Museum of Natural History Seeks New Docents

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will host a Docent Open House on Monday, September 9 at 9:30 AM for anyone interested in becoming a docent.

Docents are a vital part of the Museum community, as they help facilitate school programs and lead tours. Ideal applicants have a passion for lifelong learning and are curious about science and the natural world.

Becoming a docent requires no prior experience. The Museum offers in-depth training and all of the support and flexibility docents need to succeed, and there is no cost to participate.

Docent benefits include:

  • Special in-depth training from Museum curators and professionals on a variety of topics from astronomy to zoology;
  • Fascinating docent field trips to continue learning outside the Museum;
  • Fun social events to make new friends and become part of the Museum community;
  • Free passes to the Museum and Sea Center; and
  • Flexible scheduling.

New docents commit to attending training classes on Mondays 9:30-11:00 AM from September 16, 2019 through late January 2020. After training is complete, docents lead tours one weekday morning per week from 9:30 AM-noon.

For more information visit or contact School and Teacher Services Manager Charlotte Zeamer at 805-682-4711 ext. 168 or


About the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Powered by Science. Inspired by Nature. Founded in 1916, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History inspires a thirst for discovery and a passion for the natural world. The Museum seeks to connect people to nature for the betterment of both, and prides itself on being naturally different. For more information, visit

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