RINGLING MUSEUM – 5401 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota, FL 34243, (941) 359-5700
ringling.org Hours: Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun 10 am – 5 pm, Thu 10 am – 8 pm
Closed only for Christmas and New Years Day.
Q-TIPS SAY: GO & ENJOY! The Museum of Art is FREE on Monday. An outstanding collection of art along with the many Pillars John acquired during his lifetime. John put it in his will that the Art Museum always be free admission for public viewing on Mondays. You will need tickets to see all the other exhibits that day. The Circus Museum, Ca’D’zan (their home), and several restaurants are all Great for Children. They have Trams you can take should you need assistance to get around. The Bayfront Gardens are awesome as is the Rose Garden. The Rose Garden is one of the oldest rose gardens in Florida, founded by Mable in 1913. It is laid out in a wagon wheel design. The Gardens are FREE and open to the public from (9:30 to 6PM daily. Tours are available thoughout the day. Inquire at the Admissions Desk in the Visitor Pavilion for details.
The Ringlings are buried in a private enclosure behind the Secret Garden, where Mable once grew specimen plants, known as “onesies and twosies” given to her as gifts by family and friends
Mrs. Q says: An awesome, beautiful Museum. You can spend an entire day here and
Parking is FREE. Don’t forget to check out the “Special Exhibits.”