|Power of Imperial Valley with test seating area and new video|
One of the constants in any museum exhibit is testing to see what visitors like and want in their museum. The original Down River video had an average visitor stay time of about 17.9 seconds. This increased when a seating area was installed in front of the video, but still remained low. Only about 7% of museum visitors stopped to watch the video for even that long. During the month we tested the Water video, many of our visitors stopped to watch it, and 18% watched the entire video (about 17 minutes)-high for an exhibit video. We are hoping to have an equally positive response to the new video in its new home as part of Power of the Land.
Over the next 6 months or so we'll be testing out seating arrangements, and other additions to the area, so visitors will still get to participate in changes and give their opinions on what works in the area.
We would like to personally thank everyone who came into the museum during the month we were showing the History of Water video for all of your positive feedback. If you haven't seen it yet, come check it out!