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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

Oct
1
Sat
2016
Medicinal Herbs
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Medicinal Herbs

Herbs were our first medicine! In this class learn to identify a few medicinal plants, learn ways they were used in the past, and some ways herbs are used today.

Oct
7
Fri
2016
Home School – Jr. Naturalist – K-5th
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fall is here! Students will get outdoors on the Nature Trail with field guides and specimen jars in hand! Children will work together to identify animal tracks and plant species!

Oct
8
Sat
2016
Crochet Class on the Farm Porch
Oct 8 @ 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).

Behind the Scenes Feeding Experience
Oct 8 @ 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 October 5, 2016 at noon.

Oct
14
Fri
2016
Home School – Jr. Naturalist – 6th-12th Grade
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fall is here! Students will get outdoors on the Nature Trail with field guides and specimen jars in hand! Children will work together to identify animal tracks and plant species!

Oct
15
Sat
2016
Intro. to Blacksmithing
Oct 15 @ 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.

Night Prowl
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Night Prowl

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, October 12, 2016 at 12:00 PM.

Oct
21
Fri
2016
Halloween Howl 2016 @ Tallahassee Museum
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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October 21st & 22nd from 6-10 p.m. nightly!

Click here to purchase advanced tickets online.

For event updates and general information, visit our Halloween Howl Facebook page here, or click here for info on the Haunted Trail.

To become a Halloween Howl Volunteer, click here

Halloween Howl is an event for all ages offering hours of fun family-friendly activities, as well as a renown haunted trail with scenes that will scare the socks off older kids and adults!

TRail-logoWicked fun abounds for the faint of heart and thrill-seekers alike at Tallahassee Museum’s 23rd annual Halloween Howl! Prepare for a night filled with trick-or-treating, land of mystical creatures, both haunted and not-so-spooky trails, carnival games, costume contest, prizes, and more!

Spooky sounds from local bands (TBA) will echo from the entertainment stage. The annual costume contest open to all ages offers eerie and cute sights and plentiful prizes, while the Trail Break Café features tasty treats for a delectable dinner or a welcome snack during the event.

Young, daring guests will get their adrenaline pumping on a spooky guided Tree to Tree Adventure, where chills and thrills are guaranteed to be waiting around every tree bend with this customized TREEMendous Adventure children’s course. Our Canopy Crossing course will also be open during the event!

 

A huge THANK YOU to our sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor: Tallahassee Democrat

TD and com with GANNETT

 

 

 

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Oct
22
Sat
2016
Halloween Howl 2016 @ Tallahassee Museum
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

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October 21st & 22nd from 6-10 p.m. nightly!

Click here to purchase advanced tickets online.

For event updates and general information, visit our Halloween Howl Facebook page here, or click here for info on the Haunted Trail.

To become a Halloween Howl Volunteer, click here

Halloween Howl is an event for all ages offering hours of fun family-friendly activities, as well as a renown haunted trail with scenes that will scare the socks off older kids and adults!

TRail-logoWicked fun abounds for the faint of heart and thrill-seekers alike at Tallahassee Museum’s 23rd annual Halloween Howl! Prepare for a night filled with trick-or-treating, land of mystical creatures, both haunted and not-so-spooky trails, carnival games, costume contest, prizes, and more!

Spooky sounds from local bands (TBA) will echo from the entertainment stage. The annual costume contest open to all ages offers eerie and cute sights and plentiful prizes, while the Trail Break Café features tasty treats for a delectable dinner or a welcome snack during the event.

Young, daring guests will get their adrenaline pumping on a spooky guided Tree to Tree Adventure, where chills and thrills are guaranteed to be waiting around every tree bend with this customized TREEMendous Adventure children’s course. Our Canopy Crossing course will also be open during the event!

 

 

A huge THANK YOU to our sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor: Tallahassee Democrat

TD and com with GANNETT

 

 

 

Tallahassee Museum programs sponsored in part through COCA’s Cultural Grant Program funded by the City of Tallahassee and Leon County.

 

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Oct
28
Fri
2016
Farm to Table
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

We are thrilled to offer this unique hands-on class!  Guests will participate in the preparation of a farm-to-table meal to be cooked on the wood-stove and served up for supper on the 1880s farmhouse porch.   Space is limited to 10 people.   No children under 12 please.

Registration closes at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.

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