Science Volunteers

Volunteers perform a variety of essential tasks related to organizing and managing our scientific collections and making them more accessible to the public through digitizing and databasing activities. The science departments are open Monday–Friday, 10 AM–5 PM. Applicants must be at least 18 years old to volunteer in our science departments, and a minimum six-month commitment is required.

The Museum's science departments include:

  • Birds and Mammals
  • Botany
  • Entomology
  • Herpetology
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology
  • Paleontology
  • Zooarcheology

Science Volunteers also support the Museum's Research Library.

Though we are not currently recruiting for Science Volunteers, interested applicants with a strong educational and/or professional background in science should contact the Director of Volunteers with inquiries so we can keep your information on file for future opportunities. Please email