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.
The Museum offers a wide variety of resources for adult audiences who are interested in learning about the history or art and the Norton Simon collections. Gathered here you can find our collection of short videos exploring a single artwork, drawing lessons and guides, our series of art-centered meditations, and essays and posts from our curators, educators and conservator.LEARN MORE
Schools & Teachers
Explore the Norton Simon collections with your students through self-guided, Museum Educator-guided, or virtual school tours. Review curriculum packets investigating a wide range of artworks. Watch our “Spotlight on Art” series of short videos designed for teachers and students. Read tips for looking at art that provide multiple entry points for students to make connections and find personal meaning. And experiment with materials and processes through hands-on art-making activities inspired by objects in the collection.LEARN MORE
Tours & Group Visits
The Museum offers virtual school tours and permits independent tour by operators and teachers.LEARN MORE
Family, Youth and Teens
Explore the collections and special exhibitions of the Norton Simon Museum through engaging programs, art-making projects, videos and other resources designed to inspire and delight the whole family.
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.LEARN MORE
Watch & Listen
Browse the Museum’s vast collection of audio tours, podcasts and videos that highlight the magnificent Norton Simon collections, and the fascinating exhibitions and projects spearheaded by the Museum staff.LEARN MORE
More to Explore
Continue to explore the Museum’s broad range of resources that highlight the outstanding Norton Simon collections and ongoing projects from our curatorial and education staff.LEARN MORE
Teachers and students can explore the Museum's additional resources to assist with visits, exams and more.LEARN MORE