Kids & Families
Awakening an interest in art by making it fun is the best way to help children develop a passion for it. The Ringling offers a variety of programming throughout the year for children and their families. Please view the calendar for current programs.
Family Friendly Itinerary
The Ringling is the perfect place for a day filled with family fun! Follow this itinerary to enjoy some kid-friendly exhibits and activities while getting to know a little bit more about John and Mable Ringling and the Museum they built. View Family Tour Itinerary.
R.O.A.R: Ringling Order of Art Readers
Give a child the gift of reading and you give them the world at their fingertips. Families with children 4 to 7 are invited to join The Ringling Order of Art Readers. A Ringling staff member will enchant children with a story about art and follow it with a fun craft or activity. Registration is required. Programs are limited to 20 children and an adult must accompany each child. Get your kids to Roar about Reading!
Summer Circus Spectacular
Witness hijinks and hilarity, derring-do dexterity and air-borne ballet that will leave you amazed, startled, and gasping in wonder. You might even get into the act and learn a little about circus history while you’re at it. So bring the kids, the grandparents - ah, bring everybody you know – it’s the Circus Sarasota and it’s sensational!
They perform every morning and again at an afternoon matinee at the Historic Asolo Theater in partnership with The Ringling. It’s just about the most fun anyone’s had at the circus since the Ringling Bros. hooked up with Barnum & Bailey. So be sure to get your tickets in advance – Circus Sarasota’s Summer Circus Spectacular is just about the most popular entertainment in town.