Museum programs are brought to you by museum educators and members of the Fairbanks community. Volunteers teach school children, guide tours, and help during family events.

Nurture your passion for science, culture, and art. Volunteer with us to share the joys of discovery and curiosity.

"I enjoy guiding the kids to learn new things and think in new ways in the museum, and the best part is how excited they are when they reach those new discoveries." -Heidi Hatcher, Docent



Volunteer docents work with a team to guide K-6th grade students on Directed Discovery field trips. Docents commit 3 hours, 1 day per week for a full semester. Training prepares you to use exhibits and hands-on objects to share science, culture and art with students. Docents gain experience in education and interpretation and learn about Alaska's natural and cultural history. Credit available for UAF students.

Docent training occurs in September and January. Foor more information, download our docent flyer or email



We rely on volunteers during our Family Days, sleepovers, and other special events. Volunteers are asked to attend a short training to familiarize them with the museum's goals and programs and learning engagement strategies. Event volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of three events per year. If you are interested in education outreach, join our events volunteer crew!

For more information, email


Inspire youth. Become an afterschool intern. Volunteer one afternoon a week to teach and mentor elementary students using museum kits and 4-H curriculum. All training provided.

The next afterschool intern training will be held in spring 2018. Check back soon for more details!

For more information, email

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