Exhibit Guides & Visitor Services
If you enjoy interacting with the public, especially children, volunteering on the museum floor may be the perfect fit.
Special Exhibits Gallery
Volunteers serve as informal exhibit interpreters. These volunteers greet visitors and work throughout the exhibit space answering questions and helping with the interactive elements of the exhibit.
Fall 2013: Dinosaurs Unearthed
October 12, 2013–March 30, 2014
Roaring, moving, life-size animatronic dinosaurs invade the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University for a multi-sensory experience for the whole family. State-of-the-art and scientifically accurate—down to the feathers on T. rex—Dinosaurs Unearthed features more than a dozen realistic, full-bodied dinosaurs, as well as skeletons, fossil casts of skulls, claws, and horns, real specimens of mosasaur and spinosaurus teeth, an Oviraptor egg, and the ever-popular coprolite (dino poop). A dig site for young paleontologists, a Dino Detective touch-screen quiz, chances to control dinosaur movements, and other activities encourage exciting hands-on exploration. More.
Volunteers serve as informal guides in this enchanting tropical garden of flowering plants, where a hundred or more live butterflies from various parts of the world fly freely. Volunteers are key in helping visitors enjoy and learn about the variety of very colorful butterflies in this garden within our museum.
Volunteers share their enthusiasm and knowledge with visitors in Dinosaur Hall and help children turn into junior paleontologists in The Big Dig. Volunteers also train to prepare fossils in our Fossil Prep lab. Internships are also available for college students interested in Museum Education and Paleontology.
This children's discovery center was created in 1979 to provide hands-on activities for museum visitors. The exhibit combines live animals, artifacts, and activities that invite exploration and involvement of the senses. As a volunteer, you are trained to facilitate learning experiences and encourage exploration by the museum's youngest visitors. Internships are also available for college students interested in Museum Education.
Visitor Services Volunteer
Each year the museum welcomes 165,000 visitors, including school and camp groups, families with younger children, evening adult program attendees, tourists from all over the world, scout groups, etc. The museum’s Visitor Services Department is responsible for insuring that visitors feel welcome and comfortable so they will want to return to visit again. We are in need of volunteers to be scheduled primarily on weekends and holidays throughout the year, but especially during the special exhibit Dinosaurs Unearthed running from October 2013 through March 2014.