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Innovators in Action

There are many ways to get involved both inside the walls of the Museum of Science and beyond in our community. See below for some of the ways members of the Museum’s Giving Societies can lend a hand.

Help Administer Design Challenges

Design Challenges

Design Challenges provide visitors a fun, engaging experience of engineering and innovation. This activity lets visitors take on the role of an engineer by participating in hands-on activities to design, build, and test a prototype solution to a given problem.

Work directly with the Design Challenges staff and give visitors hands-on assistance in engineering.

This opportunity is available during Massachusetts school vacation weeks in December, February and April. Volunteer shifts are from 9:30am–1:00pm and 1:30–4:00pm.

Contact friends@mos.org to sign up or for more information.

Roll up your sleeves at the Hands-On Lab

Hands-on lab

The Hands-On Laboratory is a fun, interactive learning laboratory program that encourages visitors of all ages to explore a variety of topics in the sciences—from chemistry to genetics to nanotechnology to archaeology—using many of the same tools and techniques as real scientists.

Work together with laboratory staff, volunteers, and interns to welcome guests, guide visitors as they explore an activity station, and enforce appropriate safety practices.

This volunteer opportunity is available on Saturdays throughout the year, every day during Massachusetts school vacation weeks in December, February and April, and all weekdays in May. Shifts are from 9:30am-12:30pm on weekdays and 12:30-3:30pm on Saturdays.

Contact friends@mos.org to sign up or for more information.

Share Your Invaluable Experience with Students

High School Science Series programs occur every month at the Museum. These two hour “field trip experiences” delve into the sciences through exciting lectures from scientists and researchers! Students also explore connections to curriculum through hands-on activities and events. Lend your voice as a speaker or help facilitate a corresponding activity.

Give brief TED style talks, help with registration, or facilitate activities with an educator. Events are typically on Friday mornings and take place from 9:00am-12:30pm.

Contact friends@mos.org to sign up or for more information.

Join a Leadership Committee!

For members of The Innovators, service on the Innovators Leadership Committee (ILC) provides an opportunity to further develop a more personal approach to philanthropy, volunteerism, and learn more about the operational aspects of the Museum. The ILC take on more of a leadership role - as Museum ambassadors out in the community, by helping with recruitment, and by being liaisons to their peers for additional questions throughout the year.

Contact innovators@mos.org to learn more.

If you’re a member of The Discoverers, consider joining the Discoverers Committee and assist the Museum’s Annual Giving team with advancing the mission of the Museum by promoting and expanding the Discoverers giving society! Service on the Discoverers Committee provides an opportunity to further develop a personal approach to philanthropy and volunteerism and grow professionally in a structured leadership role.

Contact discoverers@mos.org to learn more.

Looking to do even more? Join the Museum Volunteer Services Program!

Looking to do even more? Join the Museum Volunteer Service League! The Museum’s Volunteer Service League is 200 people strong and a great way for individuals who want to volunteer frequently and consistently. Exhibits in need of volunteers are the Discovery Center, Meet and Greet in our lobby, Butterfly Garden, Hands-On Laboratory, Tech Studio and more!

Fill out an application on our volunteer opportunities website.