Discovery Center Volunteer


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


1 Science ParkBoston, MA 02114


Do you love informal science learning and volunteering with children including infants?

Welcome visitors and facilitate their use of the Discovery Center, by engaging young children and their grownups in experiments, activities and conversations about science and engineering.

The Discovery Center is an exciting, 4,200 square-foot learning center designed for the Museum's youngest visitors (children ages birth to 8 years) and their grown-ups. Our exhibits allow children to explore a variety of real objects and age-appropriate tools, all set in immersive fantasy environments that encourage learning through play. Children and their caregivers are engaged in activities, experiments and conversations in order to experience the reward of discovering on their own, as they explore topics including: Biology, Geology, Physical Sciences, Engineering Design and the "process of science" more generally.

Four to six month commitment of one, 3.5 hour shift per week - shifts choices include:
Volunteer positions are available seven days a week. Shift choices: morning shift 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or afternoon shift 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Become a Discovery Center volunteer at the Boston Museum of Science! Fill out an application at - go to About Us - click on Volunteer Opportunities

Benefits include free admission and parking.


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • One shift per week, for 4-6 months

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