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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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Calendar

Feb
14
Sat
2015
Sketchcrawlin’ at the Museum Exhibit
Feb 14 @ 9:00 am – May 31 @ 5:00 pm
Sketchcrawlin' at the Museum Exhibit

Check out the Museum’s new spring exhibit, “Sketchcrawlin’ at the Museum” on display in Phipps Gallery beginning Feb 14 through May 31! The Tallahassee chapter of Sketchcrawl, an online international sketch forum, exhibits drawings and paintings of  the Museum and other city venues in the Phipps Gallery. Also, Mark Fletcher displays watercolors from his national art residency at Big Cypress Preserve in the Bird Room.

May
4
Mon
2015
Critter Class
May 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

May’s theme: Popcorn, Pigs, and Potatoes! What a way to wrap up the Critter Classes for summer. Digging, playing with mud, and creating healthy treats are all a part of this exciting Critter Class!

Monthly class for 2 to 3.5 year old children and an adult partner, meeting on Monday each week. Each month incorporates a new theme into the lessons.

Fee is for the entire month, and pre-registration is required by noon on the Friday prior to the first Monday of each month. Please be sure to check the calendar, as some weeks there will be no class due to holidays.

May
16
Sat
2015
Introduction to Blacksmithing
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Work alongside an experienced blacksmith to learn some history and basics of the craft. Participants will take home their own creation.  Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

Visit Tallahassee T.O.U.R. Guide FREE Admission Day
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Don’t miss the next Visit Tallahassee T.O.U.R. Guide FREE Admission Day, Saturday, May 16 at the Tallahassee Museum, where admission is FREE all day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.! There will be plenty of family-friendly activities happening throughout the Museum grounds including close-up animal encounters and living history demonstrations on the 1880’s Big Bend Farmstead. Click here for more information.

Night Prowl
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Guides will lead guests on a tour of the Wild Florida Trail after Museum hours. The tour guide will talk to the group about nocturnal behaviors, as well as a variety of other topics specific to the individual animals. The tour will include an animal encounter. Registration Deadline: The Wednesday prior to the event, by noon.

May
17
Sun
2015
Festival of Freedom FREE Day! @ Tallahassee Museum
May 17 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us Sunday, May 17 11am to 5pm as we celebrate 150 Years of Freedom in Florida! Tour the Tallahassee Museum Bellevue Plantation and visit the Plantation Communities exhibit for FREE as part of the Emancipation Week festivities. You must request free admission at the ticket counter prior to entry!

Jun
20
Sat
2015
Introduction to Blacksmithing
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Work alongside an experienced blacksmith to learn some history and basics of the craft. Participants will take home their own creation.  Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

Night Prowl
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Guides will lead guests on a tour of the Wild Florida Trail after Museum hours. The tour guide will talk to the group about nocturnal behaviors, as well as a variety of other topics specific to the individual animals. The tour will include an animal encounter. Registration Deadline: The Wednesday prior to the event, by noon.

Jul
11
Sat
2015
Swamp Stomp
Jul 11 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Stake out a shady spot among the lakeside oaks and enjoy hours of great outdoor performances into the cool of the evening.

This music festival is an acoustic music lover’s dream! Kick back and savor the summer flavor of acoustic performances by talented singer/songwriters. A staple of the Big Bend’s cultural calendar, the outdoor event features folk, blues, contemporary acoustic, ballads, highlands, saltwater music and much more! The musicians include accomplished performers and rising talents.

Plus outdoor games, animal encounters, living-history demonstrations, and other fun activities will be happening across the Museum’s beautiful 52 acre site.

 

Jul
18
Sat
2015
Night Prowl
Jul 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Guides will lead guests on a tour of the Wild Florida Trail after Museum hours. The tour guide will talk to the group about nocturnal behaviors, as well as a variety of other topics specific to the individual animals. The tour will include an animal encounter. Registration Deadline: The Wednesday prior to the event, by noon.

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