There is so much to discover at The Ringling! Students of all ages will connect with art, nature, and history as they explore The Ringling’s rich art collections, roam the lush grounds, visit the historic Ca’ d’Zan, and experience the fascinating, interactive history of the American circus. Docent-led and teacher-guided tour options are available, and our museum staff is eager to work with educators to meet students’ learning needs.
Teacher-guided visits are perfect for learners of all ages! Our docent-guided tours are carefully developed to reflect specific standards and curriculum tie-ins by grade level. Are you homeschooling? Join us for Homeschool Third Thursday! This program engages learners on multiple levels with hands-on activities, docent-guided looking, and family-friendly modules.
To extend learning beyond the school day, The Ringling also offers fun programs for kids and families. Check out the Ringling Order of Art Readers (R.O.A.R.) for weekly storytime activities, or visit during Family Saturdays to find hands-on connections with works of art and museum artifacts.
5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243
Calling all superheroes!
We’re used to seeing superheroes light up movie screens with their daring deeds. But, did you know that we’re surrounded by the legacy of “super-humans” right here in Sarasota? Virtually visit The Ringling to learn more about awesome feats involved in the circus and the amazing impact the circus had on Sarasota.
This virtual tour will introduce 4th graders to superhuman qualities that can be seen in The Ringling Circus Museum. Students will explore the notion of “superhuman” by viewing the world’s largest miniature circus, trying out circus acts, and looking at how artists depict extraordinary individuals. Experienced museum educators will also help students understand the role that John and Mable Ringling played in the growth of Sarasota from small town to bustling cultural center.
This tour opportunity is open to all 4th grade classes, in support of Any Given Child’s initiative to provide community arts experiences at all grade levels. Teacher resource materials, including suggested pre- and post-visit activities to do in the classroom or at home, will be provided to 4th grade teachers who schedule this exploration.
Virtual school visits are available Monday-Friday during the school year.
8:00am – 3:00pm
The Ringling uses Zoom for virtual tours unless otherwise specified. For brick-and-mortar classrooms, it is recommended teachers are equipped with microphone and video projection. For students learning remotely, Zoom is recommended to provide the most effective security.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
5401 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
Virtual school tours are FREE!
Please allow 2 weeks notice for cancellation.