Case Study: Museum Cafes: Integrating Food, Money, and Mission

Forces of Change
Start Day and Time
Sunday May 7 2:30-3 p.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
261 America's Center
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry will share a case study on using its eatery as a platform for delivering mission-driven, revenue-generating programs. This session will explore the intersection of third party food service providers, educational content, and the museum field's need to generate revenue. Learn how considering both mission and revenue goals impact staff beliefs and explore how a relationship with a museum's food service providers evolved to integrate educational content more holistically into the eatery's offerings.
Learner Outcome
  1. Attendees will implement practical tools for integrating mission driven, revenue generating programs in a unique museum space in their own context.
  2. Attendees will learn how museums can expand relationships with their food service provider to meet mission and revenue goals.
  3. Attendees will identify strategies for utilizing unique spaces to engage diverse audiences through mission driven, revenue generating programs.
Andrew Haight
Director of Engagement
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Andrew Haight is the Director of Guest Engagement for OMSI. Working in informal science education his whole career, Mr. Haight has combined his enthusiasm for learning with interests in business development to seek out sustainable programming models. Mr. Haight completed his Masters in Museum Education Leadership from Bank Street College.