Visitor Information

Timed Tickets for Special Exhibition

We are pleased to offer convenient timed tickets for the exhibition Tête-à-tête: Three Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay. Click here to purchase your tickets today.


Monday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Museum Store, Cafe and Gardens close 15 minutes prior to the Museum closing.

The Museum is closed Tuesdays, Rose Parade Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Admission Fees

Adults $12.00
Seniors (ages 62 and above) $9.00
Children (ages 18 and under) Free
Students with valid I.D. Free
Museum Members Free
Active Military Personnel with valid I.D. Free
Acoustiguide Audio Tour $3.00 per unit/
Free for Members

Admission is free for all visitors the first Friday of every month from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Unless otherwise stated, events are free with admission and no reservations are required.

Free Fridays: April 3, May 1, June 5, 5:00–8:00 p.m.
Free timed tickets to view Tête-à-tête will be available on a first-come, first-served basis exclusively at the Museum’s Admission desk beginning at 5:00 p.m.


Norton Simon Museum

411 W. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91105-1825


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The Museum's parking lot is free of charge.


Please click here for information on private, public and self-guided tours at the Museum.

Security Notice

All umbrellas, backpacks, bags or purses over 11 x 15 inches must be checked at the Check Room and be retrieved before the Museum closes. Please note that all items brought into the Museum are subject to search. Please leave all non-essential items in your vehicle. Backpacks, carriers and purses worn on the back of any size may not be worn in the galleries.

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