In the course of our school year, the kids and I have visited quite a few museums. I've noticed that some are just a vast wash of white people and some attract a great mix of races. I wonder what it is about them that draws certain people. Is it the subject, the advertising, the hours, the outreach programs?
Here's my current classifications:
The "mixed" ones
Odyssey Maritime Discovery Center aka Maritime Museum
Seattle Bug Safari
Northwest African American Museum
The "white" ones
Pacific Science Center
Museum of Flight
Woodland Park Zoo
Seattle Police Museum
Ones we've not seen or it's been ages
Wing Luke Museum
Frye Art Museum
Science Fiction Museum
What do you think about the idea of grouping museums this way? Do you notice the same attendance on racial lines? Would you put the museums in the same groups as I do? Any favorites that I missed?