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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.

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.

Aug
15
Sat
2015
Night Prowl
Aug 15 @ 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.

Sep
19
Sat
2015
Night Prowl
Sep 19 @ 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.

Night Prowl
Sep 19 @ 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.

Nov
6
Fri
2015
Zoobilee @ Tallahassee Museum
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Click here to purchase tickets online. COMING SOON

For event updates, visit our Facebook event page here. COMING SOON

Join us for the 2015 Zoobilee on Friday, November 6 from 7 – 10 p.m. Enjoy live music from the Groove Merchants, an open bar, and delicious eats from (2014): Madison Social, Front Porch, Mom & Dad’s Italian Restaurant, Harry’s, 101 Restaurant, The Tin Cow, Marco’s Pizza, Myra Jean’s, The Egg, The Cake Shop, Genghis Grill, 319 Wine and Cheese Shoppe, Eat More Butts, D&D Fried Mullet, Trail Break Café and more!*  

All-inclusive tickets (includes AUCE food, OPEN bar, & LIVE music!) for our most popular annual “fun” raiser, which benefits the Museum’s educational, conservation and preservation activities, are available in advance until 5pm October 9 for $40 and after 5pm and the day of the event for $45 each (subject to availability).

$35 GROUP RATES (10 tickets for $350) ARE AVAILBLE IN ADVANCE FOR GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE! GREAT FOR EMPLOYEE OR CLIENT APPRECIATION,  PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT, CIVIC CLUB SOCIALS, etc.! Please contact Amber Smalley for more information.

* Must be 21+ to attend

A huge THANK YOU to our sponsors for their support!

PRESENTING SPONSOR: Tallahassee Democrat
DIAMOND SPONSOR: Kraft Nissan
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GOLD SPONSORS: Centennial Bank

Zoobilee is also sponsored in part by the City of Tallahassee, Leon County, Council on Culture & Arts and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.

 

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