Currently Accepting New Docents
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.
School and Teacher Services Manager
2559 Puesta Del Sol Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
805-682-4711 ext. 168
What 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.
New Docents join a class to learn all school programs and get training on interpretation at the Museum. New Docent classes occur on Monday mornings for a 3-4 month onboarding period. All Docents participate in a monthly training/seminar on the first Monday of each month during the school year.
All Docents generally provide one-two weekday mornings per week during the school year. We are flexible with Docents that can only be here for part of the year if necessary.
School Programs: Astronomy Programs on Mondays; All School Programs: Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM