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Teen Science Alliance

Take on science like never before.

Become a member of the Teen Science Alliance to solve creative design challenges, get a backstage look at museum education, and build skills perfect for your next step. 

How does it work?

Not your run-of-the-mill after school club, the Teen Science Alliance is a team of science-loving teens who take on real-world problems and work today to find creative, science-based solutions. With three sessions you can graduate up levels at your own pace while building skills to brag to future schools and employers about.

Tier 1: Thinkineers work in small teams to learn about the design process and solve everyday problems together. 

Tier 2: The Science Squad volunteers on the museum floor facilitating hands-in science activities for visitors of all ages. 

Tier 3: Apprentices build on their previous experiences in the museum, from volunteering on the museum floor, to mentoring incoming teens to working behind-the-scenes.

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When does the Teen Science Alliance happen?

We know your schedule is already packed, so we make this easy. There are two entry points: spring break and summer.

Sign up for Summer Thinkineers here.

If you’re interested in volunteering on the museum floor, you can start this summer.

Current Program

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Thinkineers - Electronic Textiles

It's electric! It's fashion! Thinkineers learn about Design, Electricity, and Coding. Then, we apply the knowledge and skills gained to create wearable electronics.

Topics Covered

  • Electronics
  • Design
  • Coding

Program Focus

  • Communication
  • Team Work
  • Problem Solving
How do I Join?

Sign up for Summer Thinkineers here.

Financial aid is available through a separate application here.

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer on the museum floor this summer, please fill out an application here.

Questions? Contact Rebecca Reilly at for more details.

OMSI’s Teen Science Alliance is sponsored by Cognizant’s Making the Future program and Best Buy