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.
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.
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|