Volunteer with Q?rius jr.: a discovery room!

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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Q?rius jr.: a discovery roomSmithsonian's National Museum of Natural History10th & Constitution Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20560



Must be 18 or older

Must attend a 3 hour orientation session

Must attend 2 day training on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24

1 year for 8 hours per month or 12 weeks


Shifts are 9:45 am-1:45 pm and 1:15-5:15 pm Tuesday-Saturday (Closed Sunday and Monday)

September -June there are no 9:45am-1:45 pm shifts Tuesday-Friday (reserved for school programs)


Are you interested in science and anthropology? Do you like working with children and families? The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is looking for volunteers for its Q?rius jr.: a discovery room. This is a hands-on room geared to families with children who want to explore the natural world at their own pace and guided by their own interests. Volunteers guide children and families through activities, help them find answers to their questions and encourage their curiosity.

Weekday and weekend opportunities are available in the morning and the afternoon.

How to Apply:



For more information about contact NMNHVolunteer@si.edu


Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One year commitment to the program
  • Training Required

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