The Museum offers limited, free In-Person Museum Educator-Led School Tours for grades 5–12 on Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings.
Schools & Teachers
The Norton Simon Museum welcomes teachers and their students to engage with its magnificent art collection. For the 2023–2024 school year, we are pleased to offer limited Museum Educator-led in-person school tours for up to 60 students on Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings. For schools unable to visit in person, we offer Museum Educator-led virtual school tours for up to 30 students on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Details and registration information can be found below.
We also encourage teachers to utilize our online resources designed to support engagement with art. Explore the Norton Simon collections with your students through 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.
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Virtual Museum Educator-Led School Tour
The Museum offers limited, free Virtual Museum Educator-Led School Tours for grades 5-12 on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Held over WebEx.
Self-Conducted School Tour
Educators can make arrangements to tour their own students through the Museum galleries during open hours.
Explore the content and context of artworks in the Norton Simon collection with these curriculum packets designed for middle- to high-school teachers.
Spotlight on Art: Videos for Schools
Take a closer look at artworks from the collection in this series of short videos led by Museum educators.