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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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College Student Appreciation Day – FREE ADMISSION (w/ valid college ID)
Feb 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm


Welcome Back Students! 

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WHO: All College Students with Valid Student ID

WHAT: Welcome Back Event with FREE admission, live music, and 11% off Tree to Tree Adventures Zipline rates!

WHEN: Sunday, February 26 from 11am to 5pm

WHERE: Tallahassee Museum

The first 100 students will also receive SWAG BAGS filled w/cups, koozies, gift certificates and coupons to some of the great local restaurants/bars! Must have valid College ID. 

Come and enjoy our wildlife collection, nature trail, historic buildings, 1880s farm and live music on the outdoor stage! Tasty treats are available at the Trail Break Cafe!

We’ve Got the Blues, Indigo that is!
Mar 4 @ 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:  Wednesday March 1, 2017 by noon.

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

This workshop is limited to 15 people.

World Wildlife Day Celebration
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The UN World Wildlife Day (WWD) is the global celebration of the diverse forms of wildlife on our planet. The occasion raises awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to both wildlife and people, and recognizes the plight of many threatened or endangered species.

World Wildlife Day is celebrated annually on March 3rd, marking the day of the signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1973. The Tallahassee Museum will celebrate with a museum-wide event on the following Saturday, March 4th, 2017.

The theme of this year’s celebration is ‘Listen to the Young Voices’, with a focus on connecting young people around the world to explore what wildlife conservation and protection mean to them and instill a responsibility in them to take action for the future of both wild animals and plants.

World Wildlife poster
Night Prowl
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 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: March 1, 2017 at 12:00 PM.

Home School – Jr. Zoo Keeper – 6th-12th Grade
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

After a close up encounter with a native creature, students will take a guided tour of the Museum’s Florida Wildlife Trail, learn about animal enrichment, and how we care for our collection of Native Species!


Home School – Jr. Zoo Keeper – Kindergarten – 5th Grade
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

After a close up encounter with a native creature, students will take a guided tour of the Museum’s Florida Wildlife Trail, learn about animal enrichment, and how we care for our collection of Native Species!

Mullet: Historic Fishing in the Big Bend
Mar 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This workshop is tailored for people with little to no experience throwing a cast net.  Nets will be provided for the duration of the workshop, but students can bring their own if they wish. During the workshop, each person will learn to throw a net that fits their size and ability, make an antique style fish scaler, prepare a fish, smoke it, and process it into a dip.  Participants will take home their fish scaler, smoked fish dip, and reference sheet about the selection and care of a cast net.  All materials provided, but participants should bring a small cooler to bring home their fish dip. Participants should wear shirts and pants without NO exposed buttons. Buttons will tear holes in nets.   Taught by Ken Horne and James Gorman, both are professional teachers and avid fishermen.  Registration deadline: Wednesday March 9, 2017 at noon. 

The History of Butter Making
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Learn the ins and outs of making butter. In this very informative workshop participants will learn the history, benefits of, and creative ways to enjoy butter! “Churn as you learn”, in this comprehensive hands on workshop that allows participants a chance to learn the art of making delicious butter in a variation of ways and taste! Registration Deadline, Wednesday March 8, 2017 at noon.
Girl Scout Overnight Journey – Cadettes “Media”
Mar 11 @ 12:00 pm – Mar 12 @ 12:00 pm
Girl Scout Overnight Journey - Cadettes "Media"

Registration Deadline – February 28, 2017 at noon.

Behind the Scenes Feeding Experience
Mar 11 @ 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Behind the Scenes Feeding Experience

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 March 8, 2017 at noon.

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