Volunteers at the Michigan Science Center assist with a wide range of projects and service needs that suit multiple levels of engagement with us and our visitors. Opportunities are designed for teams of volunteers but also individuals who commit to regularly volunteer. Many are selected through an interview process and trained in the MiSci system while other groups partner with us for one day events.

If you’re an individual looking to join the Michigan Science Center team as a volunteer, please fill out this form so we can find a great role for you!

If you’d like to partner with us for a one-time volunteering event or series of events, whether it be with your company or group, please contact us directly by emailing or calling 313-494-5307.

If you are a current MiSci volunteer, please log in here.

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!

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).


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.

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.

Give the gift of discovery.

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