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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

Feb
8
Mon
2016
Critter Buddy- We Love Winter
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Get out the jackets and mittens for a walk to look for the first signs of spring. Hopefully the violets will cooperate! Get ready to search for heart shaped leaves, catch your buddies shadow and learn about animals that live underground at the museum just like our groundhog friend who predicts the length of winter up north. Thank goodness we are in Florida! Hope you will join us.  Registration fee does not include admission fee to the Museum.  Registration deadline Friday 2/5/2016 at noon.

Feb
13
Sat
2016
Saturday Matinee of the Arts: FREE Admission
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Join us for Saturday Matinee of the Arts: For the Love of the Arts; a rich lineup of visual and performing arts, including live music on the outdoor stage and in the museum’s historic buildings. The day’s dance performances typically range from ballet to flamenco, while artists and artisans from fine painters and potters to jewelry makers display their work in picturesque settings throughout the museum’s grounds. This year’s Valentine’s Day themed event may include love-themed crafts, historic information about the holiday, and even some sweet treats!

Saturday Matinee of the Arts is presented by the Tallahassee Museum and FSU Opening Nights.

Click here for event schedule and more information.

 

Sketchcrawlin’ at the Museum Exhibit
Feb 13 @ 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 13 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.

Frolics of Florida
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tallahassee’s only provocative tour! In this adult only tour, guests will learn all about the oddities in mating among the Museum’s animal collection. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour in the Natural Science Building prior to the tour. Participants will enjoy refreshments and an entertaining talk relating to this sexy subject matter during this time and will then be escorted out to the Wild Florida Trail to begin the tour!

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 10th by 12:00 PM. Registration is based on a first come first serve basis.

Feb
14
Sun
2016
Frolics of Florida
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tallahassee’s only provocative tour! In this adult only tour, guests will learn all about the oddities in mating among the Museum’s animal collection. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour in the Natural Science Building prior to the tour. Participants will enjoy refreshments and an entertaining talk relating to this sexy subject matter during this time and will then be escorted out to the Wild Florida Trail to begin the tour!

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 10th by 12:00 PM. Registration is based on a first come first serve basis.

Feb
16
Tue
2016
Home School K – 2nd Grade
Feb 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Theme: Key Stone Species

Rich learning opportunities for home-schooled children are scheduled regularly at the Tallahassee Museum. Programs are tailored to grade level and correlate with Sunshine State Standards. Older or younger children and parents may visit the Museum during the programs.

Minimum of 4, maximum of 20 students per program

Pre-registration is required. Registrations must be received by the Friday prior to the program date at 12:30pm to participate in the class. Children must stay within their age-appropriate group.

If you wish to register for multiple dates, please download and fill out the registration form here and submit it with payment.

Home School Registration

Home School 3rd – 5th Grade
Feb 16 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am

Theme: Key Stone Species

Rich learning opportunities for home-schooled children are scheduled regularly at the Tallahassee Museum. Programs are tailored to grade level and correlate with Sunshine State Standards. Older or younger children and parents may visit the Museum during the programs.

Minimum of 4, maximum of 20 students per program

Pre-registration is required. Registrations must be received by the Friday prior to the program date at 12:30pm to participate in the class. Children must stay within their age-appropriate group.

If you wish to register for multiple dates, please download and fill out the registration form here and submit it with payment.

Home School Registration

Feb
20
Sat
2016
Night Prowl
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Enjoy a guided tour at the Tallahassee Museum and learn about the night life along the Florida Wildlife Trail. Your guide will provide an enjoyable experience as you spot the many nocturnal animals which call the Museum home. You will also have an opportunity to get close to one special night creature.  Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 12:00 PM.

Feb
27
Sat
2016
Sketching From Life Workshop
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mark Fletcher's PigIn this two hour class you will be introduced to the basics of sketching. Drawing from observation is a rewarding way to experience life. The Tallahassee Museum offers fascinating subjects for anyone from animals to architecture, people to landscape, and beautiful items from our collection. Whatever your skill level, you’ll improve by sketching nature and natural objects.

ABOUT THE TEACHER:
Mark J. Fletcher earned his Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from FSU and his Master’s in Fine Arts from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He felt his apprenticeship for several years in Japan was like a second Master’s degree. In Japan, he studied sculpture, ceramic design and ink painting (sumi-e).  Mark’s artwork is inspired by his love of nature. His almost daily walks in the Apalachicola National Forest are recorded in drawings and detailed observations in many sketchbooks. From those notes, he recreates his experiences in larger artworks.Mark has taught art at 5 colleges and universities. In addition to teaching at the Tallahassee Museum and Tallahassee Senior Center, he sells his artworks through the LeMoyne Center for the Arts, Nomads Gallery and art festivals in the Southeast under the name Turtle Hill Studio.

TAPP Rain Garden Workshop
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This workshop is free. Nonmembers who wish to attend this workshop will need to pay the admission fee.

TAPP instructors will take participants through the design and planning of a rain garden 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.

To register for this program send an email with the subject “TAPP Registration” to registrations@tallahasseemuseum.org including your name, email address, and phone number.

Deadline to register for this program is Friday, February 26, 2016 by 12:00 PM.

 

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