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!
Experience Living History
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.