Tour Guide Program

The museum has a very active tour program that served over 15,000 patrons last year, of which half were children. The museum relies heavily on its volunteer tour guides (called docents) to maintain and grow its extensive tour programs.

People interested in becoming a docent should email Ed Maxedon, the Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Education, at to set up an appointment and find out more about the program.

New docents are trained over a two year period before joining the Continuing Docent program. New and Continuing Docent Classes meet on alternate Mondays during the academic year.