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! To learn more about tours and themes please scroll down.

At this time 2022-2023 school tour requests are closed. Please visit us back on August 8th when the school planning form opens for 2023-2024 school year.

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.

Self-Guided School Tours

The Norton offers free self-guided opportunities for middle and high school classes. Self-guided visits allow students to explore works of art independently with their teachers. Educational materials to support self-guided visits can be provided by Norton staff with advanced notice. Self-guided visits are limited to 15 people per timeslot. All students, teachers and chaperones must adhere to the Norton’s COVID-19 policies.

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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For more information please contact: 

Jacqueline Lim-Acosta

Tours 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.