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Norton Simon Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Great museum

A lovely midsize museum with an amazing collection. Sorry that the gardens were closed due to rain... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Modern museum in a serene environment

One of my favorite museums to visit. Absolutely love the sculpture garden- especially at night with... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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The Norton Simon Museum is known around the world as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. Over a 30-year period, industrialist Norton Simon (1907–1993) amassed an astonishing collection of European art from the...more
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411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1825
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A lovely midsize museum with an amazing collection. Sorry that the gardens were closed due to rain on the day of our visit. We really enjoyed the Asian collection, a special tapestry exhibit, and the modern portion of the collection. Highly recommend a visit to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

One of my favorite museums to visit. Absolutely love the sculpture garden- especially at night with the illuminations. Go check it out!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Love the sculpture garden and impressionist works. Great Degas collection. It’s a nice size museum to visit . Not overwhelming but a good collection, nice place to lunch also.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank cocop16
Reviewed 1 week ago

On-site parking. Good impressionist, post-impressionist, and other modern art collections. A number of Picasso, Monet, and Degas works. Very managable museum - a couple hours will easily let you see most works. Garden area has many fine sculptures, including several by Rodin.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mick L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There’s a lot to see at the Norton Simon and it’s best taken in bite-size chunks. So this day, we just sauntered around the sculpture garden on a late afternoon and savored the sculptures and nature in their restful garden with pond setting. Trees, sky,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To those of us who are captivated by alluring art the jewel in the crown of any and all visits to the gorgeous town of Pasadena, is, without a doubt, a visit to the magnificent and yet, preciously intimate, Norton Simon Museum. As we explore...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DiannaOlivaDay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take a look at the floor plan. To the left of the entrance is a wonderful collection of mostly French art; to the right European; lower level Asian. Nice cafe in a beautiful sculpture garden. Allow about 3 hours.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mgerhardt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful gem and a marvelous experience in Pasadena. My wife and I viewed the two current exhibitions: Titian's 'Portrait of a Lady in White' and 'Once Upon a Tapestry: Woven Tales of Dido and Helen' and were so overwhelmed by the depth of them...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank twomartinilunch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a must see if you are in the vacinity of Pasadena and love art. It also features an outdoor sulpture garden and cafe. There is free parking

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank jerryanddiane
Reviewed 10 January 2019

Magnificent museum. Entry cost is very reasonable for the quality of the holdings. The film about Simon himself is interesting and revealing. If you do nothing else in Pasadena -- GO.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from tennisman2016 | Reviewed this property |
$15-adult; $12-senior
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Per their website: Adults $12.00 Seniors (ages 62 and above) $9.00 Children (ages 18 and under) Free Students with valid I.D. Free
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Monday - 12 pm - 5 pm Tuesday - Closed Wednesday 12 pm - 5 pm Thursday 12 pm - 5 pm Friday 11 am - 8 pm Saturday 11 am - 8 pm Sunday 11 am - 8 pm