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Kids & Families

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View All Scheduled Family Programs

Summer Circus Spectacular

On June 16 the curtain goes up on the annual Summer Circus Spectacular at The Historic Asolo Theater.  Presented in collaboration with The Circus Arts Conservatory of Sarasota, this on-stage exhibition of circus artistry provides delightful – and affordable – summer entertainment for “children of all ages.”

The 2015 Circus Spectacular will amaze and dazzle you!  Join us for an hour of thrilling family fun and enjoy the hilarious antics of Kirk Marsh, award-winning 13 year old  juggler Sebastian St. Jules, the daring teeterboard acrobatics of the Alvarez Family, world renowned risley act stars the Anastasini Brothers, and the magnificent “Queen of the air,” Dolly Jacobs, and more! Tickets for individuals will be availabe in March, please check back!

Attention all Summer Camps!

The Ringling's Summer Circus Spectacular is a fun way to keep your campers cool this summer. Campers will experience an entertaining circus show, the Circus Museum and the beautiful Bayfront Gardens. Learn more.


Family Workshops

Family Workshops are facilitated weekend programs for children ages 4-10 and their caregiver. The programs connect features of The Ringling to hands-on activities. Together you will investigate one area of The Ringling, then explore it more deeply by working on science experiments, art-making or other open-ended projects.


ROAR! Ringling Order of Art Readers

Give a child the gift of reading and you give them the world at their fingertips. Families with children 4 to 7 are invited to join The Ringling Order of Art Readers. A Ringling staff member will enchant children with a story about art and follow it with a fun craft or activity. Registration is required. Programs are limited to 20 children and an adult must accompany each child. Get your kids to ROAR! about Reading!


The David F. Bolger Playspace

Slide, swing, splash, tumble and bounce: every so often the child in all of us needs to get outdoors, let go and just play. Now families and school groups visiting The Ringling have just such a place to gather, The David F. Bolger Playspace, where a tower and slide, basket swings, hand-powered fountains and other novel pieces of equipment promise to deliver good times and gales of laughter.


Family Friendly Itinerary

The Ringling is the perfect place for a day filled with family fun! This self-guided itinerary highlights some kid-friendly exhibits and activities and provides introduces John and Mable Ringling and the Museum they built. View Itinerary


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