About the Program

Every year, dedicated and friendly volunteers help deliver the Zoo’s mission through their personal stories and experiences.

Docents help inspire visitors to explore their connections with nature, care about the animals, and help us to conserve the habitats that support them.

Becoming a docent means you will be armed with information and communication tools to engage with our guests and enhance their visit.


– You must be at least 21 years old
– Attend an informational meeting
– Complete an application and interview (details explained at information meeting)
– Attend mandatory training classes held on Saturdays
– Commit to five hours per month of assistance with the Zoo’s educational activities

Informational Meetings

The Zoo hosts informational meetings to provide those interested with more details on the docent program.

The next docent informational meeting will be held Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.

Apply to be a Docent

Please complete the volunteer application below and we will be in touch!

For questions or more information, please email