The word docent, derived from the Latin word docere, means “to teach”—and teach is exactly what docents do best. Docent tour guides are an important resource at The Museum of Flight. They are trained volunteers who study and become experts in specific exhibits and aircraft around the Museum. We ensure all our docents are passionate, approachable and full of incredible knowledge!
Docents interact with visitors, answer questions, conduct aviation and space-related talks and most of all give amazing tours! Docent tours add exciting facts and surprising stories to everything at the Museum, unveiling the guts and glory behind our amazing flying machines and allowing curious minds to ask away—offering you a more entertaining and enriching educational experience.
Availability & Price
In-person Docent tours for walk-in visitors are available in our lobby. Please check at the tour desk as you enter the Great Gallery.
To book a private docent tour for a group or event, please contact our Group Visits or Private Events department.
Interactive Docent Screens
In-person visitors may visit our many docent & volunteer screens stationed in many galleries. They're happy to help you navigate the Museum and answer any questions you may have.