The Museum is open Wed–Mon from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The Sea Center on Stearns Wharf is open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
August 8, 2019

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

Download Press Release (PDF)