Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Desert
Edwards Harris Center

TEEN DOCENT

Teen Docent Program

Training
Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
July 19-22, July 26-29, August 2-5

Touring
Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday 9-11 a.m.
October to mid-December 

Please contact Zachary Fleming-Boyles at 760-322-4852 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application.


Teen Docent Group

Teen Docents give tours to elementary school children to help them learn how to look at and talk about art. The program is open to students enrolled in a Coachella Valley high school during the school year.

Participants come to the museum for three weeks in August to learn art history, public speaking, tour development and how to have fun at the museum. Training helps them prepare questions, learn how to think on their feet in front of an audience and accept and encourage multiple interpretations of a work of art. In September teens come once a week to practice and tour from October to mid-December.

In addition, participants who complete the program receive school credit, a small gift of appreciation and a one-year membership to the museum. 

Funding is provided by the Jeanette C. McIntyre and Frederick (Lash) McIntyre Charitable Foundation Trust with additional funding from the Coeta and Donald Barker Foundation.