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. Docents 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.

Tour Information

Complimentary docent tours are available throughout the day to all Museum visitors. Please check for the day's times and topics at the Docent Desk, located at the entrance to the T.A. Wilson Great Gallery.

Interested in booking a private docent tour for a group or event? Head over to Group Visits or Private Events.

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Interactive Ask Me Stations

Visitors may visit our many docent & volunteer screens stationed throughout the galleries. They're happy to help you navigate the Museum and answer any questions you may have.