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  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy


Pier 15Embarcaderocross street GreenSan Francisco, CA 94111 United States

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Mission Statement

Inquisitive Minds Volunteer! The Exploratorium is a museum of science, art, and human perception founded in 1969 by Frank Oppenheimer. The Exploratorium's mission is to create a culture of learning through innovative environments, programs, and tools that help people nurture their curiosity about the world around them.


Moving to Piers 15 and 17, the Exploratorium is a collage of 650 interactive exhibits in the areas of science, art, and human perception. The Exploratorium stands in the vanguard of the movement of the museum as educational center and provides access to, and information about, science, nature, art and technology. The Exploratorium Volunteer Program strives to support the mission and goals of the Exploratorium to the fullest extent. We are committed to providing high quality, well-trained, and dedicated service to both museum visitors and staff; to developing a wide range of opportunities for a diverse community of supporters; and including volunteers as much as possible in the Exploratorium's unique learning environment. Prospective volunteers should be at least 15 years old, and will be invited for an interview if there appears to be a good match between the museum's needs, and the prospective volunteer's skills, interests, and availability.



Would you recommend Exploratorium?
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by Lily L. (August 29, 2012)
The Exploratorium draws out the magic and wonder in all of us. Volunteering takes it deeper. It let's you connect with the discoveries and joy of others. A regular museum visit is like a visit to the pyramids of Giza; while volunteering is to live the daily life among the pharaohs building the pyramids
by herb m. (August 29, 2012)
I have done a lot of volunteer work in my time. The best experiences I have had and still have are at the explOratorium. It isn't just a kid's museum either. Be a part of a leader in informal science education where volunteers are treated way above average. Be careful though, you might get hooked on the place as I have!

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