Museum Hours

Normally We are  OPEN  November  to May. 


Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 1pm-4pm  


However, we are temporarily closed until sometime in 2021 due to the corvid-19 virus. 

       We are also Closed  for major holidays, really bad weather...Hurricanes, High Winds, Flooding and Tornadoes,  and concern about the coronavirus



   Suggested Donation of $5.00 per person, per admission 




We are ADA accessible 

Food, Beverage & Parties (The Cafe and Retail Store did not happen)

We are surrounded by very good restaurants. We suggest you eat before you come because we do not provide any food or beverage and, Please, no picnicking. We respectfully request that no outside food or beverages be consumed on the property.


Sorry, we do not do weddings or private parties 

Animals   We all love dogs, BUT please do not bring yours unless it is a Trained Service Animal as permitted by Americans with Disabilities law and Florida Law. The owner is actually allergic to dogs, so, Please no Companion Pets of any sort.

               We share this property with the local wildlife such as racoons, possum, black snakes, lizards, and mosquitos.  Please let us know if you should find some racoon poo, try not to step in it, and notify a volunteer.
              PS   We are all volunteers!


No Smoking anything! Including no e-cigarettes in the museum or on the grounds...including entryways, gardens, and parking lots


Please do not touch the artwork


Please do not climb on or try to rock the sculptures or landscape features


Photography;  Snapshots with CELL PHONES ONLY

No Long, Medium, or Short Lenses, 


No Compact, Sub-Compact Cameras, NO IPads, No Selfie Sticks

No Commercial Photography or Commercial Video is permitted


   This includes: No selling, reproducing, publishing, distributing or transferring any photography or videos even if it is for "Personal use"


Why cell phones only ?

1. This artwork is made by Professional Artists who make their living by selling their artwork. 

2. We are trying to help protect their copyright.  (Some images have already been stolen.)

3.  When you go out to dinner tonight with your friends, you probably would not bring your big camera, but you probably will share your cell phone images with your friends. 

Thank you for your consideration 









We have three parking lots for use by our visitors:


A.  2229 North Tamiami Trail - our Sculpture Garden and Parking Lot.  Enter off 22nd Street 

B. 2121 North Tamiami Trail- the Main Museum Building. Enter directly from US 41 

C.  2005 North Tamiami Trail - the Whimsy Waterfront Studio and Parking Lot.  Enter off Sylvan Drive



 There is No Direct Entrance from US 41 to either 2229 North Tamiami Trail or 2005 North Tamiami Trail

Please use the side streets  22nd St or Sylvan Drive




 Directions and Map 

The Marietta Musem of Art & Whimsy is located on US 41,West of the Trail, in Sarasota's Museum District just north of Greater Downtown Sarasota and is nestled between Whitaker Bayou and the Ringling College of Art & Design on Sarasota's fabulous North Tamiami Trail.


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