Museum Galaxy Guides facilitate hands-on space science activities and demonstrations for the public in the Space Odyssey Gallery. Museum Galaxy Guides work as a team, delivering an out-of-this world educational experience for our visitors through innovative, interactive live performances and demonstrations and one-on-one conversations with visitors. The Space Odyssey philosophy is one that promotes curiosity and continued learning experiences for people of all ages. Museum Galaxy Guides have a zest for life and a zeal for space science!
Strong communication skills and a positive attitude are essential. No background in space science is necessary.
On-the-job training (32 hours), lectures and technique training (14 total hours), and independent study as needed
One four and a half hour shift 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or 12:30 - 5:00 p.m. per week
Weekdays and weekends
Available to individual applicants 15 and older; family groups
Adult Application Instructions (applicants 18 and older)
To apply please complete our Adult Volunteer Application (PDF | 627KB) and email to Shelley Knepley at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
Volunteer Service Department
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80205-5798
Please remember that volunteer placement is a selective process and not all applicants are accepted into the program. The Museum reserves the right to place volunteers in the area staff feels is best suited to the applicant's skills and the needs of the Museum. A minimum commitment of one year is required for most volunteer positions.
More than 150 Museum volunteers are members of a family group volunteering together, making a critical contribution to the volunteer corps. Children six through 13 are welcome to volunteer as members of a family group, with a responsible adult who participates as a volunteer. Separate applications should be submitted for each individual, including the children. Adults 18 and older, please complete the Adult Waiver & Volunteer Application (PDF | 627KB). Youth between the ages of 6-14, please complete the Youth Volunteer Application (PDF | 627KB).