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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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Plan Your Museum Visit

geoWelcome 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.

Museum Hours

9 am – 5 pm: Monday-Saturday
11 am – 5 pm: Sunday
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day and New Year’s Day

Tallahassee Museum
3945 Museum Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32310

Phone: (850) 575-8684
Info line: (850) 576-1636
Fax: (850) 574-8243

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Admission Rates

Adults $11.50
Seniors (65+) $11.00
College Students (w/I.D.) $11.00
Children (4-15) $8.50
Children (3 and under) Free (with family)
Members Free
Group Admission Rates (Groups of 20 or more)
Adults $10.00
Children (15 and under) $8.00

Visit Time

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.

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 –  Friday11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
SaturdaySunday: 11:30 am1:30 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.