Admissions and Tours
Buy tickets online, on-site, or at 941-358-3180
1. The Pavilion Gallery in the Center for Asian Art will be closed for reinstallation May 6 through August 9.
2. The Original Circus Museum will be closed for renovations beginning June 1, 2019. The Circus Museums's Tibbals Learning Center will remain open during this time, featuring the Howard Bros. Circus Model, Interactive Circus Gallery, and Circus History galleries.
3. The Museum of Art, Galleries 9, 10, and 11 will be closed for re-installation July 19 through through September, 2019.
Museum Admission includes entry to the Museum of Art and Circus Museum. This Admission does not include entry to the Ca’ d’Zan. When available, docent-led tours of the Museum of Art and Circus Museum are included with Museum Admission.
Prices: Adult $25 | Senior (65+) $23 | Child (6-17) $5 | Child 5 and under are Free | Members are Free
These discountedl Museum Admissions require a current ID and must be purchased in person: Active US Military $15 | Florida Teacher $10 | College Student $5 | FSU, USF, SCF, NCF, RCAD, and Eckerd College students are free.
Museum of Art Tours: Guided tours of the Museum of Art are offered throughout the day, Tuesday through Sunday. Tours are included with Museum Admission and are contingent upon availability. Gain insights into extraordinary works of art and their times. Discover how John 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 40-minute tour throughout the day. Meet in the Museum lobby to participate.
Circus Museum Tours are on hiatus while the Original Circus Museum is closed for renovations. Our docents will share the story of the Ringling brothers and how they developed their world class circus. Imagine what life was like for a circus performer and learn the fascinating behind-the-scenes details of the show. These 30-minute tours are offered at 12:00 and 1:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday in the Original Circus Museum. Tours are included with Museum Admission and are contingent upon availability. Meet in the Original Circus Museum lobby to participate.
Museum Admission + Explore the 1st Floor of Ca' d'Zan
Includes entry to the Museum of Art, the Circus Museum and a self-guided walk-through of the frist floor of Ca’d’Zan.
Price: Museum Admission + $10 | Members are Free
Museum Admission + Mable’s Tour of Ca' d'Zan
Includes entry to the Museum of Art, the Circus Museum and a docent-led tour of the first and second floors of Ca’d’Zan, the Ringling's winter home. Tours are approximately 40 minutes long and scheduled throughout the day. Access► Visitors must be able to climb stairs and stand for the duration of the tour.
Price: Museum Admission + $20 | Members are Free
John's Tour of Ca' d'Zan
This docent-led tour will lead you throughout areas of the mansion that are not included on Mables Tour. Highlights include the game room, the fourth floor bedroom, and the Belvedere Tower. This tour is approximately 45 minutes.This tour does not include Museum Admission. Access► John's tour includes of over 85 steps. Visitors must be able to climb stairs and stand for the duration of the tour. Access to the Belvedere Tower is contingent upon weather and tower maintenance projects.
Call 941-358-3180 to purchase Johns Tour.
Price: $30 | Members $10
John's Tour + Mable's Tour of Ca' d'Zan
Enjoy the full Ca’ d’Zan experience! This tour package consists of two docent-led tours, including the John's Tour and the Mable's Tour. Access► Visitors must be able to climb stairs and stand for the duration of both tours. Access the Belvedere Tower is contingent upon weather and tower maintenance.
Tickets for this Ca’d’Zan tour package may only be purchased by calling 941-358-3180 or on-site.
Price: $40 | Members $10
Art After 5 Admission - Thursdays 5:00-8:00 PM
Throughout June, July, and August, Art After 5 will include access to the Museum of Art and the Kotler-Coville Glass Pavillion only.
The Circus Museum, Tibbals Learning Center and Ca' d'Zan will not be available for viewing.
Price: Adult $15 | Child (6-17) $5 | Members are Free
Museums for All
Visitors with an EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) card receive free Museum Admission for the card holder and up to 3 guests. Simply show your EBT card and a state issued ID at the Admissions counter upon your arrival. Please note: Ca' d'Zan Admission is not included.
Every Monday the Museum of Art, including special exhibition galleries are free to the public. Regular admission pricing applies if you wish to visit the Circus Museum or Ca’d’Zan.
Blue Star Museums
The Ringling offers free Museum Admission to active Military personnel, including the National Guard and Reserve and their immediate families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Please present your current Military ID at the Admissions counter.
If you wish to extend your visit, a 3-Day Pass may be purchased in advance or you may upgrade your single-day admission at the Admissions counter prior to closing. 3-Day Passes are valid for three consecutive days of Museum admission, which includes the Museum of Art and Circus Museum. Please note that Ca' d'Zan is not included and passes are non-transferrable.
Price : Adult $35 | Child (6-17) $10
Bayfront Gardens Tour
Garden Tours are currently on hiatus and will return in the Fall. Please check back for availability.
This walking tour will introduce you to interesting botanical specimens on the estate while providing a historic overview of the development of the estate. The tour is 90 minutes in length and covers approximately 1 mile. We encourage visitors to wear appropriate footwear, preferably closed-toe, clothing, sunblock, and hats. Tours are subject to weather conditions. Garden Tours are offered throughout the winter every Saturday at 10:30 AM. Tickets must be purchased at least 24 hours advance.
Price: $15 | Members $10
Reciprocal Museum Membership Program
Members of the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association or Museum Alliance Reciprocal Program (MARP), Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM) or Southern Reciprocal Membership Program (SERM) who present their membership card indicating their affiliation, are entitled to:
► Per named cardholder- complimentary Admission to the Museum of Art and Circus Museum.
► 15% discount in the Museum restaurants and 10% discount in the Museum Stores.
► Note: Admission to Ca’ d’Zan, programs and special events are not included.