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Innovators in Action

Volunteer as an Innovator! 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 The Innovators are in action and sign up yourself!

Join the Innovators in Action Squad!

This year Innovators will have bonus group volunteer opportunities to give back to the Community while advocating for the Museum of Science. Check back here for more information and events to come!

We’re always looking for ways The Innovators can give back! Contact innovators@mos.org with any STEM-centric community volunteer opportunity.

Join Today!

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.

Innovators 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.

E-mail innovators@mos.org to sign up.

Roll up your sleeves at the 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.

Innovators 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.

E-mail innovators@mos.org to sign up or for more information.

Open Young Eyes on a Museum Tour

Open young eyes

The Museum’s Volunteer Service League (VSL) 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, Membership Booth, Eye Opener, Butterfly Garden, Hands-On Laboratory, Tech Studio and more!

Alongside a Museum staff member, Innovators will participate as “Museum Friends” and join a staff member and students in groups of 4‐6, on hands‐on tours of the exhibit halls, Butterfly Garden, and Live Animal Center to encourage exploration and discovery.

This volunteer opportunity is available on Tuesday mornings throughout the school year. Shifts are from 9am-12:30pm. Days volunteers are needed most are Sept. 30, Jan. 27, March 24, April 7 & 14, May 12. Drop-in opportunities available

E-mail innovators@mos.org to sign up or for more information.

Don a red coat and be an Educator for a day!

educators in red coats.

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.

Innovators have the opportunity to give brief TED style talks, help with registration, or facilitate activities with an educator. Events are typically on Friday mornings and take place from 9:30am-12:30pm. Contact innovators@mos.org for more information or to sign up.

Full listing of upcoming High School Science Series

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

The Museum’s Volunteer Service League (VSL) 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, Membership Booth, Eye Opener, Butterfly Garden, Hands-On Laboratory, Tech Studio and more!

Fill out an application on our Volunteer Opportunities website and find out more.