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Hours, Directions, and Parking

Hours

♦ Open daily 10:00am - 5:00pm, Thursdays until 8:00pm 
♦ Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day
♦ The Bayfront Gardens are open from 9:30am until 5:30pm

Please note: The Bayfront Gardens hours may vary due to special events including, but not limited to Ringling by the Bay and Wine Walk. Please inquire at the Visitors Pavilion upon arrival for time adjustments.

 

By Car

From Sarasota

Drive North on North Tamiami Trail (US 41) to University Parkway. Turn left onto the esplanade leading to the Museum. Turn right into the parking lot of the FSU Center for Performing Arts.

From Bradenton

Drive South on North Tamiami Trail (US 41) to University Parkway. Turn right onto the esplanade leading to the Museum. Turn Right into the parking lot of the FSU Center for Performing Arts.

From I-75, Exit 213

Drive West on University Parkway. At University Parkway and North Tamiami Trail (US 41) continue straight through the traffic light onto the esplanade leading to the Museum. Turn Right into the parking lot of the FSU Center for Performing Arts.

From Sarasota/Bradenton SRQ Airport

Upon exiting the airport turn right onto University Parkway. At University Parkway and North Tamiami Trail (US 41) continue straight through the traffic light onto the esplanade leading to the Museum. Turn Right into the parking lot of the FSU Center for Performing Arts.

Parking

Parking is free and is available in the front parking lot of the FSU Center for the Performing Arts.

Handicapped Parking is located in the northwest corner of the lot.

Historic Asolo Theater Directions

The Historic Asolo Theater is located within The Ringling Visitors Pavilion. Enter through the front door of the Visitor Pavilion and the Historic Asolo Theater is on the right. The Box Office ticket counter is in the lobby of the Visitors Pavilion.

Bus Driver Information

Bus Unloading
  • From the intersection of N. Tamiami Trail (US 41) and University Parkway, proceed west on the esplanade in front of the museum toward Bay Shore Road. 
  • The esplanade dead-ends in front of the Museum of Art. Turn right on Bay Shore Road. 
  • Pull into the “Bus Drop Off” area, which is on your immediate right. 
  • Drop off the chaperones, students, and lunches. 
  • This is a bus unloading zone only, so please move to the parking lot as soon as possible.
 
Bus Parking
  • From the “Drop Off” area drive north on Bay Shore Road. (The Ringling will be on your left.) 
  • Turn right at the first stop sign, College Road. Stay in the right lane. 
  • Turn right on North Tamiami Trail (US 41). 
  • Turn right immediately into the entrance of the FSU complex. It is marked for the Asolo Theater & the Cook Theater. 
  • The parking area for buses is on the east end of the parking lot right next to US 41.

 

Bicycle Parking

Bicycle Racks are located in front of the Visitor Pavilion.

Public Transportation

Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) bus #30 and #99 provide the service closet to The Ringling. For current bus route information visit https://www.scgov.net/scat

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