Last night, I took my girls and my mom to see the circus in Duluth at the Infinite Energy Arena. My mom and dad took me to see the circus when I was about 3 years old, but my mom hasn’t been in over 25 years.
We arrived early for the All Access Pre-Show, which is included with your ticket purchase. The pre-show starts an hour before the actual showtime. It’s your chance to get right into the action.
Everyone is invited down to the show floor to meet the performers, try on costumes, take pictures with the clowns, and get up close to one of the elephants. Also, be sure to enter for a chance to take home an exclusive piece of art painted by an elephant!
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus show is always evolving and adding new performances. We have been several times, and there is always something new to see.
From now until May 2016, the elephants will continue to be a part of the wonderful experience. Next year brings the first elephant-free circus in over 130 years.
All of the Asian elephants from their traveling circus units will be moved to their permanent home at the Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation® in Florida in May 2016. There they will join the rest of the Ringling Bros. herd of Asian elephants, for a total of 42 at the Conservation Center.
The Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation is working toward a world with more elephants and less cancer. Despite their big size, elephants rarely get cancer. Dr. Schiffman and a team of researchers are studying why there is such a low incidence of cancer in elephants, what makes this cancer resistance possible in elephants and not in humans, and how these findings may one day lead to new treatments for pediatric cancers.
To learn more about Ringling Bros. successful breeding program and pediatric cancer research program visit http://www.ringlingelephantcenter.com.
With production of the next edition of The Greatest Show On Earth® underway, Feld Entertainment plans to unveil the details of Ringling Bros. newest, out of this world experience in April 2016. Visit http://www.ringling.com for the latest information.
Want to see the amazing elephants perform one last time? Get your tickets now! The last few shows in Georgia are on Saturday, February 27th and Sunday, February 28th at the Infinite Energy Arena.
Complimentary tickets were provided by Feld Entertainment, Inc., the parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®. All views and opinions are my own.