Free Children's Admission on July 27 - National Day of the Cowboy and Cowgirl!

A woman pointing at artwork on a wall talking to 4 young boys and girls

Become a Docent

Join the Autry's Docent Class of 2024

Join a dedicated community and expand your understanding of the American West! Autry docents provide guided tours of core galleries and special exhibitions to diverse audiences while gaining intimate knowledge of the museum and its collections. You don't need a degree in art or history!

Training Program

Classes meet from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on select Saturdays from July through October (dates to be confirmed). Attendance is critical to successfully completing the class.

Apply early, as class size is limited.
Docent applications open March 11, 2024. Docent applications close May 6, 2024.
Contact Sarah Wilson at for more information.

As an Autry docent, you will enjoy many social and professional benefits, including Autry-sponsored parties and gatherings, monthly potlucks, and field trips.

Autry docents conduct tours for schoolchildren one day during the week or twice a month on weekends for families and adult groups.

Training includes classes in Western history, art and art history, material culture, education, touring techniques, and more.

Docents get Discounts!

30% off at Trail Grill, 20% off at the Autry Store.

Land Acknowledgment

The Autry Museum of the American West acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). We recognize that the Autry Museum and its campuses are located on the traditional lands of Gabrielino/Tongva peoples and we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.

The Autry Museum in Griffith Park

4700 Western Heritage Way

Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
Located northeast of downtown, across from the Los Angeles Zoo.
Map and Directions

Free parking for Autry visitors.

Tuesday–Friday 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Food Trucks are available on select days, contact us for details at 323.495.4252.
The cafe is temporarily closed until further notice.