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Join us in inspiring future generations of innovators and explorers!

volunteerWhether they're bringing science to life through activities and experiments, or welcoming hundreds of students and chaperones during school visits, our 1,400 volunteers at the Science Museum of Minnesota are essential to our success. Volunteers range in age from 13 to 93 and bring their curiosity, lifelong learning and desire to teach and invest in future generations to all facets of the museum. Volunteers staff the information booth, work behind the scenes, organize special events, greet school groups and provide interpretive services in exhibit halls. Join us!

Trainings are required and provided for all volunteers. The minimum commitment is one four-hour shift every other weekend or one four-hour shift on a weekday.

In return for a generous donation of your time, the Science Museum of Minnesota gives back! Benefits include:

  • Tickets to the Omnitheater and exhibit galleries
  • 20% discount at the museum store
  • Free parking during volunteer shifts
  • Free or reduced rates to enrichment workshops and lectures
  • Discounts to hundreds of entertainment and business venues nationwide
  • Environment of fun, curiosity and lifelong-learning
  • Supporting one of the finest science museums in the nation

Current volunteer opportunities and descriptions.

volunteerFor additional information, contact the volunteer department at (651) 221-2583. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about volunteering at the Science Museum of Minnesota!