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Kids & Families

  • bolger playspace at the ringlingq

Summer Circus Spectacular

Witness hijinks and hilarity, derring-do dexterity and air-borne ballet that will leave you amazed, startled, and gasping in wonder. You might even get into the act and learn a little about circus history while you’re at it. So bring the kids, the grandparents - ah, bring everybody you know – it’s the Circus Sarasota and it’s sensational!

They perform every morning and again at an afternoon matinee  at the Historic Asolo Theater in partnership with The Ringling. It’s just about the most fun anyone’s had at the circus since the Ringling Bros. hooked up with Barnum & Bailey. So be sure to get your tickets in advance – Circus Sarasota’s Summer Circus Spectacular is just about the most popular entertainment in town. Learn more

Summer Circus forSummer Camps

The Summer Circus Spectacular program for camp groups is currently fully booked.  Please call (941) 359-5700 ext. 3705 to inquire about slots that may open up due to cancellations.


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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