The 2023-2024 school year is just around the corner. If you are a teacher or school administrator in the Los Angeles area, you should consider a class field trip to the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. We are proud supporters of the museum and everything they offer. It is a place to learn and experience incredible art from around the world. Students of all ages will enjoy visiting this local institution.
Tour Reservations Open for the 2023-2024 School Year
As of July 15, 2023, the Norton Simon Museum is accepting reservations for the 2023-2024 school year. The museum welcomes teachers and students to expert a guided tour of the museum and its vast art collection. Each student group tour is led by a knowledgeable Museum Educator and can accommodate up to 60 students. These museum tours will be hosted on Thursday and Friday mornings throughout the school year. That means reservations are limited and you will not want to wait long to arrange your class trip.
Virtual Group Tours for Classrooms
In addition to in-person guided tours, the Norton Simon Museum offers virtual tours led by their Museum Educators. These take place on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and can accommodate up to 30 students. This is a wonderful option for schools and classrooms that are unable to plan a physical visit. Again, spaces are limited, so it’s best to start planning now to ensure a virtual tour appointment.
More Educational Resources
Beyond these virtual tours for students, there are many incredible online learning resources available through the Norton Simon Museum. They offer many articles, videos and interactive tools that can help you introduce your students to the fine arts community. You can explore digital exhibitions and search through the entire collection to learn about specific pieces at the museum. It can be truly fascinating to learn about the history and provenance of the works and how they became part of the museum’s collection.
We highly recommend the “Spotlight on Art” series of videos that are great for teachers and students. They will inspire creative thinking and some videos even have interactive hands-on art activities that you can enjoy.
Plan Your Visit
Of course, the Norton Simon Museum is always a fantastic place to plan a day. It doesn’t have to be a school trip. They have different special exhibitions throughout the year and a permanent collection on display at all times. You can arrange for guided tours or purchase the audio tour option for a self-guided stroll through the museum grounds. There is so much to experience here, which is why we are always happy to promote what they are offering at the Norton Simon Museum!