Museum Facts


Exhibition preview of A Photo Album of Ireland

Museums contribute to all aspects of society

As federal funding for the arts and humanities is in question, it’s a great time to learn more about the importance of museums and cultural institutions. Explore these tools from the American Alliance of Museums, a nonprofit group serving museums across the country.

Did you know that more Americans visit museums each year than theme parks and sporting events combined? Learn even more, including economic impact, total visitor numbers, and the many connections between museums and tourism revenue.

State by State Snapshots of Federal Support for Museums (2014–2016)

Advocacy Materials Resource List

Museum Facts