Why and How: You Can Create Memorable Experiences

Does your museum, nature center, zoo or visitor oriented space want more visitors? Do you want that visit to be memorable? How can your site become more well known? There’s

3+ Ways You Can Increase Visitation This Fall

Fall is here! So many people are thrilled with the changing of the seasons. The trees beckon with their vibrant blooms of color, the air becomes crisp, and fall migrations

Ask the Experts! What Are the Most Successful Exhibits?

Exhibits – they come in many shapes and sizes. Large exhibits, small exhibits, exhibits that “wow,” and exhibits that educate. But what exhibits are the most successful? We decided to

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

Who to Follow – The Top Ten Influencers in the Industry

Who are the top influencers in the world of museums, nature centers, and interpretive exhibit design? This question is almost impossible to answer – and that’s a good thing! There

These Tips Will Make You a Better Fundraiser

I’m going to share some key development and capital campaign tips I learned at a workshop at Camp McDowell, AL at the ANCA Summit.  Impressively, they raised over $7.5 Million

Five Exhibits You Might Be Wasting Your Money On

We often get asked by our clients, “What exhibits should we have in our space?” For many of them, this often boils down to “We have limited funds, so how should we best utilize them?” We feel the pressure that our clients are under, having such large and important stories to tell, but never quite having enough money to do all that they want.

Measure up! Are your exhibits successful?

How do you know that you are successful? It is an important question – and one that, unfortunately, many organizations never ask themselves. Yes, you have a great mission. Yes,

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

Experts  in the Field: Lessons from Tim Merriman

Established planner, leader, and interpretation veteran, Tim Merriman takes the time to share some of his career experience with us this week. You may know Tim from the several books