Museums are becoming age conscious. Like other institutions trying to catch up and engage with new technology, they’re figuring out how to adapt to large numbers of young patrons who expect a visit to the museum to be as personalized and self-curated as everything else in their digital-driven lives. According to our Museums Experience IndexSM report, visitors under 35 (Millennials and some Gen Z) visit a museum’s website or social media before going to the museum itself at a much higher rate than Boomers. And when they get there, they expect things like access to charging stations, AR/VR experiences woven into exhibits, and apps that reward their previsit research while enhancing their experience of the objects on display. In response, museums are striving to provide that multifaceted experience, while balancing the desires of many longtime museum-goers who enjoy a more reflective experience.