Updated March 23, 2020 @ 5:00PM
The Ringling is committed to doing our part to safeguard the health and well-being of our visitors, staff, and volunteers. We share a responsibility with all institutions and members of our community to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and have made the difficult decision to temporarily close The Ringling and all of its venues effective March 17, 2020. We will monitor the situation and announce when we will reopen at a future date.
We have carefully considered this decision, and it is in line with other arts and cultural institutions across the country and our region. The Ringling estate serves as a place of education, inspiration, and respite for our visitors. We are saddened that we will not be able to provide that to our community at this challenging time. Still, we invite you to follow our social media channels, where we will continue to share the beauty of our collections and any updates as they become available.
We thank you for your continued support of The Ringling and look forward to welcoming you back as soon as possible!Updates will be posted as they become available. ♦ Ticket holders will automatically receive refunds for all canceled programs and events. Please allow 2-3 weeks for refunds to be processed. We appreciate your patience! ♦
April 4: Smithsonian Museum Day♦ Ticket holders will automatically receive refunds for all canceled programs and events. Please allow 2-3 weeks for refunds to be processed. We appreciate your patience! ♦ April 4: Viewpoint: Living with Leonardo April 10-11: Miwa Matreyek: This World Made Itself April 11: Family Saturday April 12: Ringling Reflections April 13, 20 & 27: Bayfront Garden ToursApril 15: A Naturalist's Guide to The RinglingApril 15: Circle & VIP Member Exhibition Preview and DinnerApril 16: Homeschool Third ThursdayApril 16: YogaApril 16-17: ROAR!April 16 & 17: LiteratiApril 17: National Theatre Live: HansardApril 18: Family SaturdayApril 18: World Circus DayApril 18: Member Exhibition Preview Saturday: Being SeenApril 20: Ringling by the BayApril 21: Stroller ToursApril 22: Conversation with Lynn NeumanApril 23-24: ROAR!April 23: Museum ProvApril 24-25: Spektral QuartetApril 25: Family SaturdaysApril 27: Art and a MovieApril 28: Member Coffee and ConversationApril 30: Gallery Walk & Talk: Being SeenApril 30: Great Art on Screen: Leonardo 500April 30: FrenemiesMay 1: CimafunkMay 11: Gallery Walk & Talk: The Circus and the SuffragistsMay 13: Gallery Walk & Talk: Being SeenMay 14: Great Art on Screen: HermitageMay 14: Gallery Walk & SignMay 14 & 15: LiteratiMay 15: On Screen: Hot to TrotMay 17: Ringling ReflectionsMay 18: Ringling by the BayMay 21: CircleMay 22: Artichoke DanceMay 27: Gallery Walk & Talk: Memorials in the CollectionMay 29: Greatest Showman
What You Can Do
Although we would love to see you at the museum, if you are sick or feeling unwell, we urge you to stay home and avoid close contact with others, as recommended by the CDC and the Florida Department of Health. Other recommendations from public health authorities include:► Wash your hands. Do so often. Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds.► If opportunity for hand-washing is not available, use hand sanitizers.► Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.► Avoid close contact with people who are sick.► Cover your coughs and sneezes. Hold a tissue over your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Throw that tissue away and, again, wash your hands.► No handshakes or hugs, please. A wave or an elbow bump is acceptable for greeting others.
Please stay informed. Here are some links to resources that can provide more details on these and other recommendations:► Center for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html► State of Florida, Sarasota County: http://sarasota.floridahealth.gov/
► World Health Organization (WHO): www.who.int► Florida State University Corona Viirus FAQs: https://news.fsu.edu/tag/coronavirus/► The Ringling Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheRingling/
► The Ringling Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheRingling