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.
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.
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.