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  • Friends of the Regional Science Center

    If you believe in providing quality, science-based programs to the public and school groups, please consider helping us support the programs of the Minnesota State University Moorhead Regional Science Center with a financial contributionto the Friends of the Regional Science Center.

    Why Friends?

    Increasing demands have outpaced the dollars available to provide programming at the current level.  With a tightening University budget, the Science Center needs its friends' support in order to expand/maintain exhibits and provide free public programs at the Buffalo River Site.

    Please accept our invitation to support quality science programs for children, college students, adults and the general public. If you have any questions, please call us at 218.477.2904, or email

    Send your contribution to the MSUM Regional Science Center, Box 118, 1104 7th Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56563. Please make check payable to the MSUM Foundation/Friends Program.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    The purpose of volunteers is to support the Science Center/Planetarium staff in offering science education opportunities to people of all ages. There are volunteer opportunities in all areas, within personal time schedules, and with no age limitations. Through an application and interview process, volunteers are placed in work areas based on their individual interests, skills, and talents.

    Who can volunteer?

    Anyone interested in our programs can volunteer. Volunteers represent a cross section of the area's population. They are youth, senior citizens, working people, single parents, couples, and families.

    How do I get involved

    Apply for the volunteer program by calling the Science Center office at 218.477.2904. The email address is After receiving your application, we will call you to arrange an interview. During the interview we'll discuss your interests and hours of availability, as well as the Science Center/Planetarium programs and current volunteer opportunities.

    Volunteer Application

    Why volunteer?

    The benefits of volunteering are endless. Some of the rewards include:

    • Acquiring leadership skills
    • Creating new friendships
    • Developing personal talents, skills, and hobbies
    • Obtaining practical work experience
    • Gaining self-esteem
    • Learning about science
    • Teaching others about science and the value of our environment
    • Using personal skills and talents to strengthen science education in this region

    What training is required?

    An orientation session acquaints volunteers with the Science Center/Planetarium staff and facilities. Volunteers gain practical training through workshops and on-the-job experience. Volunteers also receive specific instruction for the area in which they volunteer.

    Why does the Science Center need volunteers?

    As you explore the roles of volunteers in our program areas, you will see how important the work of volunteers is to the Regional Science Center.