Docent-led tours are an amazing opportunity to learn more about the Museum's current and permanent exhibits, the Museum Archives and Collections, as well as the history of the Museum and our mission and programs. Join us for either a Public Docent-led Tour or a Private Group Tour.
Public Docent-led Tours
The Museum offers public docent-led tours the 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturdays of each month at 1pm. These tours last about 1 hour and focus largely on the current gallery exhibit. Admission to the Museum is required.
Private Group Tours
Private group tours are a great opportunity for a tailored experience at the Museum. From a deeper look at the exhibits on display, the history of the museum itself, or even a behind the scenes look. We work with tour groups ahead of time to coordinate a docent and tour that best suites the needs and interests of the group, whether it is a group of Girls Scouts working on a badge or a continuing education class interested in Mary Maschal and the history of the Museum.
Group Tours are available all day Monday & Tuesday and before or after business hours (noon-4pm) Wednesday-Sunday when the Museum is closed to the public. Please check our Calendar of Events to make sure that your date and time are available. Group tours are approximately 1 hour and led by a Museum Docent. Upon request, group tours can be scheduled in conjunction with group discussions, receptions, or dinner programs.
The cost of Private Group Tours includes a $50.00 docent fee as well as the $3.00 discounted admission rate for all attendees.
To book your tour today, please fill out our reservation form below. We ask that your reservation is at least two weeks (14 days) before your requested date(s) so that we can secure a docent. A Museum representative will contact you within 1-2 business days to confirm the date and time of your tour.
Meet our Docents
Tina Randall is a student at San Diego State University who came to us as a volunteer. She enjoys learning and loves to share her knowledge about women in history and so she decided to become a Docent. She has many years of experience in Customer Service and enjoys speaking with individuals and is always interested in hearing stories from others.
Nikki Saputo Menn holds her BS in History from Excelsior College and an MA in Museum Studies from The University of Oklahoma. She joined the museum as a volunteer assisting with administrative duties and later completed her graduate program internship focusing on the Historic Clothing Project in our Collections Department. In addition to being a docent, Nikki assists in collections and grant writing.