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Plan Your Visit

  • Open for Play- The David F. Bolger Playspace

    Climb, swing, splash, slide and bounce. Fun for all ages awaits in the Bayfront Gardens.

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Safety Guidelines and Protocols

The health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers is of the upmost importance. Please familiarize yourself with our safety guidelines prior to your arrival.

•  The Ringling's COVID safety protocols are consistent with The Florida Board of Governors and Florida State University. While face coverings are expected, they are not a requirement. 
•  You are strongly encouraged to purchase all tickets online at ringling.org, prior to arrival.
•  Download guides, and maps from ringling.org prior to your arrival.
• ​ Audio Guides are available on ringling.org –don’t forget your headphones!

Guides and Maps

Enhance your visit with printable guides, maps, itineraries, and audio guides. Learn more

Food & Drink

The Ringling Grillroom

The Ringling Grillroom is open Tuesday-Saturday 11 AM – 7 PM, and Sunday-Monday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Located in the John M. McKay Pavilion, The Ringling Grillroom offers dine-in and take-away service. Visit OpenTable.com for reservations. 

Mable's Coffee and Tea

Located upstairs in the John M. McKay Visitors Pavilion, Mable's proudly serves Starbucks® hot and cold beverages and features a number of made fresh daily salads, sandwiches, and parfaits along with baked goods to satisfy your sweet tooth. Mable’s is open daily from 10 AM – 5 PM.

The Wandering Chef Food Truck

Enjoy a picnic and kid-friendly foods from our food truck, The Wandering Chef while you enjoy the scenic grounds of The Ringling. You can find The Wandering Chef parked near the Banyan Café daily, between 10 AM and 4 PM. Please note: Posted hours are weather permitting and are subject to change.

The Ringling Concessions

Our newest dining concept offers a tempting array of big top favorites as well as fresh made salads, sandwiches and more. Located near Ca' d'Zan, Ringling Concessions is open daily from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Please note: Posted hours are weather permitting and are subject to change.

Picnics

Picnic tables are located in the Dwarf Garden and the Playspace. Picnic coolers are allowed in designated picnic areas during regular business hours. Coolers are not allowed at special events and programs.

The Ringling Museum Store

With books, jewelry, toys, home goods, and more, there is something for everyone at the Museum Store! If you are a vendor and would like us to consider selling your products, submit your request here: Submit Your Product 

The David F. Bolger Playspace

Welcome to the David F. Bolger Playspace, where kids and adults can let go and just play. Enjoy a slide, basket swings, hand-powered fountains, and other novel pieces of playtime equipment that promise to deliver plenty of good times and an infinite amount of laughter. For your safety and the safety of your children, we ask that you please refrain from bringing the following items to the playspace – large containers of any type, balls, and toys. Small food and drink containers are allowed on the playspace picnic table area. The David F. Bolger Playspace was funded by the The Bolger Foundation.

Souvenir Photography, Video, and Audio Recording 

Still and video photography is permitted for private, noncommercial use outdoors and in the Museum’s galleries.  Video and audio recording of guided tours is prohibited, as is the use of flash.  Tripods and monopods are permitted on the grounds but are not allowed inside the venues.  Photographs cannot be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, or commercially distributed. 

Sketching Policy

You are welcome to use The Ringling as an art-making space, respecting the following guidelines.

• Pencils, sketchbooks, and notebooks are permitted both indoors and outdoors.
• Pens, markers, paints, clay, and easels are permitted only on the grounds. They are not permitted in the courtyard, the galleries, or inside the venues.
• Please be respectful of other visitors and avoid blocking access to the exhibits or the flow of foot traffic.

Visitor Guidelines

• Bicycles, Scooters, Skateboards & Roller Blades are not allowed on the estate. 
• Bike racks are located across from the Visitor Pavilion. 
• Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult at all times

First Aid

If a visitor is in need of first aid, contact the nearest Museum Attendant or dial Museum Security at 941-359-5722. Museum Security will respond, and contact outside support if needed.

Lost and Found

Report lost or found articles to the nearest Museum Attendant. You may call 941-359-5721 between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm to inquire about lost items.

Weather

View current weather at The Ringling

Helpful Phone Numbers

 General Information: 941-359-5700
 Advance Museum Ticketing: 941-358-3180
 Historic Asolo Theater Box Office: 941-360-7399

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