All Access Pass

Open up the world of informal learning resources to Chicago youth

This project is designed to help open up the world of informal learning to Chicago youth by engaging them in online and in-person challenges that guide them through the city and giving them free access to cultural institutions.

Lead Organization:
Adler Planetarium

Partner Organizations:
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum , Chicago Botanic Garden , Intuit , National Veterans Art Museum , Art Institute of Chicago , DePaul University | Digital Youth Network

Project Goal:
Partners will develop a pathway that enables high school students to visit museums and other city institutions for free and reimagine how they might use museums. Partners will collaborate to design specific pathway activities, and youth will be challenged to complete an initial activity and earn access to an organization. Each partner will have on-site activities that can be completed while at the location that connects the teen to learning within that space, builds comfort in the museum space, and encourages the use of digital media to share their experience with friends, parents, and teachers.

With this project, partners hope to learn:
1) Whether eliminating admission fee barriers increase the comfort and interest levels for you to visit museums
2) What are common organizational impacts and benefits for granting free admission to Chicago youth

At the conclusion of the project, partners will share guidelines and best practices for implementing All Access Pass pathways with a broad range of museums and in other cities.

Project Tags:
2015 Round 1 RFP, Ultimate Onramps

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