At the Museum of Anthropology, we offer students a chance to volunteer and teach through our docent program. The docent program at USU trains students to give tours to school and community groups throughout the state of Utah.
Be a Docent
As a docent (tour guide), students provide groups with hands-on learning experiences, in the form of museum tours, demonstrations, or other special museum activities and programs.
To become a docent, students are required to complete a series of workshops on the Museum's many exhibits and observe at least two tours given by an experienced docent. As a docent, students are required to commit one hour a week for tours or training.
Tours are most commonly given to elementary and middle school groups, with 25 or less per group. Depending on the age group, a single tour can last from 30 to 45 minutes, which includes a presentation by the docent and a hands-on activity.
If you are interested in becoming a Docent, please contact the Museum at 435-797-7545 or attend the February Docent Training held every Tuesday and Wednesday from 12-1 PM.
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Support the Museum
Your gift makes a difference. Through contributors like you, the Museum is able to use donations to help further curiosity, discovery and learning and bring more to the community and its students. Please donate now to support the USU Museum of Anthropology.
To make a contribution please click here and select College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Then select Museum of Anthropology. For more information please contact the museum curator at 797-7545 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Any donation of $200.00 or more will earn a name plate on our Recognition Plaque located just inside the Museum door.
Support the Museum through Amazon
You can also help fund the museum by shopping at Amazon.com. Order any item from amazon.com and Amazon donates 6-15% of the purchase price back to the Museum.
Last but not least, you can donate directly to the Museum. You can either support us by putting a few dollars in the donation jar, or by writing a check and giving it to the staff member working at the front desk of the Museum.