Pivoting in a Pandemic: An evaluation of the American Museum of Natural History educational programming during the COVID-19 pandemic-related closure

Theodore Roosevelt statue at the American Museum of Natural History behind plexiglass

This report examined the efforts of all nineteen programs across the education department of AMNH to move from in-person programming to remote, during the museum closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of the evaluation was to lay the groundwork for reflection and future work by gathering systematic data on our work in order to learn from the shifts and changes we made during this time. We also intended to examine any impacts on our audiences from the standpoint of participation, access and equity; and specifically, to understand how and to what degree our outreach to different audiences was sustained and any changes that might have occurred.