The Whimsy Museum ® Outside Gardens only are now open
for 2021 and 2022 
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday  from 1 to 4 pm 
For your safety and the other Visitors and Volunteers, Please wear a face mask.  

Please consider a $5.00 Donation per person using PayPal button below.  Thank you so much!  

2121 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota,FL 34234


North Parking Lot A (2229 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota) entrance on 22nd Street (the big sculpture garden)
Museum Parking Lot B  The Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy is located at 2121 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 

SOUTH Parking Lot C  (2005 North Tamiami Trail) of the museum entrance on Sylvan Drive (on the waterfront)

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"Tickled pink about our Museum and Gardens"

Orange Flamingo Giant by Fredrick Prescott

"Pigs" by Fred Prescott and "Lace Slipper" by Joe DiMarco


Suggested $5.00 Donation per person, per admission.
  We are a Private Operating Foundation, 501 (c) 3 non profit organization
and your donations really make a difference!

Closed for major holidays

including Christmas, Christmas Eve, New Years, New Years Eve, Good Friday 

We do Not have a Cafe or Retail Store ,

We are ADA accessible, Please bring your own wheel chair.

 We allow Service Dogs that are trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability.

A service animal is not a pet.

To determine the difference between a service animal and a pet, we will ask if the animal is a service animal required because of a disabiliy and what work or tasks the animal has been trained to perform.


If the Visitor refuses to answer these 2 questions, then it is assumed that the animal is not a service animal

and the animal will be refused admittance. 


The Lee Family Arch

The Lee Family Arch welcomes our visitors with a fascinating archway of sea shells, gems, beads, crystals, stones, pearls, marbles, Mom and Dad's watches, stick pins, earrings, Lee Company lapel pins, tie tacks, and even a minnow. These are actual family momentos and other items that represent the rest of the generous, creative, and supportive family members and friends of Museum Founder and Curator, Marietta Lee; such as her parents, Leighton and Marietta Lee; her five brothers; Aunt Bev; Cousin Newy;  Grandmother and  Grandfather Fagan and Aunt Mary who encouraged her to paint.  This arch was created to honor them and all of the ongoing hard work of the Lee and Fagan Families that made this Museum possible.   

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