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FUN FACT: Sound travels about 4 times faster in water than in air.

As a volunteer at McWane Science Center and IMAX® Dome Theater, discovery, exploration, creativity, learning, and fun await you. Plunge into the World of Water and help a group learn about more than 50 species of saltwater life; educate a young inventor with the building blocks of science in ScienceQuest; and welcome a family to the IMAX Dome Theater, where larger-than-life images and amazing sound engulf them.

Whether your interest is in learning and discovery or service and assistance, you are sure to find exciting challenges and rewarding adventures as a McWane Science Center volunteer.

About our Volunteer Program

McWane Science Center offers a variety of rewarding volunteer opportunities from greeting visitors and answering questions, to presenting science demonstrations in our Exhibit Halls. As a volunteer you will gain new experience, meet interesting people and enjoy a fun, family-oriented atmosphere. Our volunteers come from all walks of life, ages and educational backgrounds with a passion for life-long learning.
McWane Science Center also extends valuable benefits including:

For more information, contact the office of Volunteer Services at (205) 714-8272 or

Adult Volunteer Program

McWane Science Center Adult volunteers are individuals who are 18 years of age and older and have completed high school. McWane Science Center offers a variety of rewarding volunteer experiences for adults who want to give back, learn something new, and educate visitors. Opportunities include presenting science experiments, greeting visitors, helping with camps and so much more! Please call the Volunteer Department at (205) 714-8272 today if you are interested in volunteering or want to learn more about the program opportunities.

Additional information

Summer Teen Volunteer Program

We will start accepting applications for our Summer Teen Program at the end of January. The deadline for applications is April 1st and we will start the interview process shortly thereafter. Please fill out the application with two letters of reference.

Additional information

Current Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in current volunteer opportunities, events and specialized placements that McWane Science Center has to offer, contact the office of Volunteer Service at (205) 714-8272 or email us.

What our visitors are saying about McWane Science Center

"Just moved back to the area and my visit was with grandson school field trip. My first visit in 10+ years and had a blast. Hope to come back with grandkids again. It's a little pricey for a fixed income but would still love to try."

"It's a fantastic place, we are very happy to be members. IMAX for members is a wonderful benefit."

"WE LOVE MCWANE CENTER!! GREAT WAY TO GIVE KIDS AN INTRO TO SCIENCE & something nice for a family outing"

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