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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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Tue Jul 01
10:30 AM-11:15 AM Tuesday, July 1st: Baby Explorers Marble Painting
Wed Jul 02
10:30 AM-11:15 AM SMASH Club S is for Science-Which will erupt?
Thu Jul 03
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Mini Da Vinci’s Firework Art
Fri Jul 04
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Leaping Little’s Summer Movement Jars
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Discovery Let Freedom Ring
Sat Jul 05
11:00 AM-12:00 AM Super Saturdays Firework Tie Dye
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Discovery Let Freedom Ring
Sun Jul 06
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Discovery Let Freedom Ring
Tue Jul 08
10:30 AM-11:15 AM Baby Explorers Sand Play
Wed Jul 09
10:30 AM-11:15 AM SMASH Club M is for Math-Marshmallow Shooters
Thu Jul 10
10:30 AM-11:30 AM Mini Da Vinci’s Painting with Walnuts
2:30 PM - Win a week of half-day camp!
Fri Jul 11
Win a week of half-day camp!
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Leaping Little’s Feed the Monsters
6:00 PM-10:00 PM Parent's Night Out
Sat Jul 12
Win a week of half-day camp!
11:00 AM-12:00 AM Super Saturdays Rad Reactions with Charlotte Ray!
12:30 AM-2:00 PM Imagination Station Bubble Wrap Printing
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Discovery Scratch Paper Art
Sun Jul 13
Win a week of half-day camp!
1:00 PM-5:10 PM Sketch Pad Discovery Scratch Paper Art
8:05 PM-8:05 PM Discovery Scratch Paper Art
Mon Jul 14
Win a week of half-day camp!
Tue Jul 15
Win a week of half-day camp!
10:30 AM-11:15 AM Baby Explorers Movement Boards
Wed Jul 16
Win a week of half-day camp!
10:30 AM-11:15 AM SMASH Club A is for Art-Tulips Painting
Thu Jul 17
Win a week of half-day camp!
10:30 AM-11:30 AM Mini Da Vinci’s Flower Planters
Fri Jul 18
Win a week of half-day camp!
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Leaping Little’s Marvelous Music
Sat Jul 19
Win a week of half-day camp!
11:00 AM-12:00 AM Super Saturdays Create-A-Kite
12:30 AM-2:00 PM Imagination Station Crazy Colorful Foam
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad Discovery Adventures in Space
Sun Jul 20
Win a week of half-day camp!
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad Discovery Adventures in Space
Mon Jul 21
Win a week of half-day camp!
Tue Jul 22
Win a week of half-day camp!
10:30 AM-11:15 AM Baby Explorers Egg Scoop
Wed Jul 23
Win a week of half-day camp!
10:30 AM-11:15 AM SMASH Club S is for Social Studies-Past vs. Present
Thu Jul 24
Win a week of half-day camp!
10:30 AM-11:30 AM Mini Da Vinci’s Four Seasons Handprints
Fri Jul 25
Win a week of half-day camp!
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Leaping Little’s Puzzle Hunt
6:00 PM-10:00 PM Parent's Night Out
Sat Jul 26
Win a week of half-day camp!
12:30 AM-2:00 PM Imagination Station Sand Slime
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad Discovery Wooly Bully
Sun Jul 27
Win a week of half-day camp!
01:00 AM-05:00 AM Sketch Pad Discovery Wooly Bully
Mon Jul 28
Win a week of half-day camp!
Tue Jul 29
Win a week of half-day camp!
10:30 AM-11:15 AM Baby Explorers Dance Party
Wed Jul 30
Win a week of half-day camp!
10:30 AM-11:15 AM SMASH Club H is for Health-Ready, Set, Relay
Thu Jul 31
Win a week of half-day camp! - 08:30 AM
10:30 AM-11:30 AM Mini Da Vinci’s Sensational Seeds
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