Hosts to the Universe
What makes Space Odyssey unique: immersive
environments, hands-on exhibits, digital information, live programming?
All of the above. But what makes Space Odyssey
possible, and brings these four elements to life, are the Museum Galaxy
Guides: your hosts to the universe.
Welcome to Space
More than 400 Museum volunteers enliven and enrich Space
Odyssey. Youll see them from the moment you arrive, demonstrating
zero gravity, broadcasting space news, sharing folktales about the night
sky, reading your astronomical fortune, and much more.
To learn an abundance of information
about space science, each Museum
Galaxy Guide attends the Galaxy
Guide Academy. Volunteers may choose
their learning track, taught by
astronomers and other space scientists,
to become either exhibit facilitators
or performers. Hours of study and
rehearsing result in Museum Galaxy
Guides with an extensive knowledge
of space science topics.
How Do They
Know So Much?
To keep up-to-date with recent discoveries
and events, Museum Galaxy Guides
have access to a wealth of information
from the Space
Odyssey Newsroom. Volunteers
in the Newsroom search the Web for
space science information daily,
sharing it with their on-floor counterparts
and ultimately, the public.
Who Are They?
Museum Galaxy Guides come from a host of backgrounds and include space
science professionals, enthusiasts, and people who just love sharing
time with the public like Darrell
Dueck Family, and Larry
Families, teens, retirees, and career people all volunteer. Interested
in becoming a Museum Galaxy Guide? Call (303.370.6459) or e-mail
Jacqueline Close, Space Odyssey volunteer