Join the Michigan Science Center team as a volunteer! We look for volunteers to conduct education programs for our guests, work behind the scenes in the office, create a memorable experience at special events, and much more. We welcome volunteer groups and individuals in a variety of ways. Please fill out this form so we can find a great role for you!

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We’re looking for volunteers to help bring our newest exhibit – 1001 Inventions – to life!
Learn more about the exhibit and signup to be a volunteer.

Ways to Volunteer


Explainer volunteers patrol the Science Center exhibits, facilitate activities at our Explainer Station, and engage guests with STEM excitement in workshops. They provide children and families positive memories and inspiration for life.

Smithsonian Spark!Lab

Volunteers facilitate inquiry-based discovery using creative methods to inspire and encourage interest in the invention process. Create a vehicle, build a skyscraper, or make something fly!


Volunteers foster positive attitudes toward science and build the foundation for more sophisticated learning in our specialized learning area for children ages 5 and under.

Group Volunteers

Five to 15 people from your organization can volunteer together at special events including Featured Fridays where your team facilitates hands-on science activities for visiting school groups and families for approximately four hours (training included).

1001 Inventions

In this new temporary exhibit, volunteers take visitors on an inspirational journey through a colorful and creative period in a golden age of civilization that stretched from Spain to China beginning in the 7th century.

You are an Element of Success!

Volunteers at the Michigan Science Center earn special Element Pins for volunteering 50, 100, or 200 hours in a calendar year. Volunteers who reach these levels of hours also have their name displayed on a Wall of Names right next our corporate and individual donors.

Let’s bond.

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