The Ringling is open daily except for Thanksgiving and Christmas Days. Admission includes entrance to three of the historic buildings: Ca' d'Zan, Museum of Art, Circus Museum and the Bayfront Gardens. Admission prices start at $25/adult; $23/seniors; $18/student with ID; $5/children ages 6-17; free for children 5 and under. Tickets for active military are $10 each. If you would like guided tours of Ca' d'Zan and the Museum of Art, the price is an additional $10/person.
Free Mondays/Art After 5
Every Monday admission to the Museum of Art is free. And, on Thursdays, admission is just $10 each after 5 p.m.
Directions & Parking
The Ringling is located just off of Hwy. 41 and Ringling Plaza. Parking is available on the Florida State University campus near the Center for Performing Arts.
If you loved the circus, you are sure to enjoy a visit to The Ringling. Located in Sarasota and adjacent to Florida State University, The Ringling is a showpiece of days gone by. With collections of some of the world's greatest artwork, circus memorabilia, and gardens, this is a must see attraction for those visiting the Sarasota area.
There are three dining options at The Ringling: Muse at The Ringling; The Banyan Cafe; and The Museum Cafe.
Muse is a full service restaurant serving lunch and dinner with a full bar selection. The menu includes sophisticated foods with an international panache. Reservations are recommended.
The Banyan Cafe is an outdoor eatery that serves up light meals such as salads, sandwiches, burgers and hotdogs.
The Museum Cafe is a coffee house located upstairs in the Visitors Pavilion. They serve a variety of pastries along with your favorite coffee or tea.
Picnics are allowed in designated on the grounds of The Ringling. Make it a full day with your family or friends and enjoy the gardens, the waterfront, promenade and more.
The Museum Store has a variety of circus-themed items - perfect for gifts or your own souvenir. The store features jewelry, books, games, ornaments, music and much more. The store is located at the Visitor Pavilion.
The Circus Store featuring posters, wall art, books, t-shirts, jewelry and more has something for everyone. Take home a circus keepsake.
Weddings and Corporate Events
The Ringling offers the perfect backdrop for your wedding. The gardens, Ca' d'Zan terrace and many other lovely spots would be perfect for you to say "I do".
Corporate events such as meetings, receptions, picnics, tours, family fun days, whatever your corporate need The Ringling offers some great venues from which to choose.
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