Visitor Information


Monday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Museum Store, Cafe and Gardens close 15 minutes prior to the Museum closing.

The Museum is closed Tuesdays, Rose Parade Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

The Museum's Sculpture Garden is open to visitors year-round. However, it is closed during heavy rains and sections can remain closed for several days following rains.


The Museum is CLOSED on:
Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving)
Sunday, December 25 (Christmas)
Monday, January 2 (Rose Parade Day) 

The Museum is OPEN but with these SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURS from: 
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 25 (day after Thanksgiving)
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 24 (Christmas Eve)
12:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve)
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 1 (New Year’s Day)

Admission Fees

Adults $12.00
Seniors (ages 62 and above) $9.00
Children (ages 18 and under) Free
Students with valid I.D. Free
Museum Members Free
Active Military Personnel with valid I.D. Free
Acoustiguide Audio Tour $3.00 per unit/
Free for Members

Admission is free for all visitors the first Friday of every month from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Unless otherwise stated, events are free with admission and no reservations are required.

The Museum also offers free admission to 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. 

To purchase tickets in advance, please click here.


Norton Simon Museum

411 W. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91105-1825


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The Museum's parking lot is free of charge.


Please click here for information on private, public and self-guided tours at the Museum.

Security Notice

All umbrellas, backpacks, bags or purses over 11 x 15 inches must be checked-in at the Check Room and retrieved before the Museum closes. Please note that all items brought into the Museum are subject to search. Please leave all non-essential items in your vehicle. Backpacks, carriers and purses worn on the back of any size may not be worn in the galleries.