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
  • Take fascinating docent field trips to continue your learning outside the Museum
  • Participate in fun social events, make new friends, and become part of the Museum community
  • Receive a free lifelong learning Museum pass
  • Receive free passes to the Museum and Sea Center
  • Flexible scheduling
  • No cost to participate

How do I become a Docent?

  • Attend the Docent Open House on September 10, 2018, from 9:30-11:30 AM in the Museum’s Farrand Auditorium.
    • Commit to Docent training classes running Mondays 9:30-11:00 AM. Classes start September 17, 2018 and run through late January 2019.
  • After training is completed, lead docent tours one weekday morning per week from 9:30 AM-Noon.

For more information, contact Kristen Carte-Smith, School and Teacher Services Manager at or call 805-682-4711 ext. 168.