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Admissions and Tours

  • Visitors Pavilion
Admission and tour tickets may be purchased in person or in advance by calling 941-358-3180 
  • Gallery closures, please note:
    • Galleries 1 and 2 will be closed April 22-29

Museum Admission

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. All tours are based upon availability.

Tour Availability

► Museum of Art: Guided docent-led tours of the Museum of Art are offered throughout the day, Tuesday through Sunday. All tours are based upon availability. 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 40-minute tour throughout the day. Meet in the Museum lobby to participate.  

► Circus Museum: Our docents will share the story of the Ringling brothers and how they worked together to develop their world class circus.  You’ll also hear what life would have been like for a circus performer and learn the fascinating behind-the-scenes details of how the show all came together. 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. 

♦ Adult:  $25
♦ Senior 65+: $23
♦ College Student w/ID: $5 
♦ Child 6-17: $5
♦ Child 5 and under: Free
♦ US Active Military with ID: $15 
♦ Florida Teacher with ID: $10
♦ Members: Free
♦ Current students at FSU, USF, SCF, NCF, RCAD, and Eckerd College are Free w/ID

*Advance tickets are recommended for all Ca' d'Zan tours. Space is limited*

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 Ca’d’Zan first floor.

♦ Museum Admission + $10 / Free for Members

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. 

StairsPlease note► Visitors on this tour will climb a marble staircase and will stand for the duration of the tour (seating is not available). There is a historic elevator to bring visitors to the second floor of the mansion, but its use is contingent on on-going repairs. Please consult with admissions staff on the day of your visit. Motorized scooters can only be accommodated on the first floor of the mansion.

♦ Museum Admission + $20 / Free for Members

John's Tour of Ca' d'Zan

A docent-led tour throughout the areas of the mansion that are not included on the regular tour.  Highlights of this tour include the game room, the fourth floor bedroom, and the Belvedere Tower that provides Sarasota’s most spectacular view. This tour is approximately 45 minutes.

Stairs ► This tour consists of over 85 steps and an elevator is not available. Visitors must be able to climb stairs and stand for the duration of the tour.  For the safety of our visitors and staff, access to the Belvedere Tower is contingent upon weather and tower maintenance projects. Please note: The Belvedere Tower will be closed for restoration December 12-21, 2019

♦ $30 / Members $10 (Museum Admission is not included) 

The John + Mable 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.  This Ca’d’Zan Tour package may only be purchased by calling 941-358-3180 or at the admission desk.  Please note: The Belvedere Tower will be closed for restoration December 12-21, 2019

♦ $40 / Members $10  (Museum Admission is not included) 

Bayfront Gardens Guided Tour 

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 and must be purchased at least 24 hours advance online or by calling 941-358-3180.

♦ $15 / Members $10  (Museum Admission is not included) 

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Art After 5 Admission - Thursdays 5:00-8:00 PM

Art after 5 Admission includes entrance to the Museum of Art and Circus Museum.

♦ All Adults: $15
♦ Child 6-17 years: $5
♦ Members: Free

Art After 5 Tickets

Free Mondays

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.

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.

Blue Star Museums

The Ringling is offering 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.

3-Day Pass

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: Ca' d'Zan is not included and Passes are non-transferrable.

♦ Adults: $35 
♦ Child 6-17: $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.
Please note: Admission to Ca’ d’Zan, programs and special events are not included.