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The Tallahassee Museum is located on Tallahassee's southwest side of town on the shores of beautiful Lake Bradford. Free parking is available.


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A Family and Friends membership is less than $5 per month for unlimited family fun, and pays for itself in just 2 to 3 visits! The best recreational value in the Big Bend area is the Tallahassee Museum Membership program.

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The Tallahassee Museum depends on the generosity of individuals, small businesses, corporations, foundations and planned gifts to succeed in our mission to promote knowledge and understanding of the Big Bend’s cultural history and natural environment, inspiring people to enrich their lives and build a better community.

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Staff Directory

Main Office Line: (850) 575-8684
Information Line: (850) 576-1636
Animal Department Line: (850) 575-8685
Fax Line: (850) 574-8243

Museum Staff Directory


Administration Contact Phone Email
President/CEO (Development) Russell S. Daws (850) 576-2531 x124
Vice President/COO Rebekka K. Wade (850) 575-8684 x133
Finance Assistance (Accounts Payable & Receivable) Frank Watson (850) 575-8684 x137
Admissions & Retail
Visitor Services Manager (Admissions and Store) Chris Lindsay (850) 575-8684 x121
Trail Break Café Manager (Café, Facility Rentals, and Birthday Parties) Charlotte Waters (850) 575-8684 x130
Education Programs and Volunteers
Director of Education Natasha Hartsfield (850) 575-8684 x136
Volunteer Coordinator Mayowa Ogunjobi (850) 575-8684 x115
Registrar Vacant (850) 575-8684 x141
Exhibits and Collections
Chief Curator Linda Deaton (850) 575-8684 x113
Animal Curator Mike Jones (850) 575-8685
Assistant Curator Gwendolyn Waldorf (850) 575-8684 x127
Facilities and Grounds
Facilities Manager Mike Sullivan (850) 575-8684 x134
Marketing & Membership
Director of Marketing & Membership Amber O’Connell (850) 575-8684 x140
Marketing & Event Assistant Lauryn Collier (850) 575-8684 x128
Membership Assistant Jennifer Golden (850) 575-8684 x117
Marketing Specialist Sarah Pierce (850) 575-8684 x144
Tree to Tree Zipline Adventures
Interim Manager  Juan Cruz (850) 575-8684 x147