Tips and Policies
Helpful Phone Numbers
♦ General Information: 941-359-5700
♦ Recorded Event Information: 941-351-1660
♦ Weather Hotline: 941-360-7375
♦ Advance Ticketing: 941-358-3180
♦ Historic Asolo Theater Box Office: 941-360-7399
♦ Membership: 941-360-7330
♦ Muse at The Ringling Restaurant: 941-360-7390
Tour Photography, Video, and Audio Recording Policy
For the comfort of our visitors and volunteers, all photography, video, and audio recording is prohibited on docent-led tours.
Souvenir Photography Policy
Still and video photography is permitted for private, noncommercial use outdoors and in the Museum's galleries that are devoted to the permanent collection. Still photography and video is not permitted in special exhibitions. The use of flash is prohibited in all galleries. Tripods and monopods are permitted on the grounds, but are not permitted inside the venues. Photographs cannot be published, sold, reproduced, transferred or commercially distributed. Only Visitors who have purchased admission are allowed inside the venues.
Personal Photography using a Professional Photographer
The Ringling is a popular location for a variety of personal portraiture types including family, engagement, high school senior, sweet sixteen, and others. If you are interested in using The Ringling as a portrait location, please review the fees and policies and return your completed Application.
Commercial Film & Photography
Filmmakers, videographers and commercial photographers have long realized the creative possibilities of the 66-acre Ringling estate, its classical courtyard, magnificent Bayfront, and many gardens, using them to realize their unique vision. We welcome proposals for commercial filming and photography and are happy to help location scouts pick the best outdoor venue for their needs and assist in making necessary arrangements. Prices start at $2000 per day. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Find Out What's on View
Visit our online collections to find out if your favorite object is on view before you visit. View the Collections Online
Visiting with Children
Please remember that children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Bicycles, Scooters, Skateboards & Roller Blades
Bicycles, scooters, skateboards, and rollerblades are not allowed on the estate. Bike racks are located across from the Visitor Pavilion. Other items may be checked at the Visitors Pavilion security office.
For those that wish to use it, complimentary tram service is available to transport visitors around the grounds.
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.
Contact the nearest Museum Attendant or dial Museum Security at 941-359-5722. Museum Security will respond immediately, and contact outside support if needed.
Lost & Found
Please report lost or found articles to the nearest Museum Attendant. You may call 941-359-5721 between 10:00am and 5:00pm to inquire about lost items.
Current Weather at The Ringling
The Ringling hosts the WeatherStem Station for Sarasota County. This weather station provides data for educators to create immersive educational science experiments. Current Weather