On the third Thursday of the month, join The Ringling for a FREE hands-on learning program, designed for homeschooling families and small groups. During this interactive program, families will explore the museum where you’ll learn about works of art, how art connects to other subject areas like English language arts, and try new art techniques. Each program is accompanied by background information for the adults, discussion questions to ponder over as a family, and additional lesson plans and activities to continue the learning at home. Monthly program themes can be found below.
Please note that this is a self- guiding program. Wristbands, a map, and a program packet with activities and information will be provided at check-in and families are invited to explore the museum at their own pace
September | Circus
The September program is SOLD-OUT! Please check back for our October program.
Come one, come all! Step right up and explore circus at The Ringling! Discover the Tibbals Learning Center, the world’s largest circus miniature, and all the talents and spectacles of the circus! After learning about the circus, test your skills in our hands-on learning gallery! Join us in the classroom for circus art making and group reading!
October | Grounds and Gardens
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is renowned for its influential collection of European, Asian, and contemporary art and its spectacular circus collection, but did you know The Ringling is also home to 66-acres of grounds and gardens? This month, we will explore The Ringling gardens through self-guided activities and guided tours of the gardens every 30-minutes! Join us for group reading and guided artmaking activities throughout the day in the classroom!
November | Museum of Art
All aboard!! Grab your passports, we’re going on an adventure! This month, families will explore the world through art! Follow your maps to discover art throughout time and place in the Museum of Art. At each location, you can check off a page on your passport and participate in an activity. Complete your passport journey to receive a prize on your way out of the museum!
There will be no Homeschool Third Thursday program in December.