Tickets to the Norton Simon Museum

The Norton Simon Museum is delighted to welcome you to our galleries and garden. Advance tickets are recommended but not required. Members check-in at the membership desk (no reservations required). Tickets are released approximately one week prior to each one-month block. 

Please review the information listed below before your visit. We look forward to seeing you soon.


Monday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 12:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 - 7:00 p.m.

12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Please note our sculpture garden, café and store close at 4:45 p.m. (6:45 p.m. on Friday and Saturday). The final entry time for non-members or visitors without tickets is 4:15 p.m. (6:15 p.m. on Friday and Saturday). 

Admission Fees & Tickets

Adults $20.00
Seniors (ages 62 and above) $15.00
Children (ages 18 and under) Free
Students with valid I.D. Free
Museum Members Free

Admission is free for all visitors the first Friday of every month from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Unless otherwise stated, events are free with admission and no reservations are required

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), holders of the EBT card, visitors who are legally blind, and caregivers accompanying visitors with disabilities.

Advance tickets are not required, but are recommended to expedite check-in. Members check-in at the membership desk (no reservations required).


Ticketing Information

  • Advance tickets are recommended but not required.
  • 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 15 guests are not permitted at this time.
  • Tickets can only be reserved or purchased for one visit per order.

Questions? Please email [email protected].

Other Tips for Your Visit

  • Audio tours can be accessed via personal mobile devices; please remember to bring your own headphones to use in our galleries.  
  • 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.
  • Read more of our Tips & Guidelines