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Specialty School Tours

Ca’ d’Zan Docent-led School Tour

The Ringling is pleased to offer the following docent-led tour of Ca' d'Zan designed exclusively for grades 4-8. Students will see history come alive as they explore the first floor of Ca’ d’Zan, the Ringlings’ winter residence, and find connections between this historic home and Florida life in the Roaring Twenties. This tour provides a unique opportunity to see inside the life of a couple who helped shape state and local history.

Tour Faq's
►Docent-led tours of Ca' d'Zan are offered only at 9:30 am Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, September through May.
►Reservations required 6 weeks prior to the date of your visit.
►Maximum of 50 people per day can participate in this school tour.
►Two Chaperones are required for every 10 students.
 
Schedule Your Tour
Schedule your school tour by submitting the School Tour Reservation Form
►Your reservation is finalized when you receive a confirmation email from our Advance Sales office.
►If you need to cancel or make changes to an existing reservation, please contact Advance Sales at 941-358-3180
 
Please note: School groups who wish to walk through the first floor of Ca’ d’Zan WITHOUT a docent may do so by reserving a self-guided school tour and requesting tickets for the 10:00 AM Ca' d'Zan walk-through.
 

We Ran Away with the Circus!  Tour + Performance

This self-guided tour option, designed exclusively for 2nd grade classes, is offered in conjunction with The Circus Arts Conservatory of Sarasota. Students will experience both an in-school performance by real circus stars and a self-guided visit to The Ringling to view circus history first-hand. In doing so, they'll practice skills in math, social studies, language arts, and visual art while getting to know some of the entertaining cast of characters you find in a circus.

Tour Faq's
Tours are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, September through May.
►Tours should be booked at least two weeks prior to the date of your visit.
►Two chaperones required for every 10 students.
►A Teacher Guide with pre- and post-visit materials is available, and workbooks are provided to students who participate in the two part program.
 
Schedule Your Tour
We Ran Away with the Circus! consists of both a self-guided museum visit and in-school performance.
Schedule your school tour by submitting the School Tour Reservation Form
►Your reservation is finalized when you receive a confirmation email from our Advance Sales office.
►If you need to cancel or make changes to an existing reservation, please contact Advance Sales at 941-358-3180
Book your in-school performance by contacting Karen Bell with the Circus Arts Conservatory at karen@circusarts.org
 

 

Superhuman in Sarasota Tour  (4th Grade only)

Our Superhuman in Sarasota school tour, offered exclusively to 4th grade classes, gives students a chance to discover fine art and local history in The Ringling's unique setting. Led by our trained docents, students will explore the Museum of Art and the Tibbals Learning Center as they look for examples of "superhuman" individuals in art and in the circus. Designed to address 4th grade standards in social studies and language arts, the Superhuman in Sarasota tour connects students with important cultural heritage of the Ringlings and their circus legacy.

 
Superhuman in Sarasota Tour FAQ's

Tours are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, September through May.

►This Tour is offered only at 10:30 AM, ending at 12:00 PM

►Reservations required 6 weeks prior to the date of your visit.

►Tours are offered to groups numbering 10-125 students

►Tours last 90 minutes and cover a total of 6 stops in the Museum of Art and the Tibbals Learning Center.

►A Teacher Guide with pre- and post-visit materials is available for download
►Museum staff will contact you prior to your tour to review logistical details and content.
 
Schedule Your Tour
Schedule your school tour by submitting the School Tour Reservation Form
►Your reservation is finalized when you receive a confirmation email from our Advance Sales office.
►If you need to cancel or make changes to an existing reservation, please contact Advance Sales at 941-358-3180
 

 

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