This is our initial volunteer role for new volunteers. After 100 hours of service in this area, volunteers are invited to continue with the docent program, or to explore another area of the aquarium, as space allows.


Minimum Age: 18 (If age 15-17 see Student Docent opportunity)


  • Relay accurate, consistent, quality information about Mystic Aquarium and its collection to guests of all ages, either in groups or one-on-one

  • Initiate contact with guests, providing a positive experience through being helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable

  • Crowd control as needed

  • Update, review, and understand material in personal Docent Handbook

  • Provide a positive experience through being helpful, friendly , and knowledgeable

  • Perform all other assigned duties


  • Enjoy working with public

  • Enthusiastic and outgoing personality

  • Some biology and public speaking experience is helpful

  • Office/phone skills

  • Computer skills

  • Be willing and able to participate for at least 6 months