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Volunteer at Explorium

Volunteers make the world go round! At least at the Explorium they do. Here are a few of the volunteer opportunities that are always available at the Museum. If you have a special talent that you would like to share with us, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, (859) 258-3253 or email brotherton@explorium.com

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Clean Sweep Mondays

Mondays 10:00am - 4:30pm

Clean Sweep Mondays are essential to providing a safe and clean environment for the children of the Explorium.  We will clean, repair, organize and construct various exhibits for daily operations and upcoming events.

Gallery Docent

Tuesday-Friday, one day per week 10:00am-1:00pm
Assist school groups and direct children's activities in the galleries. Show visitors hands-on demonstrations and supervise interaction with exhibits

Birthday Buddy

Saturdays & Sundays
Help make a child's birthday extra-special! Assist with party activities, help prepare the birthday room, greet guests, celebrate and have fun!

Special Events

Various dates & times (generally evenings/weekends)
Join our core volunteers who help throughout the year with special events like Museum Go Round, Bugz All Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Dental Health Week. Volunteers are needed to help with craft activities and greet members and guests.

Sketch Pad

Tuesday - Friday 1:00pm - 5:00pm

The Sketch Pad is a studio space designed for children to explore various art materials while expressing themselves through visual arts.  Volunteers will be assisting with Programming Coordinator, helping re-stock supplies, clean, and assist children in project creation if needed.

Sketch Pad Discovery

Saturday & Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm

The Sketch Pad is a studio space designed for children to explore various art materials while expressing themselves through the visual arts.  Themes and projects will vary each weekend. Volunteers will be assisting with Programming Coordinator, helping re-stock supplies, clean, and assist children in project creation if needed.

Imagination Station

Saturdays 13:30pm - 2:00pm

The Imagination Station is a specific drop-in demonstration hour where children are encouraged to explore the world around them.  From Science to cult, children are engaged in asking questions, and testing theories.  Volunteers will be assisting in prepping, cleaning, and engaging children in exploring the daily project.  This may include asking presenter instructions to help children explore options, and assist in demonstrations if needed.

Baby Explorers

Tuesdays 10:30am - 11:15am

Baby Explorers is for children 9 months to 2 years of age.  This program is designed to help little ones develop basic knowledge and experience to assist them in the growth in the presence of their caregivers.  We focus on colors, shapes, letters, manners, and other simple, but important elements in development!  Volunteers will assist in engaging infants in stories and activities, to assist programmer in prepping supplies, organizing supplies, or distributing supplies to participants

Mini da Vincis

Thursdays 10:30am - 11:30am

Mini da Vincis is an art experience specific to ages 2 to 4 years.  This program is designed to help little ones to recognize the role of art in the world, while allowing them to express themselves in the arts.  Volunteers will assist in engaging children, help prep supplies, distribute supplies, clean, and organize.

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Thu Oct 02
6:57 PM-6:57 PM event.2014-10-02.2408407218
Fri Oct 03
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Leapin' Littles: Museum Walk
6:00 PM-10:00 PM Parent's Night Out
Sat Oct 04
11:00 AM-12:00 AM Super Saturdays: Racin' Machine
12:30 AM-2:00 PM Imagination Station: And They're Off
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad Discovery: Horsin' Around
Sun Oct 05
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad Discovery: Horsing' Around
Tue Oct 07
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Baby Explorers: Cloud Dough
Wed Oct 08
10:30 AM-11:00 AM SMASH Club: S is for Social Studies - Kentucky History Trivia
Thu Oct 09
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Mini da Vincis: Marshmallow Art
Fri Oct 10
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Leapin' Littles: Puzzle Hunt
Sat Oct 11
11:00 AM-12:00 AM Super Saturdays: Pumpkin Carving Workshop
12:30 AM-2:00 PM Imagination Station: Tricky Optics
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad Discovery: Shadow Puppets
Sun Oct 12
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad Discovery: Shadow Puppets
Tue Oct 14
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Baby Explorers: Racin' Away
Wed Oct 15
10:30 AM-11:00 AM SMASH Club: H is for Health - Food Dominoes
Thu Oct 16
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Mini Da Vincis: Take My Picture
Fri Oct 17
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Leapin' Littles: Marvelous Music
6:00 PM-10:00 PM Parent's Night Out
Sat Oct 18
10:00 AM-4:00 PM Museum Go Round
11:00 AM-12:00 AM Super Saturdays: Pendulum Painting
12:30 AM-2:00 PM Imagination Station: Painting with Tape
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad Discovery: Glowin' Goons
Sun Oct 19
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad Discovery: Glowin' Goons
Tue Oct 21
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Baby Explorers: Cool Whip Painting
Wed Oct 22
10:30 AM-11:00 AM SMASH Club: S is for Science - Magnet Science
Thu Oct 23
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Mini Da Vincis: Bouncy Ball Painting
Fri Oct 24
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Leapin' Littles: Ribbon Rings
Sat Oct 25
10:00 AM-4:00 PM BooSeum
11:00 AM-12:00 AM Super Saturdays: Dry Ice
12:30 AM-2:00 PM Imagination Station: Halloween Scavenger Hunt
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad Discovery: Ghoulish Good Time
Sun Oct 26
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Ghoulish Good Time
Tue Oct 28
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Baby Explorers: Balloon Party
Wed Oct 29
10:30 AM-11:00 AM SMASH Club: M is for Math - Monster Math
Thu Oct 30
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Mini Da Vincis: Leaves of Fall
Fri Oct 31
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Leapin' Littles: Musical Chairs
6:00 PM-10:00 PM Parent's Night Out
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