The Museum's outdoor spaces are now open to the public. We have different activities each day, so check our calendar to plan your visit. Reserve tickets at Indoor spaces and the Sea Center on Stearns Wharf are temporarily closed.

Docent Opportunities

Do you have a passion for learning, science, and nature? Would you like to share your enthusiasm with child and adult visitors at the Museum? Are you looking for lifelong learning opportunities and a way to make new friends?

Museum docents are a vital part of our community, as they help lead school programs, adult tours, and interact with visitors in the exhibit halls. Becoming a docent requires no prior experience, and we offer in-depth training and all of the support and flexibility docents need to succeed. 

Docent Benefits

  • Receive special in-depth training from Museum curators and professionals on a variety of topics from astronomy to zoology
    • Gain new knowledge and skills, no experience necessary
  • Participate in fun social events, make new friends, and become part of the Museum community
  • Receive free passes to the Museum and Sea Center
  • Flexible scheduling
  • No cost to participate

Docent Recruitment 2020

Docent activities will look a bit different for the 2020–2021 school year. Since the Museum will not be hosting in-person school field trips, docents will be volunteering as online school program presenters. A virtual open house is scheduled for September 14, 2020. Please check back for more details on how to participate.

For more information, contact Charlotte Zeamer, Manager of Student and Teacher Services at 805-682-4711 ext. 168 or