Families sought for research study at Children's Museum of NH




Families with pre-school aged children are invited to come play in the exhibits at the Children's Museum of NH for free if they agree to participate in a research study project.

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The Children's Museum of New Hampshire and the University of New Hampshire have teamed up for a research study called Project A.C.M.E. (Advancing Children's Museum Engagement). They are inviting interested families to come play in two of the museum's hands-on, interactive exhibits for free, with the aim of better understanding how caregivers and preschool-aged children interact and engage with the museum's exhibits. 

The first research study date has been scheduled for Friday, January 18 at 2 p.m. Participating families are invited to visit the museum free of charge, and will be asked to complete questionnaires as well as play together in two of the exhibits. Interactions in these exhibits will be recorded by research organizers from UNH's Department of Human Development and Family Studies. The study visit is expected to last about 1.5 hours and families are welcome to stay to play anywhere in the museum after the study. In appreciation for the time volunteer families will give to the research study, participating families will be given a $20 gift card at the completion of the visit.

"We're excited to partner with UNH researchers on this project," said Xanthi Gray, CMNH Education Director. "This kind of research into how children and parents respond to our exhibits gives us wonderful information that we can then use to make a family's visit to our museum that much more successful in the future."

The research study is looking for participants matching the following details: Children age 3 to 6 and their parent or legal guardian; Native speakers of English; and children without speech/language or developmental disorders.

Interested families are encouraged to contact UNH directly at Project.ACME@unh.edu or at 603-862-2159, and confirm their participation for a specific date and time. More research dates and times will be announced soon.

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