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** To prepare for 2017, Circus World exhibits are not open to the public. The spring season opens on March 20th and the Summer Performance season starts Friday May 19, 2017 **

Spring Season

May 5 - May 18 | Daily from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Circus Cinema giant-screen theater, Ringling exhibits, the largest collection of magnificent circus wagons in the world, and the circus poster gallery can be seen seven days a week, rain or shine through May 18, 2017. Tour historic buildings and encounter the colorful world of the circus with exhibits, grounds and gift shop open from 10 am until 4 pm. ***Please note there is no onsite food services during our spring schedule***


Summer Season

May 19 - August 27 | Open Daily at 9:00 am with shows beginning at 9:15 am from

See acrobats, jugglers, circus animals and clowns as they bring the circus to life in all new Big Top Shows from May 19 – August 27, 2017. ***Schedule below is for early summer season May 19 - June 30, 2017***

July and August of 2017 we are adding Tiger Adventures with majestic Royal Bengal tigers. And there are engaging kids' programs, comedy and music shows, guided tours of the world's largest circus wagon collection, plus a carousel and animal rides, the original Ringling Bros. Circus buildings, demonstrations and fascinating new exhibits.

Enjoy tasty sandwiches, burgers, brats and more at the Cookhouse Grill, ice cold drinks, plus cotton candy candy, ice cream and other circus treats. Shop at our main gift shop. There's free parking with convenient drop-off areas. All of this comes at one low price, which includes all shows and exhibits.

9:15 am Be a Clown (Feld Theatre )
9:45 am Shake, Rattle & Toot (Feld Building )
10:15 amKids World Circus (Hippodrome)
11:00 amBig Top Circus (Big Top Tent )
12:45 pm Wheel of Destiny (Outdoor Thrill Zone )
1:00 pmNothing But Nonsense (Hippodrome)
1:30 pmCircus Wagon Tour (Deppe Wagon Pavilion )
1:45 pm Shake, Rattle & Toot (Feld Building )
2:00pm Gavioli Band Organ Concert (Deppe Wagon Pavilion)
2:30pmBig Top Circus (Big Top Tent )

Fall Season

Monday through Wednesday til the week of November 21 | Mondays - Wednesdays from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The fascinating world of the circus is examined on the giant screen in our Circus Cinema, while several buildings full of fascinating circus memorabilia can be seen Monday through Wednesday, rain or shine, from November 1 - November 16 from 10:00am to 4:00pm (and closed the week of 21 - 27 for Thanksgiving) . Tour historic Ringling structures and uncover the lure of the big top in a variety of appealing exhibits. Circus World grounds, exhibits, and gift shop open at 10 am and close at 4 pm. ***Please note that there is no onsite food services during our fall schedule***