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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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Calendar

Nov
28
Fri
2014
Winter Guest Animals Have Arrived!
Nov 28 – Apr 1 all-day
Winter Guest Animals Have Arrived! @ Tallahassee | Florida | United States

The Museum is pleased to announce its Winter Guest Animals have arrived! “From Neotropical Forest Floor to Canopy” is a multispecies exhibit of Neotropical animals native to South and Central America that is open to the public through the end of April. The group includes red-rumped agoutis, brilliant blue and gold macaws, tortoises, guans, and last but not least, a Hoffman’s two-toed sloth.

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.

Mar
7
Sat
2015
The Joys of Keeping Chickens
Mar 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration Deadline: Wednesday March 4th by noon.

Come learn about all the joys of keeping your own chickens.  Master Gardener and Living History Interpreter Judith Stricklin will share how easy and rewarding it is to raise your own backyard flock from chicks.  Not only will she give you suggestions of how to build a predator-proof coop and how to care for your chickens, she will also share the benefits of having compost on hand, as well as a bounty of fresh eggs!

Mar
21
Sat
2015
Introduction to Blacksmithing
Mar 21 @ 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.

Night Prowl
Mar 21 @ 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.

Apr
4
Sat
2015
Beginning Blacksmith Workshop
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – Apr 5 @ 5:00 pm

This two day beginners workshop will begin with making a punch and a chisel, then use the punch and chisel to make a set of tongs. After that, participants will use the tools made plus others to make another item such as a letter opener or oyster shucker, etc. Participants will take home all of their creations.

 

Apr
6
Mon
2015
Critter Class
Apr 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

April’s theme: Bunnies, Birds, and Buds- Spring is in the air. Critter friends will be delighted with fun projects during this session.

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.

Apr
18
Sat
2015
Stomp Out Diabetes Event – FREE Admission
Apr 18 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

The Tallahassee Museum is a proud sponsor of the Leon County Schools Stomping Out Type 2 Diabetes event Saturday, April 18. The event will take place at the Tallahassee Museum and will be fun for the whole family! Free access from 8:30am – 11:30am to the Museum, reduced fees for Tree to Tree Adventures, 1 Mile Family Fun STOMP, and other activities will be available!

Introduction to Blacksmithing
Apr 18 @ 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.

Night prowl
Apr 18 @ 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.

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