The Visitor Studies Association (VSA) is a membership organization dedicated to understanding and enhancing learning experiences in informal settings through research, evaluation, and dialogue.

We help researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, organizational leaders, and funders advance the field of informal learning.

The Visitor Studies Association (VSA) stands in support of #BlackLivesMatter and strongly condemns the senseless acts of violence being perpetuated against the Black community. We condemn all acts of white supremacy, racism, fascism, and nationalist extremism, designed to threaten the very foundations of democracy, and commit to supporting a just, equitable, democratic society. It is our goal to promote informal learning centers as places of safety, hope, and peace for all by listening and responding to the voices of visitors and community members, including and especially people of color and marginalized communities. We support equity, inclusion, and racial justice in all of our communities and across the world.

Reimagining and Rebuilding:
Visitor Studies After a Year of Change

32nd Annual Visitor Studies Association Conference
July 13-15, 2021

VSA is going virtual in 2021! 
See the official announcement here