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Upcoming Information Session:

August 17, 2019 (2 - 4 pm)
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We are currently seeking volunteers for the following positions:

  • Einstein Gala Silent Auction Volunteers (Adults)
  • Weekend and Afternoon Greeters and Docents (Adults)
  • Volunteer Fundraisers

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
  • Regular monthly e-newsletters about happenings at the Museum
  • Invitations to the Museum’s Special Events
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Plus… an invitation for the volunteer and a guest to the Volunteer Appreciation Picnic, usually held in June
  • For those volunteers who complete 100 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

To learn more about the program please attend an information session, apply for one of the open positions listed below, contact the Volunteer Coordinator with your questions at 505-245-2137, extension 122, or complete the Volunteer Form Online!

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

"Science is Everywhere" Summer Camp - May 28 through August 9

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is pleased to offer week-long, themed camp for summer 2019. These camps are geared to campers Pre-K and Kindergarten through 7th grades. Sessions include "Foodie Science", "STEMinists: Geosciences Edition", Got Game?", "Movie Magic" and many more!

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Smithsonian Channel's "The Day We Walked on the Moon" - July 20

The new documentary, THE DAY WE WALKED ON THE MOON, will be screened in nearly 70 Smithsonian Institution-affiliated museums across the country on 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. Half a century after humanity’s historic first step on the Moon, the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is hosting a screening of Smithsonian Channel’s THE DAY WE WALKED ON THE MOON. These special screenings will take place on Saturday, July 20th. This documentary will run at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm.

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BUFF: The B-52 Story - June 8 through December 29

Join us as we tell the story of the longest serving aircraft in United States military in the special exhibition, “BUFF: The B-52 Story,” on display June 8 through December 29, 2019. This temporary exhibition explores this iconic Boeing aircraft’s past, present and future as an American strategic bomber.

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