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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 Apr 01
10:30 AM-11:15 AM Baby Explorers - Sensory Play
1:00 PM-3:00 PM Imagination Station - April Fools Clownin'
Wed Apr 02
10:30 AM-11:30 AM S.M.A.S.H. Club - Masking Tape Art
1:00 PM-3:00 PM Imagination Station - Lexington Philharmonic Petting Zoo
Thu Apr 03
10:30 AM-11:15 AM Mini da Vincis - Let's Go Fly a Kite
11:00 AM-12:00 AM Imagination Station - Future Vet Program
1:00 PM-3:00 PM Imagination Station - It's Raining Cats and Dogs!
Fri Apr 04
1:00 PM-3:00 PM Imagination Station - Balloon Dance Party
Sat Apr 05
11:00 AM-12:00 AM Super Saturday - Speed-Art
12:30 AM-2:00 PM Imagination Station - Straw Blowers
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad Discovery - Sensory Painting
Sun Apr 06
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad Discovery - Sensory Painting
Tue Apr 08
10:30 AM-11:15 AM Baby Explorers - Beautiful Beading
Wed Apr 09
10:30 AM-11:30 AM S.M.A.S.H. Club - Where in the World?
Thu Apr 10
10:30 AM-11:15 AM Mini da Vincis - Dot Art
Fri Apr 11
6:00 PM-10:00 PM Parent's Night Out
Sat Apr 12
11:00 AM-12:00 AM Super Saturday - Pickin' Pellets
12:30 AM-2:00 PM Imagination Station - Pinwheel Play
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad Discovery - Homemade Paint
Sun Apr 13
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad Discovery - Homemade Paint
Tue Apr 15
10:30 AM-11:15 AM Baby Explorers - Alphabet Book
Wed Apr 16
10:30 AM-11:30 AM S.M.A.S.H. Club - Sensational Skeletal System
Thu Apr 17
10:30 AM-11:15 AM Mini da Vincis - Bongo Drums
Sat Apr 19
11:00 AM-12:00 AM Super Saturday - Oil Spill
12:30 AM-2:00 PM Imagination Station - Floam!
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad Discovery - Almost Earth Day
Sun Apr 20
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad Discovery - Almost Earth Day
Tue Apr 22
10:30 AM-11:15 AM Baby Explorers - Tissue Box Play
Wed Apr 23
10:30 AM-11:30 AM S.M.A.S.H. Club - Sink or Float
Thu Apr 24
10:30 AM-11:15 AM Mini da Vincis - Michelangelo
Fri Apr 25
6:00 PM-10:00 PM Parent's Night Out
Sat Apr 26
11:00 AM-12:00 AM Super Saturday - Paper Making
12:30 AM-2:00 PM Imagination Station - Memory Match Up
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad Discovery - Message In A Bottle
Sun Apr 27
1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sketch Pad Discovery - Message In A Bottle
Tue Apr 29
10:30 AM-11:15 AM Baby Explorers - Hot or Cold
Wed Apr 30
10:30 AM-11:30 AM S.M.A.S.H. Club - Race to Ten
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