The purpose of this study is to explore visitors' learning needs from visiting museum exhibitions and satisfaction for their museum visits in the real and virtual NCKU museums. A real exhibition, called Ancient Locks, is represented in an online game, Second Life. Two groups of visitors, a total 50 students viewed, by invitation, the exhibition either on-site or online, and then they completed a survey regarding their needs and satisfaction for their museum visits. As a result, a significant difference in the participants' responses to levels of satisfaction (F = 25.089, p > .001) appeared. The study also explored visitors' differing learning needs. Conclusions and discussions are included at the end of this study.