K-12 School Tours

The Museum invites all K-12 audiences to engage in and explore the Norton collection through themed tours that connect to Florida State Standards. All learning levels welcome. We look forward to seeing you and your students at The Norton!

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Questions? Please e-mail [email protected]

Tour Experiences

Guided Tours

In-person tours are student-centered and interactive guided discussions in the galleries through close looking and activities and are designed to support classroom curriculum and teaching objectives. Groups can add an Extended Tour option to their guided tours, which includes an art activity led by a Norton teaching artist in the Museum classrooms.

Home School Tours

Throughout the year, the Norton offers Virtual School Tour and In-Person school tour events for home school families. Tours feature art from the Norton’s Permanent Collection or a special exhibition. Tours offer student-centered and interactive guided discussions through close looking and activities, led by Norton educators.

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Virtual School Tours

This virtual tour is taught live from the galleries and features two to three works of art from the Museum’s permanent collection or special exhibition. Tours offer student-centered and interactive guided discussions through close looking and activities. Tour can focus on the themes of Learning to Look, Stories in Art, STEAM, or Special Exhibitions. Schools may participate using Google Meet, Zoom, or Microsoft Teams. Learn more about our Virtual School Tours here.

Teacher-Led School Tour & Norton Art+

The Norton offers free self-guided opportunities for middle and high school classes. Teacher Led visits allow students to explore works of art independently with their teachers. Educational materials such as sketching supplies to support self-guided visits can be provided by Norton staff with advanced notice. Self-guided visits are limited to 30 people per timeslot.

Looking to add an activity to your teacher-led tour? Check out the Norton Art+ Augmented Reality iPad at the Norton during your visit! Learn more about the app and how you can explore contemporary art in a whole new way. Learn more about Norton Art+ here.

Tour Themes

Learning to Look

What does it take to truly see a work of art? Students practice critical thinking skills and connect with works of art by looking closely, learning new vocabulary to describe what they see, discussing points of view, and discovering personal connections. Students come to understand the Museum as a place for learning and fun.

Grade: K-12
Florida Standards: VA, LA, SS, WL 

Stories in Art

In every culture, visual artists tell stories through art to share knowledge and viewpoints, and to inspire others. This tour features works of art from the Bronze Age to today, and builds understanding of how artists tell stories using color and line, pose and gesture, setting and symbolism. 

Grade: K-12
Florida Standards: VA, LA, SS, WL 


Cultivate creative thinking and enhance STEM curriculum though the Norton’s STEAM tour. Students make connections between the arts, math, and science through careful observation and discussion. Students explore the architecture of the Museum and original works of art from the Bronze Age to the present. 

Grade: K-12
Florida Standards: VA, SC, MA

Educator Opportunities

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Request a Tour

For more information please contact: 

Jacqueline Lim-Acosta

Tour Coordinator
(561) 832-5196 x1046
[email protected]

This program was made possible by the generosity of the Itto Willits Charitable Foundation, with additional support provided by The William Randolph Hearst Endowment Fund for Education and Outreach Programs.