Plugged In

Volunteers contribute thousands of hours, plus a lot of heart

Friday, April 27, 2018
Posted by
Sarah Imholte
Thank you, volunteers!
If you've visited the Science Museum, you've interacted with one of our 750 remarkable volunteers. Their work makes the museum's signature brand of science learning possible. Thank you, volunteers, for your dedication to making the Science Museum great.

The Science Museum of Minnesota would not be the place you know and love without the tireless work of its volunteer community.

Volunteers don blue vests and greet school field trips; facilitate hands-on activities in the exhibit galleries; help catalog items in our collections vault; prepare specimens for study in our Paleontology Lab; work with our events team to plan and create activities for Social Science; guide hikes, perform tree-tapping demonstrations; and much, much more.  

In 2017, a team of 750 volunteers who range in age from 15 to 93 donated more than 56,000 hours of their time to make Science Museum programs possible.

Science Museum staff took some time out during Volunteer Appreciation Week to celebrate and thank volunteers for their dedication and commitment to helping people see themselves in science.

If you know someone who’s friendly, energetic, curious, and loves working with people, connect them to the Science Museum! Volunteer positions touch every area of the museum, from the lobby to the labs.  Find current volunteer opportunities at

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