|From NPR story on the Pacific Science Center’sdedicated hours for families with ASD
photo credit: Jennifer Wing, KPLU
|Infant and Toddler Playspace at the
Children’s Museum of the Low Country
And remember–if there’s an unmet demand, , outside your open hours, for the kind of experience your museum provides; or if people want a kind of experience inside your museum that you aren’t providing, some other business may well step in to fill that need and snatch that potential market out from under you. You might decide to pass on these opportunities (maybe they lie to far outside your mission. Maybe you’d rather partner with these entrepreneurs than compete), but it should be a conscious, considered choice. Don’t miss the chance to make your museum accessible to people when they need you, how they need you, just because it takes you outside your cultural comfort zone.