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World Circus Day

When:
April 17th
@
Time:
All Day
Past Event
Family Friendly
Where:
Circus Museum

 

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 
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