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Docents after completing in depth training, educate over 20,000 students a year. Opening their minds to the joy of curiosity and discovery of the natural world, its history, cycles and science. 

Kristen Carte-Smith
School and Teacher Services Manager
2559 Puesta Del Sol Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
805-682-4711 ext. 168


Museum Docent inspireWhat makes a great docent?
A willingness to learn, to explore and to share.

The life of a docent

  • In depth training by Museum staff.
  • Giving back and improving the lives of the next generation, through Museum educational programs.
  • Docents provide programs that cover a vast array of science and Natural History. From astronomy, Chumash culture, paleontology, birds, insects, oceanography, mammals or marine life.
  • We teach our docents how to present information in an engaging way.

We have docents who are only here part of the year and we are very flexible in both training and teaching times. Generally, docents provide one weekday morning per week during the school year. 
Thursday-Friday, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM


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