Hours & Directions

MON, TUE: Closed

WED & THU : 10am - 5pm

FRI & SAT : 10am - 10pm

SUN : 10am - 5pm

Galaxy Explorers Apply

Steps to Becoming a Galaxy Explorer


Check that you can meet all the Key Requirements

  1. Complete program application and Parent Permission Forms
  2. Attend the Introductory Training (required)
  3. Attend Content Trainings (1-minimum)

Key Requirements:

  • Participants should have an interest in science, math, or technology.
  • Applicants must have completed the 8th grade. Middle school students click here.
  • Ability to speak to and work with visitors of all ages and backgrounds.
  • A minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 is required in order to participate in paid internship activities.
  • Minimum commitment of 66 hours per year. (50% Teams / 50% Demonstrations)


The Application Process

Applications are accepted year around. Training begins in January, June and October and applications are due 30 days prior. To apply, complete and return only pages i-iv of the application and the emergency forms. If accepted, you will receive an invitation via email to attend the introductory training.


Introductory, Customer Service & Safety Training

All new volunteers are required to attend the program orientation prior to working in the Center (No exceptions). It's our way of getting your feet wet. You will be introduced to the history of Chabot, safety procedures, customer service skills and ins-and-outs of the program.

If accepted you will receive an electronic invitation to start the mandatory training program.


Job Training

You must attend at least one content training to learn a task to be performed with the visiting public. You may attend as many as you wish. These are the core training sessions of the program. You will learn how to explain exciting science demonstrations such as dry ice comets and water rockets to name a few.

The schedule of Job Trainings will be issued during Orientation.