For the Nature Lovers on your “Nice List”: 6 Gifts that Give Back

Don’t you just love a gift that keeps on giving? This holiday season, we’ve scoured the interwebs to bring you great gift ideas for naturalists of all ages—with a bonus

Free Museums? The Pros and Cons of Dollars at the Door

Should museums be free? The quick and easy answer is: ABSOLUTELY! Meaning that, if we all had our druthers, all museums would be free, forever and ever (…and so would

Interpretive Planning Wisdom from Nina Simon’s “The Art of Relevance”

Whether your workplace is a museum, park, nature center, zoo, cultural institution, exhibit design firm, or other: if you do interpretive planning, Nina Simon’s “The Art of Relevance” is worth

The Best of Betty: Advice You Need from TSI’s Longtime Leader

Many businesses seek to find a niche and own it, narrowing their focus to specialize in The Thing that they can do better, cheaper, or faster than their competition. But

Get Outta Here! How and Why to Make Outdoor Play a Priority

Although most everyone can benefit from regular doses of fresh air and natural wonder, kids in particular stand to gain a lot from routine outdoor play. And yet, it seems

Experts in the Field: Lessons from Greg Hunter

Continuing the theme, Great Outdoors Month, Taylor Studios brings you another expert in the field—this time, the literal one! Please stay tuned as we continue to talk with interpreters, educators, scientists, resource officers

Can Your Community Plan to Make Better Use of Parks?

Nearly all contemporary community plans emphasize green space and natural areas, including local parks. How can your community plan to get the most bang for their buck with parks? Take

How to Make Anticipation Work For Your Museum

We know that variety can help keep visitors engaged. Can the sheer anticipation of variety do the same?   Recent research by a group of marketing professors might provide some

How to Engage Visitors with Multi-Sensory Exhibits

For many nature centers around the country, spring is peak season. Abundant wildlife, beautiful blooms, (finally!) fair temperatures, and blue, sunny skies show off your site in its best possible

How to Create New Revenue Streams for Your Cultural Site – Part Two

Your organization’s financial needs are ongoing—even when resources are limited. Public funding can be fickle, here one day and gone the next. And you can only ask your loyal donor