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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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Fri May 01
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Leaping Little’s: Race and Relay
Tue May 05
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Marvelous Music
Wed May 06
10:30 AM-11:00 AM S is for Social Studies-Flags of the World
Thu May 07
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Mini da Vincis: M&M’s Paint
Fri May 08
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Leaping Little’s: Y is for Yoga
Tue May 12
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Baby Explorers: Finger Painting
Wed May 13
10:30 AM-11:00 AM H is for Health-Minute to Win It
Thu May 14
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Mini da Vincis: Creative Color Wheels
Fri May 15
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Leaping Little’s: Find and Rhyme
Tue May 19
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Baby Explorers: Rowdy Rollers
Wed May 20
10:30 AM-11:00 AM S is for Science-Walking Water
Thu May 21
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Mini da Vincis: Super Seeds
Tue May 26
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Baby Explorers: Super Senses
Wed May 27
10:30 AM-11:00 AM M is for Math-Bountiful Beads
Thu May 28
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Mini da Vincis: Paper Plate Crafts
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