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MSU Museum Docent Program

Be a Museum Docent

MSU Museum Docents are trained volunteers that offer scheduled tours of the exhibit areas of the MSU Museum to visitors and school groups. Participants in the Docent Program are trained in basic knowledge of the MSU Museum, educational learning theories, and best practices relating to tour techniques. 

Becoming a Docent at the MSU Museum

If you are interested in becoming a docent at the MSU Museum, plan to attend our next training program. Participants are required to attend all of the four training sessions, as well as complete required and recommended readings. 


As a docent we ask that you are able to commit to one year of service and the delivery of two tours a month. If interested in joining, please fill out the docent application or contact our education office for more information.

Phone: 517-432-1472 or email: museumed@msu.edu

Docent Program Application Form