Information about Docent Programs at the Albuquerque Museum.
Become a Docent
Interested in becoming a docent?
At the Albuquerque Museum, our docents have a love of art and history but are not required to have an academic background in art or history.
Docent training is done by the Curatorial Staff and guest lecturers. For every year of training, docents are expected to return at least two years of service.
There are four docent programs at The Albuquerque Museum.
Gallery Tours Program
Docents provide guided tours for children and adults of the permanent art or history collections and special exhibitions. They also give focus tours as well as specially awarded two-hour "Magic Bus" tours.
Docents are trained in a two-year program covering New Mexico art in the one year (September through mid May) and New Mexico history in the other year. Training sessions for each year are scheduled on Mondays.
Old Town Walking Tours Program
From mid-March through mid-December and by special request, docents give a daily tour of historic Old Town at 11 a.m.
A six-week training program is open to anyone interested in Albuquerque history and likes to interact with the general public.
Sculpture Garden Tours Program
On Tuesday through Friday from early-April to November, docents offer guided walks through the Sculpture Garden at 10 a.m.
Interested individuals must complete an eight-week training course as well as the gallery tours training program.
Casa San Ysidro Program
Docents lead one-hour guided tours of the historic Casa San Ysidro, the Museum's satellite historic house in Corrales.