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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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Home School – Wild Wetlands – K-5th
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Students will explore the shoreline of Lake Bradford in this hands-on learning experience! This class   will collect samples using dip nets, take a closer look at specimens with digital microscopes, and learn about animals that live in our local wetland ecosystems.

Growing Herbs
Sep 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Growing Herbs

The right plant, the right place, and the right season all play a role in successfully growing herbs in North Florida. Come and learn the many types of herbs you can grow in your garden this fall! Samples will be available for tasting and smelling, and participants will plant a few seeds of their own to take home. Deadline: Friday September 2 at noon.

Home School – Wild Wetlands – 6th-12th Grade
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Students will explore the shoreline of Lake Bradford for a hands-on learning experience. In this class your child will collect samples using dip nets, take a closer look with digital microscopes, and learn about animals that live in our local wetland ecosystems.

Girl Scouts – Juniors Gardner Badge
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration Deadline is Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

TAPP Rain Barrel Workshop
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
TAPP Rain Barrel Workshop

This workshop is free; non-members who wish to visit the Museum after the workshop must pay Museum admission.

TAPP instructors will take participants through the design and planning of a rain barrel and on their properties to slow the flow of water from their yards and improve groundwater recharge.  Instructors will be available afterward to answer questions and discuss the specifics of each participant’s yard.

Registration deadline:  Friday September 9, 2016 by noon.

Girl Scouts – Cadettes Field Day Badge
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Crochet Class on the Farm Porch
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Long-time Living History Volunteer and fiber arts genius, Anna Lovcy, will be teaching several crochet classes this workshop season.  Sign up for just one class or all of her classes!  This class is great for beginners, with experienced crocheters also welcome to learn new skills.

All workshop participants must be at least 14 years of age to participate in this workshop.  Any participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Materials for this class are not provided.  To participate you will need to bring an “I” sized crochet hook and a skein of medium hued yarn of worsted weight (noted on yarn label).

Intro to Blacksmithing
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Intro to Blacksmithing

Work alongside an experienced blacksmith to learn some history and basics of the craft. Participants will take home their own creation.

Registration Deadline:  Friday September 16, 2016 by noon.


Behind the Scenes Feeding Experience
Sep 17 @ 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Have you ever wanted to know more about the wildlife at the Museum? Explore the diverse diets of our  bears, river otters, panther and cougars. This program takes you behind the scenes with one of the Museum’s animal keepers who will walk you through the feeding process of these 3 species.

Limit 15 people per program; children 10 and up welcome. Registration deadline: Wednesday September 14, 2016 at noon.

We’ve Got the Blues, Indigo that is!
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
We've Got the Blues, Indigo that is!


Synthetic dyes were invented in the late 1800s.  Until then, all dyes had to come from natural sources (usually plants).  One of the most sought-after colors was blue; the best source for blue is the indigo plant.  Indigo requires a long hot growing season, so commercial attempts were made in places such as the West Indies, Florida, and Louisiana. They were met with limited success, as preparing and using the dye is complex and labor-intensive.

In this workshop we will prepare and dye with indigo, have fun with some tie-dyeing techniques, and learn about this history of indigo in Florida.

Registration deadline:  Friday September 23, 2016 by noon.

Workshop participants under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

This workshop is limited to 15 people.

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