Students will explore the shoreline of Lake Bradford in this hands-on learning experience! This class will collect samples using dip nets, take a closer look at specimens with digital microscopes, and learn about animals that live in our local wetland ecosystems.
Registration deadline: Wednesday, September 11, at 12pm
Parents do not need to stay during the program. They are encouraged to sign the child in then come back to sign the child out. If the parent does want to stay for the program, then s/he must pay admissions.
We invite you to enter the world of our nighttime animals. Enjoy a tour of night life at the Tallahassee Museum as your guide points out many of our nocturnal animals who call the Museum home. You will also have an opportunity to get close to one special night creature!
*Please note that this is an outdoor program.
*Tickets must be purchased in advanced through our website, registration deadline is September 11th at 12:00pm (Noon).
Daisies- Learning from the Past (10:00am – 11:45am) Register HERE
Today, Daisies learn to use resources wisely! While learning Clover’s story, girls will make a garden collage using re-purposed magazines. We’ll also step back in time to the 1880s Big Bend Farm as we compare the ways people lived then and now. In closing, girls will understand how we can all learn from the past to be more resourceful in our own lives.
Brownie Hiker Badge (10:00am – 12:00pm) Register HERE
Brownies will learn what it means to be a successful hiker! Girls will learn to read a map as they navigate the Nature Trail at the Tallahassee Museum. One really important factor in hiking is knowing what gear to take on a hike. Girls will learn what is important to take, and what should be left behind. We’ll also have a chance to make GORP!
Daisies- R-E-S-P-E-C-T (1:00pm – 2:45pm) Register HERE
Daisies will learn how to “respect myself and others” from the Girl Scout Law. As we read Gloria’s Story, girls will discuss how they can respect themselves and others, and learn to write a thank you note. They will also have an up close encounter with a Florida native animal and a closing discussion of how we respect wildlife and other animals.
Brownie The Beauty of Bugs (1:00pm – 3:00pm) Register HERE
Brownies will learn the different parts of the butterfly, get to create spider craft, observe butterfly and bug specimens, and take a bug walk to observe many types of bugs that live here at the museum.
The Museum Files
In this multi-part series, the Tallahassee Museum presents The Museum Files—lectures in criminal justice, forensics, behavioral profiling, police investigation, myths, legends, and unsolved crimes.
He’s Crazy/She’s Crazy – Behavioral Profiling
We will briefly discuss some mental pathologies that impact people as it relates to relationships and crime. Ideally, we will cover the telltale signs of disorders, what those disorders may be recognized as from a behavioral perspective, and for individuals who fall into certain categories, what challenges those behaviors present to others as well as to identify people who may cause harm within intimate relationships.
Dr. Lee Bushong, FAMU
Dr. Lee Bushong joined FAMU in 2018. He is an assistant professor in criminal justice within the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice. Dr. Bushong combines a former career in law enforcement with the theory of academia, giving students exposure to both. In addition to working at FAMU, Dr. Bushong is a member of FEMORS, Florida’s emergency mortuary response organization, a field trained archaeologist, and a forensic under water crime scene investigator He has published works on crime scene investigation and millennial motivation. Dr. Bushong’s specialties include human remains identification, wound interpretation, blood evidence, forensic behavior analysis, sexual deviancy, emergency management, archaeology, and underwater investigation.
Learn how to make yarn out of your plastic grocery bags. Plarn, yarn created by cutting plastic bags and connecting the strips of plastic, is great for crocheting or knitting your own reusable grocery bags. Many crafters also use plarn to make sleeping mats for the homeless.
In this class, participants will learn two techniques to cut plastic bags into usable plarn.
All workshop participants must be at least 14 years of age to participate in this workshop. Any participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
-5 to 10 plastic grocery bags
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 25th at noon.
Junior’s Detective Badge (10:00am – 12:00pm) Register HERE
During this Badge, girls will make observations, learn how to write in invisible ink, make an identity card with their fingerprints, learn how to use a microscope, and finally go on a scavenger hunt while following clues.
Cadettes-Trees Please! (10:00am – 12:00pm) Register HERE
Cadettes will learn about the different parts of trees, and explore the different trees and plants they can find at the Tallahassee Museum. They’ll also learn about the prescribed burning of the nature trail, and make a craft using leaves from the trees.
Junior’s Animal Homes Badge (1:00pm – 3:00pm) Register HERE
During the Junior’s Animal Habitats Badge, girls will learn the essentials within a habitat. They will have a chance to create a habitat by making a collage, and they’ll take a look at what we do to make all the habitats at the Museum healthy for our animals. Girls will lend a hand by helping to pick up items that don’t belong to keep the habitats safe. In closing, they’ll have an up close encounter with a gopher tortoise.
Cadettes-The Important work of animals (1:00pm – 3:00pm) Register HERE
Girls will learn the historical importance of farm animals while tour the 1880s farm, learn how animals help us as they walk the Florida Wildlife Trail, and finally enjoy an animal encounter while discussing how animals make us feel.
The right plant, the right place, and the right season all play a role in successfully growing herbs in North Florida. Come and learn the many types of herbs you can grow in your garden this fall. Samples will be available for tasting and smelling, and participants will plant a few seeds of their own to take home.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 25th at Noon.
Matt Hill was born and raised in Tallahassee; he first fell in love with nature, the
animals, and the forest at the Tallahassee Museum during the 1970s. He moved to
Africa in 2011 and shortly-thereafter founded the nonprofit Green Again Madagascar to
continue the commitment to protect nature's amazing ecosystems that he first learned at
Jr-museum. Through the GreenAgain Project, they seek to restore damaged rainforest
reserves in Madagascar. True ecological restoration is more than simply replanting
trees. It involves a long term commitment to assisting the recovery of an ecosystem.
GreenAgain's three main goals are to restore, educate, and empower. Come welcome
Matt Hill back home to the Tallahassee Museum as he presents about the unique and
interesting animals and trees that live in the far-away rainforests of Madagascar!
While walk ups may be welcomed, please register through our website free of charge by September 27th at noon to participate.
Campers will explore the great outdoors and all the exciting things we can do outside. Learn how to go on a hike, read a compass, prepare for a camping trip, and explore nature!
For K-1st grade camp, register HERE.
For 2nd-5th grade camp, register HERE.
Registration Deadline: Sunday, September 29th at Noon.