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Join us! Volunteer at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History.  We have a large and diverse volunteer core that helps the Museum to accomplish its mission each and every day.

Being a Volunteer at the Museum means something different to each of our almost 400 volunteers.  That’s because each individual has their own unique reason for choosing to spend their discretionary time at the Museum. It’s also because our Volunteer Program offers individuals a variety of ways to get involved and to customize their volunteer experience.

We place individuals in volunteer positions by matching the individual’s skills, interests and abilities to the position. Volunteers work closely with a staff or peer mentor and receive on-the-job training.  Some volunteer positions, such as our Museum Docents and members of our Heritage Park Restoration Team, require additional training due to the nature of the position.

How much time you commit to the Museum is up to you. Most volunteers contribute two to four hours of volunteer work a week, but some volunteers choose to spend much more time at the Museum.  Scheduling is dependent on the volunteer position or the volunteer project. We do require a consistent commitment and rely on your dependability.

In addition to all the intangible benefits you receive when you choose to volunteer, the Museum offers:

  • Free Admission for the volunteer + two guest passes per volunteer per year
  • A 10% discount on all merchandise in the Museum Store
  • Regular monthly e-newsletters about happenings at the Museum
  • Invitations to the Museum’s Special Events
  • Plus… an invitation for the volunteer and a guest to the Volunteer Appreciation Picnic, usually held in June
  • For those volunteers who complete 50 or more hours of volunteer service annually, an invitation for the volunteer and a guest to the Annual Holiday Volunteer Party, usually held in early December

Sound interesting?  To learn more about the volunteer program and about our current volunteer positions, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, at 505-245-2137, extension 122, or complete the Volunteer Form Online!

Already a volunteer? Log-in to our Volunteer Information Center.


Junior Docent Program

The Museum’s Junior Docent Program welcomes high school students who are interested in learning and strengthening their science knowledge while interacting with museum visitors. Work side-by-side with the museum’s educators, staff and volunteers who will share their scientific and historical knowledge with you.

Click here to complete the Junior Docent Volunteer application form. Send your completed application form to jwhelchel@nuclearmuseum.org. Direct your questions regarding the Museum’s Junior Docent Program to Joyce Whelchel, Director of Education at 245-2137, extension 101, or jwhelchel@nuclearmuseum.org.

Nuclear After Dark - Trinity Files, October 6, 2017

Become immersed in history and visit the museum after hours as we premiere our replica of the 100ft Trinity Tour, host an outdoor screening of "Modern Marvels" The Manhattan Project, welcome local food trucks and brewery and invite visitors of all ages to learn, think, imagine and draw your own conclusions. 

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STEaM Photography Competition - Notification of Selected Photos is September 27

All photographers who submitted photos for the 2017 STEaM Photography Show will be notified no later than September 27 if their work has been accepted into the STEaM Photo Exhibition. Click here for more information.

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Nuclear Science Week, October 16-20

During Nuclear Science Week, the museum invites students in grades 6-12 with their schools to visit the museum for special activities themed around nuclear science. Field trips during this time include free busing and admission for accepted groups thanks to the generous support of our donors.

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