Museum indoor & outdoor exhibits are open to a limited number of guests who reserve online in advance. The Museum is open Wed–Sun, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM. Reserve tickets for the Museum at // The Sea Center on Stearns Wharf is open Wed–Sun, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM. Tickets are available on-site only.


There are various volunteer opportunities across the Mission Canyon and Sea Center sites. Before completing an application, review the program choices and select the application form that suits your interests:

Individual Volunteer Application

Butterfly Volunteer Application

Group Volunteer Application


All applicants will be contacted by the volunteer manager at the appropriate site. 

All Museum and Sea Center volunteers 18 or older who work with the public are required to complete an online background screening. More information will be provided by the volunteer manager.

Yes. Community service forms are available at all high school guidance offices and must be delivered to the volunteer manager for verification and signature.

Click here for more information about all the volunteer opportunities, or contact the volunteer managers at each site:

Museum: Rebecca Fagan Coulter

Sea Center: Sam Macks