Tibbals Learning Center

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

AAA Editor Notes

Tibbals Learning Center is at 5401 Bay Shore Rd. on the grounds of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Handcrafted by Howard Tibbals, the miniature circus is said to be the world's largest and encompasses almost 4,000 square feet. Interactive galleries provide an up close experience. Restored circus posters also are on display. “The Greatest Show on Earth” mural depicts 45 circus performers. Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
(also includes The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Ca' d'Zan and The Circus Museum) $25; $20 (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. Grounds open daily 9:30-6. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas.