In accordance with revised public health directives, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) has closed its museums and historic sites until further notice. The safety and well-being of our employees and visitors is the DCA’s foremost concern. We appreciate your support and understanding. Please continue to visit this website for updates and to explore virtual visits, programs, and educational opportunities.
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Volunteer for your local Museum!
Volunteering gives you the opportunity to share your passion for natural history and science with today’s students and tomorrow’s scientists in a dynamic, ever-changing setting. Whether your interests are in computer science, astronomy, or natural history, we have a need for your assistance! Our volunteers work on the Museum floor and behind the scenes, performing a wide range of tasks.
Besides personal satisfaction and rewarding life experiences, volunteer benefits include free admission, discounts at the NatureWorks gift store and the Museum's Café, social activities, and special volunteer only events.
All new museum volunteers must attend and complete the "New Volunteer Orientation" training before hours can be logged. More training dates will be announced soon. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505) 841-2877for more information.
Educational Volunteer Opportunities
- Museum Docent: Help visitors understand Museum exhibits
- Naturalist Center Docent: Assist visitors of all ages in our hands-on discovery room
- Outreach Educator: Present hands-on science activities in the community (extra training required)
- FossilWorks: Prepare fossils in front of the public in the fossil preparation lab (extra training required)