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The Norton Simon Museum is committed to providing meaningful educational opportunities to all members of its community: children and their families, students and teachers, lifelong learners and people with different abilities. The Museum’s programs are designed to foster the imagination and build a deep understanding of human creativity and expression. They center on the Museum’s outstanding art collections, which range from classical Indian and Southeast Asian sculpture, to European painting, sculpture and prints from the early Renaissance through the early 20th century, to postwar American painting, sculpture and photography.

Education Department
626.844.6980
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Museum from Home

While our onsite programs are suspended, we have assembled some of our digital resources to help you engage with the collection virtually. 

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Distance Learning

Find resources for teachers, designed to help support art engagement—whether in the classroom or virtually.

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Schools & Teachers

Engage with the Museum’s collection through staff-guided, inquiry-based tours for grades 5–12 before the museum is open to the public. Teachers also have the option of scheduling a self-conducted tour during the Museum’s public hours. To find out more and schedule a tour, click the link below.

Students with valid ID are always free.

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Family, Youth and Teens

Explore the collections and special exhibitions of the Norton Simon Museum through engaging tours, hands-on workshops and designed to inspire and delight the whole family.

Stories in the Afternoon Young Artists’ Workshop
Family Days Middle School ArtsLab
Art Adventures Tour Teen Arts
Thursday Summer Fun  Family Festival
   
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Tours & Group Visits

Experience the richness of the Museum’s collection through guided tours and talks led by professional Museum Educators. Tours of the Norton Simon Museum collections and gardens provide a personalized and intimate way to experience art.

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Adult Art Classes

Enjoy art-making workshops and in-gallery courses in conjunction with the permanent collection and special exhibitions.

Drawing Classes  
Art-Making Workshops  
   
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Visitors with Special Needs

All visitors are welcome to enjoy the diverse collections at the Norton Simon Museum. Educational programming for students and adults with special needs are provided upon request.

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Watch & Listen

Audio tours, podcasts, brochures and videos enhance an onsite and online knowledge of the Museum’s collections and the history of the institution.

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