The home of the circus king and his wife, a couple from humble mid-western origins, Ca’ d’Zan stands as a testament to the American Dream of the Roaring Twenties. Inspired by and designed in the Venetian Gothic style of the palazzos that ring the Venice canals, this dazzling palatial mansion perfectly captures the splendor and romance of the Italy the Ringlings so loved. To honor its owner, they named it Ca’ d’Zan, “House of John”, in the dialect of their beloved Venice.
Dressed for the holidays, Ca' d'Zan features festive fireplace mantels, balconies, doors and most especially the 10-foot-tall tree that stands in the Grand Court. Explore Ca' d'Zan during extended viewing hours on Dec. 3, 10, and 17.
The Ringling and all of it's venues are closed today. Happy Holidays!
The Ringling and all its venues will close on Thursday, December 31 at 5:00 PM and will remain closed on New Years Day, January 1, 2016. We will re-open on Saturday, January 2. Happy New Year!
Join us to create your own art! This Family Workshop is a drop-in art activity for children ages 4-10 and their caregiver.
Kids Quests are 45-minute sessions facilitated by a museum educator, featuring conversations and a game surrounding one or two featured objects in The Ringling’s collection. There is a $2 cost per child and this fee gives the family access to the featured venue for the rest of the day.
What's on at our other venues
While the styles of clowns have evolved since the circus debuted, the role of the clown as a visual symbol of the circus is still strong. This exhibition examines the use of the clown image in circus advertising from the 1850's to present day.