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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 Aug 01
Win a week of half-day camp! - 08:30 AM
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Leaping Little's: Carnival Mania
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad
Sat Aug 02
11:00 AM-12:00 AM Super Saturday: Fair Kingdom
12:30 AM-2:00 PM Imagination Station: Feed the Birds
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad Discover: Shark Weekend
Sun Aug 03
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad Discovery: Shark Weekend
Mon Aug 04
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad
Tue Aug 05
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Baby Exploreres: Let it Roll
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad
Wed Aug 06
10:30 AM-11:00 AM SMASH Club: S is for Science- Bouncy Balls
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad
Thu Aug 07
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Mini Da Vinci’s: Racing Rockets
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad
Fri Aug 08
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Leaping Little's: Going Scootin'
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad
6:00 PM-10:00 PM Parent's Night Out
Sat Aug 09
11:00 AM-12:00 AM Super Saturday: Personal Pinatas
12:30 AM-2:00 PM Imagination Station: Paper Folding
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad Discovery: 3D Designs
Sun Aug 10
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad Discovery: 3D Designs
Mon Aug 11
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad
Tue Aug 12
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Baby Explorers: Sensory Bags
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad
Wed Aug 13
10:30 AM-11:00 AM SMASH Club: M is for Math-Neat Numbers
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad
Thu Aug 14
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Mini Da Vinci’s: Bird Watching
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad
Fri Aug 15
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Leaping Little's: Museum Scavenger Hunt
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad
Sat Aug 16
11:00 AM-12:00 AM Super Saturday: Summer Sandcastles
11:00 AM-12:00 AM Imagination Station: Faux Stained Glass
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad Discovery: Barnyard Babies
Sun Aug 17
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad Discovery: Barnyard Babies
Mon Aug 18
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad
Tue Aug 19
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Baby Explorers: Water Painting
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad
Wed Aug 20
10:30 AM-11:00 AM SMASH Club: A is for Art-Garden Rock Creatures
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad
Thu Aug 21
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Mini Da Vinci’s: Groovy Guitars
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad
Fri Aug 22
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Leaping Little's: Sports Galore
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad
6:00 PM-10:00 PM Parent's Night Out
Sat Aug 23
11:00 AM-12:00 AM Super Saturday: Build-A-Clock
12:30 AM-2:00 PM Imagination Station: Erupting Kool-Aid Paint
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad Discovery: Popsicle Stick Puzzles
Sun Aug 24
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad Discovery: Popsicle Stick Puzzles
Mon Aug 25
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad
Tue Aug 26
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Baby Exploreres: Spaghetti Play
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad
Wed Aug 27
10:30 AM-11:00 AM SMASH Club: S is for Social Studies-Landforms
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad
Thu Aug 28
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Mini Da Vinci’s: Painting with Cookie Cutters
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad
Fri Aug 29
10:30 AM-11:00 AM Leaping Little's: Catch the Movement Fever
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad
Sat Aug 30
11:00 AM-12:00 AM Super Saturday: Jello Playdough
12:30 AM-2:00 PM Imagination Station: Sidewalk Chalk
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad Discovery: Incred-a-dough
Sun Aug 31
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad Discovery: Incred-a-dough
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