Discovery Corps

Members of Discovery Corps

Discovery Corps is a paid youth development program that puts young people on the front line of Pacific Science Center’s mission to ignite curiosity in every child and fuels a passion for discovery, experimentation, and critical thinking in all of us. Discovery Corps is for high school youth who want to dive into exciting, interactive experiences and have the opportunity to bring a youth voice to PacSci while learning new professional and life skills.

We are currently not accepting applications.

500+

Discovery Corps Alumni

38+

Languages Spoken

46+

High Schools/Colleges Represented

Program Benefits

  • Paid employment opportunity ($19.35/hr)
  • Pacific Science Center Employee Membership
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan eligibility
  • STEM field trips around Seattle and the Pacific Northwest
  • Boosted 21st Century Skills, including curiosity, critical thinking, leadership, collaboration, creativity, communication, technical literacy, and more.
  • Access to alumni and Pacific Science Center network

Trainings

Discovery Corps offers intensive, hands-on training sessions to help you share science and spark curiosity with others! During training, you will develop valuable job skills in customer service, education, and communication with people of all ages. You will present exciting, interactive activities to the public and get a behind-the-scenes deep dive at Pacific Science Center.

Member training includes:

  • Customer Service skills
  • In-person & virtual science explorations
  • Job readiness, including communication, time management, personal responsibility, work ethic, ability to learn new tasks, and flexibility/adaptability.
  • Mentoring and regular feedback.

ABOUT DISCOVERY cORPS cOHORT

Pacific Science Center’s Discovery Corp Program is designed as a cohort-based learning model. It is intended to connect students with similar science interests and provide opportunities to make connections, build their network, and create a learning space that feels inclusive and safe.

Contact

For more information, email our Discovery Corps Team.

Generous support provided by:

Additional generous support provided by Robert L. and the late Mary Ann Wiley, Karen Williams and Joseph Heck, The Ticknor Foundation, The Chisholm Foundation, Educational Legacy Fund, and BNSF Railway Foundation.

Additional support comes from more than 1,500 individuals, companies and foundations that donate to Pacific Science Center each year, as well as more than 20,000 member households from every corner of Washington State and around the country. Learn more about ways you can support Discovery Corps and Pacific Science Center.