Galaxy Explorers

The Galaxy Explorer program provides high school students with an opportunity for hands-on, fun community service work while giving them a chance to develop their job skills, increase their STEM knowledge, and enhance public speaking.


Museum Service

Galaxy Explorers contribute a minimum of six hours a month in direct service of the Center, working with our visitors to enhance their experience at the Center or bringing science education into our local community.


Science Explainers

Galaxy Explorers facilitate exciting public science demonstrations and activities that enhance the visitor experience around the Science Center.


Community Outreach

Galaxy Explorers assist with outreach science education for younger children, peers, and families at schools, libraries, fairs, and community centers. Students can be trained to operate the Cosmic Ray Planetary Theatre. Teens interested in public speaking can complete our training program and perform their own travelling planetarium shows.


Science Enrichment

Explorers participate in a minimum of two hours of Science Enrichment, furthering their knowledge.


Unlocking Potential Workshops

These monthly workshops are geared toward skill-building, leadership development, and college planning. Topics covered include public speaking, job interviewing, career planning, resume development, personal budgeting, careers in STEM, and more.


Special Interest Teams

These special interest clubs allow Explorers to delve deeper into a specific area of science. Each team works throughout the school year on long term projects that will eventually benefit the Center and it’s visitors. Team membership lasts one school semester at a time, and most teams do not meet during the summer months. Examples of teams include Astronomy, Environmental Sciences, and Engineering. Upon joining a team, regular attendance is required.

How to Apply

Visit our application page here!

You may reach the Galaxy Explorer office at (510) 336-7389
or via email at

The Galaxy Explorers are proud members of B.A.T.S.: Bay Area Teen Science.


The Galaxy Explorer program is made possible by the generous support of:

  • The Clorox Foundation
  • Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
  • The Sato Foundation
  • PG&E