World Circus Day is celebrated all over the world annually, and we are celebrating!
♦ Children 17 and under will receive free admission when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Buy Adult Museum Admission
♦ Circus Arts Conservatory will perform 2 mini-shows!
Performances will take place on the grounds at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.
♦ Historic circus films by Buster Bailey will be shown continuously in the Historic Asolo Theater. Learn more about these films
This project was supported by a Recordings at Risk grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The grant program is made possible by funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
♦ Enjoy special circus themed menu offerings from Metz Culinary Management:• Mable's Coffee & Tea: Cotton Candy Frappucino • The Wandering Chef Food Truck: Corn Dogs and French Fry Special, popcorn, and cotton candy. • The Ringling Grillroom: Circus Themed Flatbread Special, Monte Cristo Sandwich Special, Cotton Candy Martini,and Cotton Candy Creme Brulee!
♦ Explore these circus themed educational offerings anytime!
For kids and families:• Homeschool Third Thursday | Circus STEAM Welcome - YouTube playlist • Portraits and Portrayal: The Ringling Brothers - YouTube playlist• FAM Circus Poster Collage | Art Activity - YouTube• Quick Crafts - Trapeze Artists - YouTube• Quick Crafts - Circus Costume Design - YouTube• Circus Costume Design - colored pencils, crayons, or markers. Watch a Quick Craft tutorial on Youtube - Actividad de diseñador de vestuario en español• Circus Poster Design - blank paper, colored pencils, crayons, or markers - Actividad de carteles del circo en español• Clown Makeup - template, scissors, crayons or colored pencils• Circus Postcard - template, printer, scissors, glue, markers• Create a Family Business - pencil and paper• Circus Route Planning - printed handout (if printer available) and marker• Circus Physics - pencil and calculator• Trapeze Artists - template, crayons, string, tape, smoothie straw• Circus Steam | Arts | Circus Backyard - circus posters, circus act materials such as hula hoops or juggling scarves• Circus STEAM | Science | Compressed Air Cannons - thick plastic bottle, scissors, latex balloon, duct or masking tape• Circus STEAM | Science | Circus Catapult - 10 Popsicle sticks, rubber bands, bottle cap, glue, measuring tape, firing power!• Circus STEAM | Science | Cotton Candy Science - 2 wooden spoons, whisk, plastic bags or newspaper, candy thermometer, cooking spray + food ingredients.• Circus STEAM | Technology | Origami Paper Whistle - copy paper and scissors• Circus STEAM | Technology | Paper Whistles - copy paper, scissors, x-acto knife, glue stick• Circus STEAM | Engineering | Engineer a Railroad Curve - paper, pencil• Circus STEAM | Engineering | Build a Miniature Circus Tent - toothpicks, mini-marshmallows, paper, tissues, string• Circus STEAM | Mathematics | Ticket Sales - paper, pencil
For adults:• Contemporary Questions about the Historic Circus: Marketing the "Ubangi Savages" - YouTube • Music In The Circus Virtual Panel Discussion - YouTube• Behind the Scenes of the Howard Bros Model - YouTube• Virtual Gallery Talk: Circus and Suffrage - YouTube• Gallery Talk: Early Circus Prints - YouTube• The Story of Millie-Christine McKoy: Contemporary Questions about the Historic Circus - YouTube• Coffee with a Curator: Jennifer Lemmer Posey on the Ringling Brothers - YouTube• Virtual Gallery Talk: The Ringling Archives - YouTube