The Five Top Museums Near Siesta Key

The Five Top Museums Near Siesta Key

Need a break from it all to observe some modern art, learn about the ancient dinosaurs, or sit in a garden surrounded by tropical plants? We have you covered with five must-see museums to explore in the Sarasota area.

Photo credit: The Ringling

The Ringling

Visit the Ringling Museum, which is the State Art Museum of Florida that features a dense history in the “Ringling Bros” circus, an extensive gallery, and a breathtaking view from the Venetian Ca’ d’zan. 
We recommend visiting on Monday for free admission!

Photo credit: Marie Selby Gardens 

Marie Selby Gardens - Downtown Sarasota Location

Witness over 1,200 species of epiphytic orchids, bromeliads, gesneriads, ferns, and other tropical plants at Marie Selby Gardens. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., you can enjoy the expansive 15-acre bayfront sanctuary with your partner, family, or friends!
Make sure to check out the Bonzai tree collection. Stunning!

Photo Credit: Sarasota Art Museum

Sarasota Art Museum

Formerly occupied as Sarasota High School, the Sarasota Art Museums boasts over 15,000 square feet of exhibition gallery space dedicated to modern art. Discover sculptists like Samo Davis and Xaviera Simmons, avant-garde painters like David Budd, and many more from 10 AM to 5 PM daily (starting at 11 AM on Sunday).

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Art Center Sarasota

Recognized as the first arts organization in Sarasota, The Art Center Sarasota boasts impressive contemporary art displays as well as community within the Sarasota region. 

Infamous for showcasing local talent and holding exhibitions for members - the Art Center Sarasota is a local diamond in the rough.

Photo: Bishop Museum of Art

Bishop Museum of Science and Nature

If art museums aren’t your thing try out The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, the largest natural history museum on Florida's Gulf Coast! Fun exhibitions like DinoVenture, Mosaic Backyard Universe, and the Manatee Habitat make The Bishop Museum a must-go for families!

Explore these museums and everything Siesta Key and Sarasota have to offer when you stay at Tropical Beach Resorts. We hope to see you soon!