Museum Teen Summit Goals: 
  • Build a community of teens interested in museums. 
  • Help museums promote events and programs. 
  • Share what we know about the role of teens in museums. 


...for teens:
  • Meet other museum-involved teens from across the city. 
  • Learn about other museum programs and career possibilities in museum education. 
  • Develop college-level research skills (with an emphasis on arts-based research). 
  • Cultivate leadership skills (teamwork, public presentations, strategic planning, etc.). 
  • Set an agenda for adults working to design programs for teens in museums.

...for museums:

  • Share information about programs with other teens (i.e. free outreach). 
  • Gain a teen perspective on current programming strengths and weaknesses via youth-led program evaluations. 
  • Be a part of a youth-created “document” that can be used to advocate for teen programs within your institution and beyond. 
  • Contribute to growing body of knowledge around effective practices for youth programming in museum education.