The adult program is for anyone who is a high school graduate. Our adult volunteers work in three departments, lead and assist programs, help out behind the scenes, and act as friendly Wayfinders. For more details on scheduling, duties, and responsibilities, please click the link for the corresponding opportunity in the application.
Astronomy Volunteers in the Hall of the Universe work alongside the astronomy staff to enrich the experience of the visitors in the exhibit and planetarium. Volunteers assist and lead activities to educate, engage, and entertain visitors about the Hall of the Universe. They may also receive training to assist with the daily programmed shows inside the Caryl D. Philips Space Theater. Some behind the scenes work may also come up as you learn about and help prepare telescopes or other program materials.
Public Program Volunteers work along staff and other volunteers to bring educational and engaging activities to museum visitors of all ages through our daily public programs. Whether it is science or history volunteers offer additional fun learning opportunities around the museum. Volunteers also act a friendly and knowledgeable Wayfinders who can be found at the Information Desk or in one of our many exhibits. Wayfinders are ready to answer questions, provide directions, and help guide patrons during their visit.
Summer Education Program:
Tidal Pool Volunteers run our Tidal Pool display that provides visitors with an up-close experience with some aquatic life here at the museum. Volunteers invite guests to meet, observe, and learn about the sea stars and their home here at the museum. They also receive training to handle and bring out an animal friend for a Keeper Talk program. Volunteers will also learn the basics of animal care as they work alongside and assist staff behind the scenes in and around the zoo.