Give the Gift of Membership!
This year, give the gift that surprises and engages all year-round. Our Membership staff will mail a gift certificate along with a temporary membership card to your gift recipient. Gift memberships may be purchased in person or online. You may select from the varied membership levels below.
Note: Membership benefits can be accessed onsite immediately with a photo ID or the temporary membership card until your permanent card arrives in the mail. Permanent membership cards may be delayed due to staff furloughs; thank you for your patience.
As a member you will discover things to inspire you all year round! Our programs are designed to provide you with the utmost access to our expert staff and the artists and performers visiting our campus. Your support makes our exhibitions, lectures, childrens activities, and performances possible. With your help, The Ringling will continue to be an inspiring resource for our community.Some member experiences may be limited or unavailable as we continue our phased approach to the re-opening of the museum and grounds. The personal safety of our members and staff is of the utmost importance to us. We are grateful for your understanding and continued support. We look forward to having you visit The Ringling soon!
All Members receive these basic benefits:
► Admission to the Museum of Art, Circus Museum, Art Library, and Bayfront Gardens
► Explore the First Floor of Ca' d'Zan
► New! Member Mornings
► Docent-led Mable’s Tour of Ca' d'Zan (first and second floors, reservations recommended)
► New! Virtual talks, lectures, and events
► Priority entry via Member Express
► Free exhibition preview events
► Members only travel opportunities
► Subscription to The Ringling magazine
► Ability to purchase additional Member for a Day guest passes
► 50% discount on John's Tour of Ca' d'Zan
► 15% discount at on-site Museum restaurants and cafés.
► 10% discount on Museum Store purchases
► Discounts on select events, programs, and performances
Individual - $75 (up to $60 tax deductible)
Basic benefits for 1 adult, plus 1 Member for a Day guest pass.
Duo - $125 (up to $95 tax deductible)
Basic benefits for 2 adults, plus 2 Member for a Day guest passes
Family - $135 (up to $105 tax deductible)
Basic benefits for 2 adults and their children/grandchildren*, 2 Member for a Day guest passes plus,
* Includes dependent children, grandchildren age 18 and under, and college students. College students must present a current college ID along with the membership card of one of the designated Members.
** The childcare helper and children may visit by presenting ID along with the membership card of one of the designated Members.
Reciprocal - $200 (up to $125 tax deductible)
All Family Member benefits, 5 Member for a Day guest passes plus
► 3 John's Tours of Ca' d'Zan
► Free admission for the 2 designated Members to over 1000 museums in North America through Museum Alliance Reciprocal Program (MARP), North American Reciprocal Program (NARM), Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM), Southeastern Reciprocal Membership Program (SERM)
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Supporting - $500 (up to $410 tax deductible)
All Reciprocal Member benefits, 6 Member for a Day guest passes plus
► VIP Member Exhibition Preview events
► Coffee and Conversation events with the Executive Director
► Annual recognition event
► 4 John's Tours of Ca' d'Zan
Partner - $1,000 (up to $880 tax deductible)
All Supporting Member benefits, 8 Member for a Day guest passes plus
► Free admission for a total of 2 guests per visit with member present
► Recognition in The Ringling Annual Review and on The Ringling Donor Wall
► 6 John's Tours of Ca' d'Zan
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Circle Giving Levels
When you join Circle, you join a group of arts enthusiasts whose philanthropic support creates enhanced opportunities for exhibitions, programming, and the care and growth of The Ringling’s diverse collections. To honor this commitment, The Ringling designs personal opportunities unique to Circle Giving levels to explore the collections, go behind the scenes, and to engage with our curators, expert staff , and visiting artists. To make reservations for your Circle Anytime Guests and Private Tours, please call 941-359-5821.
Members of the Circle enjoy these additional benefits,
► Priority registration for Members Travel Program
► Invitations to Circle Exhibition Previews and Dinners
► Invitation to annual Circle Recognition Event
► Invitation to Circle behind-the-scenes tours with expert staff
Curator Circle - $2,500 ($2,330 tax deductible / taxable benefits value $170)
All Partner Member benefits, plus:
► Free admission for a total of 4 Anytime Guests per visit with member present or by phone reservation
► Total of 8 Member for a Day passes
► Total of 8 docent-led tours of Ca' d'Zan: John's Tour
► 1 private tour with a Docent for you and up to 4 guests
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Director Circle - $5,000 ($4,800 tax deductible / taxable benefits value $20)
All Curator Member benefits plus:
► Total of 10 Member for a Day passes
► Total of 10 docent-led tours of Ca' d'Zan John's Tour
► 1 private tour with a Curator for you and up to 6 guests
► Priority seating at select performances and events
► 10% discount on Museum venue rentals (restrictions apply)
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Chairman Circle - $10,000 ($9,770 tax deductible / taxable benefits value $230)
All Director Member benefits plus:
► Invitation to exclusive Chairman Collectors Night with the Executive Director
► Free admission for a total of 6 Anytime Guests per visit with member present or by phone reservation
► Total of 12 Member for a Day passes
► Total of 12 docent-led tours of Ca' d'Zan: John's Tour
► 1 private tour with the Executive Director for you and up to 10 guests
► 20% discount on Museum venue rentals (restrictions apply)
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For donors whose Circle Giving is paid through a donor advised fund, IRS regulations prohibit the donor, donor adviser, or the donor’s family member from receiving any benefit in excess of an incidental one as a result of the distribution. If this applies to your donation, please contact the Circle office at 941-359-5821.
Please note: All benefits are subject to change
Reciprocal Museum Benefits
As a benefit to Reciprocal, Supporting, Partner and Circle Members, The Ringling offers reciprocal museum privileges to over 1000 museums in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.View Reciprocal Benefits
Member Photo Albums
Our Members enjoy a variety of programs and special events throughout the year. Take a look at some of the fun!View the Albums
Travel Opportunities for Members
Travel with like-minded enthusiasts on international and domestic journeys that awaken new insights into art and culture.Learn more