New Hours and Admission Fees Starting July 1, 2023

Date: July 1, 2023
Release Date: June 12, 2023

Hours and Admission Change
Starting July 1, 2023, the Norton Simon Museum’s admission fees will be increasing to $20 for adults and $15 for seniors. We will continue to provide free admission to everyone age 18 and younger, all students with valid I.D., holders of the EBT card, and active military personnel with I.D.

Also effective July 1, the Museum will be extending its Friday hours (to be open from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m.) and bringing back its Free First Fridays, where admission is free to everyone the first Friday of the month from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. No reservations are necessary for Free First Fridays.

New Hours:
Monday, Thursday, Sunday: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday: 12:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Closed: Tuesday, Wednesday

For a complete list of our free admission categories and hours, visit

WHEN: Starting July 1, 2023

About the Norton Simon Museum

The Norton Simon Museum is known around the world as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. Over a 30-year period, industrialist Norton Simon (1907–1993) amassed an astonishing collection of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century, and a stellar collection of South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years. Modern and Contemporary Art from Europe and the United States, acquired by the former Pasadena Art Museum, also occupies an important place in the Museum’s collections. The Museum houses more than 12,000 objects, roughly 1,000 of which are on view in the galleries and gardens.

Location: The Norton Simon Museum is located at 411 W. Colorado Blvd. at Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena, Calif., at the intersection of the Foothill (210) and Ventura (134) freeways. For general Museum information, please call (626) 449-6840 or visit Hours: The Museum is open Thursday through Monday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Friday and Saturday to 7 p.m.).  It is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Admission: General admission is $20 for adults and $15 for seniors. Members, students with I.D., and patrons age 18 and under are admitted free of charge. The first Friday of the month from 4 to 7 p.m. is free to all. The Museum is wheelchair accessible. Parking: Parking is free but limited, and no reservations are necessary. Public Transportation: Pasadena Transit stops directly in front of the Museum. Please visit for schedules. The MTA bus line #180/181 stops in front of the Museum. The Memorial Park Station on the MTA Gold Line, the closest Metro Rail station to the Museum, is located at 125 E. Holly St. at Arroyo Parkway. Please visit for schedules. Planning your Visit: For up-to-date information on our guidelines and protocols, please visit

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