museum will work with a variety of partner organizations, including FRIENDS National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention, the University of Kansas Center for Public Partnerships and Research, and the Army Analytics Group, to adapt two existing frameworks for use by museums. The project partners will test iterations of the tool, which will be informed by focus groups with military families. The museum will disseminate project resources to support the evaluation of programming tailored for military families by launching a web page with explanatory information, downloadable content, and a recorded webinar. The museum and its project partners will share project results through presentations at national conferences.