The Circus Museum

5401 Bay Shore Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34243- Map It
(941) 359-5700

AAA Editor Notes

The Circus Museum, 5401 Bay Shore Rd., on the grounds of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, consists of displays of gilded parade wagons, calliopes, costumes, posters, photographs and a variety of circus memorabilia. Of special interest is an exhibit honoring famed circus performers. Guided tours are available. Food is available.
(also includes The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Ca' d'Zan and Tibbals Learning Center) $25; $23 (ages 65+); $10 (active military and Florida teachers with ID); $5 (ages 6-17 and college students with ID). Advance tickets are recommended. Prices may vary; phone ahead.
Hours: Daily 10-5. Guided tours depart on the hour noon-3. Grounds open daily 9:30-6. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas.