Circus Museum and the Tibbals Learning Center, Sarasota
Opened in January of 2006, the Circus Museum also houses various wardrobes from circus performers and fun circus memorabilia, props, and wagons. In the hallways, there are posters and newspaper clippings from that era.
Tibbals Learning Center is the newest addition to the Circus Museum, where visitors can enjoy the interactive galleries. Here, they can walk a tightrope, squeeze into a clown car, shoot a foam bullet, and see how it feels to be a ringleader. Plus, on display is an actual train car used to transport the circus troupe.
The Circus Museum doesn’t offer just a history of the Ringling Brothers Circus; guests will also learn about the history of circuses, dating back to 2,000 B.C.
There are 30-minute docent-led tours of the Circus Museum at 12 noon and 1 pm.
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