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Tours


Featured Tour

Depicting Décolletage: The Pink Ribbon Tour

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and The Ringling is celebrating women with this self-guided tour in the Museum of Art. Our hope is that public support will encourage research, leading to prevention, treatment, and one day a cure for all forms of cancer.

Throughout history, artists have offered us many different depictions of breasts: nurturing breasts, seductive breasts, demure breasts, and even breasts bared in rebellion. Follow this self-guided tour through The Ringling Museum of Art and discover the significance of the breast throughout the centuries.

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Ca' d'Zan Tours

Private Places Tour – Special Ca’ d’Zan Experience

Peek inside the life and lifestyle of the one of the world’s richest men: the game room where Broadway producer Flo Zeigfeld, New York Mayor Jimmy Walker and the Circus King may have played poker together. The fourth floor bedroom where Will Rogers always insisted on sleeping and the Belvedere Tower that still provides Sarasota’s most spectacular view. This 45-minute tour takes you to the mansion’s private places and our docents regale you with the stories behind them. Museum Admission is not required to enjoy this tour. Tickets are $20/$10 for Ringling Members.

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Guided Tour of Ca’ d’Zan

Experience Ca’ d’Zan as if you were a guest of the Ringlings. Here, every nook and cranny tells a story and our informed and entertaining docents share them as they lead you through the first and second floors of John and Mable’s beloved home. Tours are approximately 35 minutes long and scheduled throughout the day. Tickets are $5, free for Ringling Members.  Museum Admission required.

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Self-Guided Tour of Ca’ d’Zan

Wander through the mansion’s first floor. This tour is included with Museum Admission.


Museum of Art Tours

Permanent Collection Tour

Gain new insights into extraordinary works of art and their times. Discover how Ringling developed the collection. And learn about his vision to create a center for the arts in Sarasota. Well-versed and always ready to engage, our docents lead this 45-minute tour throughout the day. This tour is included with Museum Admission. To participate, meet in the Museum lobby.

Self-Guided Tour of the Museum of Art

Wander and wonder through the galleries at your own pace. Signage is informative and insightful, adding to your appreciation of the work in each of the 31 individual galleries. This tour is included with Museum Admission.


Circus Museum Tours

Guided Tour of the Circus Museum

Remember the excitement of visiting the circus for the first time? Our docents recreate that experience when they introduce you to the history and magic of life under the big top. 35-minutes of pure joy, the tour is scheduled throughout the day and is included with Museum Admission. Participants meet at the Original Circus Museum.

Self-Guided Tour of the Circus Museum

Run away to the Circus for the day. See the unbelievable Howard Bros. Circus Model. Study the famous faces in the Feld’s Greatest Show on Earth poster. Experience the interactive galleries in the Tibbals Learning Center. Delight in the Museum’s collection of memorabilia. This tour is included with Museum Admission.


Private Tours

Explore your special interest with an informed and entertaining docent on a private tour. Private tours are available for the Museum of Art, Ca' d'Zan and the Circus Museum. Arrangements for private tours must be made 2 weeks in advance and prices begin at $100. Call 941-358-3180 to schedule your private tour.


School or Community Group K-20

Make it the class trip your students never forget. Guided and Self-guided tours are available for school groups K-20.

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Group Tours

Your group visit will be enriched with the addition of a scheduled tour. Tours are available in the Museum of Art, Circus Museum and Ca' d'Zan. Groups of 10 or more should schedule tours in advance to ensure availability. 

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