Support The Museum


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 Manager, at 505-245-2137, extension 122, or complete the Volunteer Form Online!

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

Take a Trip to Mars! October 29 & 30

Come and visit Mars with us in Lockheed Martin's Generation Beyond: Mars Experience Bus, a virtual reality experience that provides the opportunity to “travel” to Mars, taking visitors on a tour along the surface of the Red Planet on Saturday, October 29, and Sunday, October 30, from 9 am to 5 pm each day.

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Veterans Day Camp, November 11

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host a very special one-day "Science is Everywhere" Day Camp on Veterans Day, November 11, 2016, from 9 am to 4 pm. Students, ages 6-12, can enjoy their one-day break from school by experiencing "Superhero Training Camp."

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STEaM Photography Competition

We will host a photo art exhibit that invited members of the community to share their photographic talent and eye for everything that is Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEaM). Notification of juror’s selected photographs for exhibition will be sent out by October 7, 2016.

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Membership Camp