MUSEUMS – what do you really know about how they operate??? I recently found this information on the net and find it VERY INTERESTING—if you wonder WHY we seem to constantly be asking for donations….this will open your eyes!
Did you know:
*Museums in the U.S. spend $5.7 billion dollars a year serving the public.
*There are 2.3 million museum visits happening each day here in the U.S., totalling over 600 million visits per year.
*Museums provide more than 18 million hours a year in educational programming.
*Museums across the U.S. serve as centers of learning, as civic institutions, as protectors of our heritage, and as key partners in travel and tourism.
*On average, museums earn a total of only $6 per visitor from all revenue sources combined (admission, museum shops, restaurants, etc.). However the average cost of serving each visitor is $23!