Tickets to the Norton Simon Museum

The Norton Simon Museum is delighted to welcome you back to our galleries and garden once again. To expedite entry, we encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance. Tickets are released approximately one week prior to each one-month block.

Prior to your visit, please review our Covid-19 Protocols & Guidelines, which will be strictly enforced.

Temporary Hours

Monday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Admission Fees & Tickets

Adults $15.00
Seniors (ages 62 and above) $12.00
Children (ages 18 and under) Free
Students with valid I.D. Free
Museum Members Free

The Museum also offers free admission to active military personnel (valid ID is required), museum colleagues (business card or staff badge is required), members of AAM and ICOM (membership card is required), members of the media (business card or staff badge is required) and holders of the EBT card. 

Advance tickets are no longer required, but are recommended to expedite check-in. Members check-in at the membership desk (no reservations required).


Ticketing Information

  • Advance tickets are no longer required, but are recommended to expedite check-in.
  • Our general admission tickets will be sold for a specific day but not a specific entry time.
  • We will release tickets one month at a time.
  • If you become sick or are unable to visit the museum, you may still redeem your ticket up to 4 weeks from the original visit date. 
  • Tickets are non-transferable.
  • If you qualify for one of our “free admission” categories, you must bring proof of eligibility with you at check-in.
  • Groups of more than six guests are not permitted at this time.
  • Tickets can only be reserved or purchased for one visit per order.

Questions? Please email [email protected].

Covid-19 Protocols & Guidelines

The health and safety of our visitors and staff is very important to us. These protocols will be strictly enforced.

  • Wear a face mask covering your mouth and nose at all times, even if you’ve been vaccinated.
  • Maintain a physical distance with people outside your group of at least 6 ft.
  • Stay home if you’re feeling unwell or have had contact with a person with Covid-19 symptoms.*
  • Occupancy throughout the galleries and gardens is limited. To ensure entry, we strongly encourage you to purchase or reserve tickets in advance. Please plan on arriving no earlier than ten minutes before your ticket time.
  • Handwashing is encouraged, and hand sanitizing stations are available in select areas of the museum.
  • Groups of more than six guests are not permitted. Onsite instruction is not allowed.

* Covid-19 symptoms include a fever of 100° or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, chills, headache, muscle ache, a new loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

Other Temporary Changes

In addition to our Covid-19 protocols, we have instituted the following temporary changes:

  • Our theater remains closed.
  • Drinking fountains are unavailable. Water is available for purchase in our garden café.
  • In-person programming and tours, audio guides and printed brochures are temporarily suspended.
  • Our coat check is limited. Please leave all bags, purses or other carried items larger than 11” x 15” at home or in your vehicle. They will not be permitted in the galleries or garden.