Free Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey circus tickets for newborns

Taking your child to circus for the first time can be a magical experience. Between all the colors, lights and performers, children can be enthralled with the spectacular.

Right now, Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus has created the program Baby's First Circus. The program is for parents whose children are newborns up to 12 months old.

By signing up for the program, the child’s parent receives the following:
  • A ticket voucher will be sent via mail. The voucher can be exchanged for a free ticket to any Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey circus performance. The ticket is valid for any performance, regardless of time or location. The voucher has no expiration date.
  • The ticket is valid for all US residents, including Alaska and Hawaii.
  • A commemorative, personalized certificate will be available to print for the child.
  • For older children and siblings, Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey website allows you to print a commemorative certificate for the older kids as well.
  • This offer is limited to one ticket per household, per year. If you have twins or multiples, an exception will apply. Also, adoptive parents can apply for the program. Adoption verification must be provided.
  • All requests for the free tickets, pending validation of registration, will be received in 12 to 14 weeks.
  • For additional offer clarification, please see the Ringling Brother & Barnum and Bailey website.
So treat your little one to the wonder of the Ringling Brother & Barnum and Bailey Circus today. The first visit just might start a family tradition.


  1. We love elephants! That is why we do not go to circuses anymore, once you have seen dozens of photos of Ringling’s baby elephants being tortured trained to force them perform unnatural circus acts. No family fun to be had at an event that involves abusing and beating these intelligent beings to make them entertain us for a few minutes.
    Many of Ringling's performing elephants are young and the same age as a 5 or 6 year old child, since humans and elephants progress at the same maturity level we wouldn't allow anyone to beat our child with a fireplace poker to make them perform would we?

  2. Jane,
    Thank you for your comment and the information regarding the treatment of elephants. I appreciate your concern on the mistreatment of animals.
    I provided the informative post so that families can make their own decision on whether the event is right for their families.
    I welcome all comments on all the topics that I write so that we can have an informative discussion.
    Thank you for adding your opinion.
    Cristine - aka More 4 Mom's Buck.

  3. I can only hope that other mothers were shocked into silence and that is why there are no replies to my comment, thank you for posting them Cristine. My family uses the Internet to learn about elephants and discovered there are two elephant sanctuaries in the U.S. The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee and PAWS in Northern California. Many of these sanctuary elephants were circus performers all of their lives. After following these elephants for a few years, we have no doubts that elephants mirror the human species. The Elephant Sanctuary has a live web cam too. With the Internet Africa is only a click away, we like to visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust often, they raise orphaned elephants until they are old enough to return to the wild.
    These sanctuaries provide a way to teach our children about elephants without the circus experience.