December 3, 2020

This week for Thankful Thursday, we want to thank everyone involved with Visitor Studies, the peer-reviewed research journal of the Visitor Studies Association, including:

  • Editors Kevin Crowley and Karen Knutson
  • The Editorial Board
  • Reviewers
  • Contributors
  • and, of course, our readers!

Appearing biannually, Visitor Studies publishes high-quality articles, focusing on visitor research, visitor studies, evaluation studies, and research methodologies. The Journal also covers subjects related to museums and out-of-school learning environments, such as zoos, nature centers, visitor centers, historic sites, parks and other informal learning settings.

Your support of the VSA’s year-end giving campaign allows us to continue providing this quality content to our members and others in the visitor studies field.


Here are some ways you can support us during our giving campaign:

  • Donate directly at our website.

  • Make a voluntary donation when registering for web chats.

  • If you’re shopping on Amazon, visit smile.amazon.com and designate the Visitor Studies Association as your chosen charity. Each time you shop using the smile.amazon.com portal or by enabling it on the app, Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to VSA.

  • Renew your membership, become a member if you aren’t one yet and encourage your colleagues to join.


Your gift will allow us to continue providing our members with these valuable benefits:

  • High-quality professional development for practitioners at all levels through our year-round online learning experiences.

  • Annual conferences that build knowledge, skills and organizational capacity. We are currently planning a robust virtual conference to be held in July 2021.

  • Student scholarships that enable emerging professionals the opportunity to participate in VSA’s annual conference.

  • Support for the Visitor Studies journal, which advances the theory and methods of our field.

  • VSA's Focused Interest Groups.

  • The VSA Listserv as an opportunity to communicate and connect with colleagues.

On this Thankful Thursday and every day, we thank you for your support!