The Children’s Welcome Center, located inside the Visitors Pavilion, has many resources to help you make the most of your visit! The written materials can be accessed online as pdfs (below), and they are also pre-printed and available for pick up upon arrivalYou are also welcome to use our clipboards, drawing paper, pencils, viewfinders, and more. 

Teacher Guides

Teacher Guides are designed to use while visiting The Ringling with your students, and offer contextual information about all of our venues and discussion starters to use with students. Teacher Guides and student worksheets ready for pick up in the Children’s Welcome Center. 

Museum of Art Teacher Guide

Tour the European Art collection located in the original 21 Galleries in the Museum of Art. This guide is designed to help teachers facilitate conversations with their students while exploring the Museum of Art.

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Circus Museum Teacher Guide

Tour the Circus Museum and learn about the rich history of the American circus! This guide is designed to help teachers facilitate conversations and learning with their students while exploring the Circus Museum.

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Bayfront Gardens Teacher Guide

Whether you teach science, math, English language arts, visual art, social studies, or are just looking for a great picnic spot, the Bayfront Gardens provide a rich learning environment for students of all ages.

The student and teacher worksheets “Growing at The Ringling” (located below), provide STEAM activities for students to take a learning scavenger hunt to key environmental areas throughout  campus.

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Student Worksheets

Lesson Resources can be used in the classroom or in the museum galleries and are themed around curriculum and rooted in Florida standards.

Museum of Art & Circus Museum Worksheets

CEU Workshops

Professional development workshops are scheduled throughout the year. Participating teachers will receive 3 hours of continuing education credit.

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