Welcome to the Tallahassee Museum! Set amidst 52 acres of breathtaking Florida flora and fauna, the Tallahassee Museum has served as an iconic Florida landmark for more than 50 years. Ranked as one of the state’s top museums, the Tallahassee Museum encourages guests to discover and learn about our region’s natural environment, rich history, and diverse communities.
The Museum’s living exhibits of native wildlife, nature trails, and native gardens are renowned by visitors of all ages. The Museum is home to fourteen historic buildings that immerse visitors in 19th century experiences and allow them to discover the history and lifestyles of southern communities. The internationally acclaimed exhibit, Jim Gary’s Twentieth Century Dinosaurs features vividly colored dinosaurs sculpted from recycled car parts that evoke thoughts about art, science and sustainability. Tallahassee Tree to Tree Adventures, the Museum’s zip line and aerial adventure course, encourages visitors to explore the majesty of nature from high in the trees.
9 am – 5 pm: Monday-Saturday
11 am – 5 pm: Sunday
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day and New Year’s Day
3945 Museum Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32310
Phone: (850) 575-8684
Info line: (850) 576-1636
Fax: (850) 574-8243
|College Students (w/I.D.)||$11.00|
|Children (3 and under)||Free (with family)|
|Group Admission Rates (Groups of 20 or more)|
|Children (15 and under)||$8.00|
Generally, a visit of 2 to 3 hours is recommended to explore and enjoy all of the Museum’s exhibits, trails, displays and beautiful vistas. If you plan to take advantage of the Museum’s separately ticketed Tallahassee Tree To Tree Adventures, allow anywhere from an hour to 3 hours to experience this amazing aerial adventure. Plan your Museum visit today!
Parking, Food and Shopping
The Museum provides free parking and excellent food and beverages are found at our Trail Break Café. The Trail Break Café is open (beginning January 23, 2017) Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Shoppers will find a wonderful selection of gifts and souvenirs for all ages and prices at the Museum Store. Check out our Cafe Menu and Store Merchandise here.
Photography and Video Taping
You are welcome to bring your cameras to capture the beauty of the Tallahassee Museum and its exhibits. If you plan to use the photography for commercial purposes, please notify the Museum’s admission staff upon entering in order to complete our photography permit process and fees.
Groups planning a visit to the Museum may fill out the online group registration form . If your group wishes to have a program, please see our Education Programs page, otherwise choose “No program/Self-guide” from the dropdown menu in the form above.
For Your Comfort
As a living museum, much of the Museum is outside so you will want to dress accordingly. The Museum’s contemporary buildings are heated and cooled while the historic buildings are not and their temperatures are reflective of the outdoor temperatures. Comfortable walking shoes are encouraged to best enjoy our boardwalks and trails. Specific clothing and shoes are required for Tallahassee Tree To Tree Adventures.
Daily Animal Encounters
Experience a close encounter with one of Florida’s native animal ambassadors daily at the Chapin Outdoor Classroom. Animals include: alligators, snakes, turtles, armadillos, opossums, or birds of prey!
Monday – Friday: 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 11:30 am, 1:30 p.m., & 3:30 p.m.
Experience Living History
Saturdays and Sundays
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
During the weekends, our 1880s Big Bend farm is alive with hands-on demonstrations of the past. Activities on the farm include: quilting, carding wool, tending to the garden, spinning, blacksmithing, and cooking. Demonstrations are also alive at the Bellevue Plantation house at least 2 weekends of the month. Activities include: candle-dipping, drop spindle spinning, and cooking.
Stay and Play
Tallahassee celebrates its history, heritage, culture and festive nature throughout the year whether it’s food, music, a glimpse into the period of earliest recorded history or marveling at the latest technology. Click here for a list of 2017 events!
From charming bed and breakfasts to trendy, boutique hotels, the variety of lodging options in Tallahassee suits every taste, budget and occasion. Click here for a list of all Tallahassee lodging options. Or, click here to compare prices and read reviews.
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With menus and creative touches as varied as Tallahassee’s landscape, dining in Florida’s Capital City includes authentic regional cuisine, down-home favorites, award-winning fine dining and even a place that serves hot dogs more than 10,230 ways. Click here to browse a list of amazing dining options!
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Tallahassee Museum programs sponsored in part through COCA’s Cultural Grant Program funded by the City of Tallahassee and Leon County.