Plan Your Visit
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. Learn more
Guides and Maps
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Food & Drink
The Ringling Grillroom
The Ringling Grillroom is now open! Located in the John M. McKay Visitors Pavilion, The Grillroom offers dine-in and take-away service. It is open daily 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM. For more information visit: https://www.theringlinggrillroom.com Call 941-360-7390 for reservations. View the Menu
Mable's Coffee and Tea
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.
The Wandering Chef Food Truck
Enjoy a picnic and kid-friendly foods from our new 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 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
• 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
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.
Helpful Phone Numbers
• General Information: 941-359-5700
• Advance Museum Ticketing: 941-358-3180
• Historic Asolo Theater Box Office: 941-360-7399
Guides and Maps
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The Ringling is committed to making its venues and grounds accessible to all visitors.Learn More
Hours and Admission
Find current hours and information on admission to the Museums and Ca' d'Zan.Learn more