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Experiencing the transformational nature of great art inspires the creative programming at the Norton Simon Museum. Lectures, tours, performances and hands-on activities provide insight into artistic practices that were initiated in the past but continue to influence and inform the present.

Education Department
626.844.6980
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Schools & Educators

Engage with the Norton Simon Museum’s collection through staff-guided, inquiry-based tours for grades 5–12. Self-conducted, teacher-guided tours are available for grades K–12 and college students. Students with valid ID are always free.

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Family & Youth

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

Year-round Programs  
Stories in the Afternoon Young Artists’ Workshop
Family Days Middle School ArtsLab
Family Art Nights Teen Arts Academy
   
Seasonal Programs  
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 on-staff Museum Educators. Tours of the Norton Simon Museum collections and gardens provide a unique 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. The art-making classes are taught by teaching artists on weekend mornings before the Museum opens to the public.

Year-round Programs  
Drawing Classes  
Art-Making Workshops  
   
Seasonal Program  
In Studio: Art Demonstration  
   
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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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Multimedia

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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