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Group Visits

Being a part of a group of people with similar interests is one of the best ways to discover The Ringling. Whether your group prefers to self-guide or have a docent-led tour, your experience will be memorable! Groups of 20 or more will receive discounted pricing. 

To help us plan your group visit, complete the online Group Visit Inquiry form, or contact us at groupsales@ringling.org, or 941-358-3176. You may view or download printable Group Visit information here.

Build your Itinerary

1.  Museum Admission: Includes access to the Museum of Art, Circus Museum and Bayfront Gardens. 

Prices:  Adults & Seniors, $20 ♦ Children, $5 ♦ Group Leader and/or Bus Driver, Free

Museum of Art: Discover galleries filled with treasures inclduing Old Masters, contemporary art, and special exhibitions. The courtyard features fountains, sculptures, and Michelangelo’s David.

Circus Museum: The Circus Museum includes the Original Circus Museum and the Tibbals Learning Center. Here you will explore the rich history of the circus, see the amazing Howard Bros. Circus Model, and experience hands-on interactives that will allow you to become a center-ring star. 

Bayfront Gardens: Stroll the 66 acres of magnificent grounds and gardens, featuring Mable Ringling’s Rose Garden.

2.  Add a Tour to your Museum Admission (optional) 

Note: Groups may need to be split into smaller groups for tours.

Ca' d'Zan Self-Guided Walk-through of 1st Floor: Wind your way through the mansion’s first floor, offering a sense of what it was like to be a guest of John and Mable. Additional $10 per person.

Ca' d'Zan Docent-led Tour of 1st & 2nd Floor: Experience the main living spaces of the first and second floors of the mansion. Here, every nook and cranny tells a story and our informed and entertaining docents share them as they lead you through the Ringlings’ beloved home. (40 minutes)  Additional $20 per person. 

Please note: Visitors touring Ca' d'Zan beyond the first floor must climb a marble staircase and will stand for the duration of the tour (seating is not available). Learn more  about accessibility throughout the estate here.

Museum of Art, Private Docent-led Tour:  Additional $200 per 20 guests

Circus Museum, Private Docent-led Tour:  Additional $200 per 20 guests

3. Dining Options

For group dining arrangements contact Ann Marie Grew at 941-359-5700, ext. 5710 or annmarie@tableseide.com

Muse at The Ringling: A full-service restaurant offering group menus for lunch and dinner. Reservations are available in advance.

Museum Store Cafe: Offers freshly-brewed coffee, baked treats, sandwiches, and salads.

Banyan Cafe: This self-service cafe features a family-friendly menu. Food vouchers and group menus are available. Advance reservations are required.

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