Be a part of this unique place - as a supporter, a student or a volunteer!

Bronze octopus sculptureDonate

Admission to the Visitor Center is by donation, and we welcome additional donations to help support our public education mission and the exhibits, animals and people that make our work possible.

HMSC volunteerVolunteer

Volunteers are the Visitor Center's lifeblood, and the people you're most likely to meet when exploring here. Adults of all ages are welcomed to join the trained Visitor Center volunteer corps.

Student Celeste Barthel interviews a visitorInternships

University students studying marine science and related fields can receive financial assistance while working on projects at the Visitor Center. Non-student hiring is done through OSU's Department of Human Resources.