Adult Volunteer Opportunities

There are a variety of ways for you to get involved as a volunteer at Minnesota Children’s Museum!
Whether you want to play in the galleries or assist behind the scenes in the office, we have great opportunities for you to spark children’s learning through play.

On the Floor

Due to our renovation and expansion project, the Museum will be temporarily closed beginning December 5, 2016 and will remain closed until our grand reopening in June 2017. If you are interested in joining us as a volunteer in our bigger, better, and bolder museum next spring, please complete an application. Your application will be placed on hold and Volunteer Services staff will contact you in the early spring of 2017.

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes volunteers can help with a variety of opportunities throughout the Museum. These opportunities are dependent on project availability.

  • Complete administrative projects in several different departments or donate your technical skills in our shop.
  • Commitment: varies depending on specific assignment and supervisor


Complete an online Adult Volunteer Application Form. Volunteer Services will then contact you to complete the process. Check out the Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about volunteering at Minnesota Children’s Museum!

Contact Volunteering/Internships online or call 651-225-6046 to have an application mailed, emailed or faxed to you.

Don’t See What You’re Looking For?

Are you searching for a way to serve the Museum and our visitors in a unique way that we haven’t advertised? Complete this Project Proposal Form if you would like to volunteer with us, but you don’t see the type of opportunity you’re looking for.

Examples of past volunteer projects include:

  • A group of college kids created a communication plan.
  • A retired-model maker created scale models of exhibit components.
  • A human resources professional helped us recruit intern applicants.

It may not be possible for us to create every project that is proposed, but feel free to ask and we’ll try to accommodate it.

Choose one:

My proposal involves direct interaction with Museum visitors.

My proposal is a behind-the-scenes project.

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