This two day beginning blacksmith workshop will be held at the Museum’s smithy with instructor Michael Murphy, the Museum’s part-time resident blacksmith. This workshop will be for people with little to no blacksmith experience and is limited to six people. Each person will have the opportunity to work with the traditional coal burning forge, as well as the more modern propane-burning forge. Materials will be provided and participants may take their creations with them at the end of the day.
* All participants must be at least 16 years of age.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 2nd at noon.
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.
Surviving a Cold Case
This presentation will focus on what it is like to be told your loved one was murdered and the ensuing struggle when days turn to weeks, weeks turn to months, months turn to years and the reality sets in that the case may never be solved. On October 10, 2009, Cliff Backmann was robbed, shot and killed while working on a Saturday afternoon. Cliff’s son, Ryan, will share his journey to find justice and his passion to help others along the way.
Ryan Backmann, Executive Director, Project Cold Case
Join us as we learn all about bats and the history of Halloween. We will have fun together making a batty craft.
Registration deadline: Wednesday, October 9, 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.
Otherwise known as the “SC” stitch in patterns, the single crochet is usually the first stitch a new crochet-er will learn. Participants will be provided an “I” crochet hook and yarn for class and to take home.
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.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 9th at noon.
“Flora and Fauna Edition”
Monotype is a type of printmaking made by drawing on glass with oily paint and then pressing
by hand onto an absorbent sheet of paper. In this class, Christina Fullerton will lead
participants in creating their very own monoprint.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 9th at noon.
Tree To Tree Adventures’ Night Flights is a very exciting way to experience the Soaring Cypress zip line course in the dark. Grab your headlamps and zip through the tree-tops while conquering aerial obstacles and soaring over the cypress swamp.
Night Flight season is upon us and returns on October 12th from 7:30 pm – 11 pm.
Tree To Tree Adventures’ Night Flight is an exhilarating way to experience the Soaring Cypress zip line course in the dark. Grab your headlamps and zip through the tree-tops while conquering aerial obstacles and soaring over the cypress swamp.
October’s full moon is commonly called the Hunter’s Moon, harkening back to European and Native American traditions where hunters would use the light of the full moon to track down their prey and stock up for the coming winter.
Please pre-register. Sign-in will begin at 7:30 p.m.
$54 includes all equipment
Contact email@example.com for more information or to learn about setting up a private night zip!
Discover the wow factor of spiders! Have you ever been curious about what makes them so “spooky”? Campers will learn facts about spider venom, spider anatomy, and what makes spiders special in the natural world, and our own!
For K-1st grade camp, register HERE.
For 2nd-5th grade camp, register HERE.
Registration Deadline: Sunday, October 13th at Noon.
Daisies- Honest and Fair (10:00am – 11:30am) Register HERE
As Girl Scouts, we vow to do our best to be honest and fair, an important piece of the Girl Scout Law. Daisies will read Lupe’s story, talk about the story, act out the story, and then play some games to learn how to be honest and fair!
Brownies – Painting in Nature (10:00am – 12:00pm) Register HERE
Brownies will earn their Painting Badge by learning to get inspired, learning how to paint by one of our resident artist educators, learning to use water coolers, printing with leaves, and paint a mural with their fellow Brownies.
Daisies- Make the World a Better Place (1:00m – 2:30pm) Register HERE
Get together with your Girl Scout sisters to help make the world a better place! During this workshop, Daisies will read Rosie’s story, discuss the story, act out the story, and then help keep the Tallahassee Museum looking beautiful!
Brownies- Learn about Pets (1:00pm – 3:00pm) Register HERE
From dogs and cats to hamsters and guinea pigs to birds and beyond, pets are an important part of our lives! During this Pets Badge, Brownies will learn about different pets, help clean up after the Tallahassee Museum education animals, walk the farm to learn about wild and domestic animals, make an enrichment for an education animal, and make a pet feeding schedule.
There are thousands of new products on the market that claim to be safe for your irreplaceable photos, invitations, and keepsakes. But, are they really?
In this 2 hour workshop, Director of Collections and Exhibits, Lacie Ballinger, will cover ways to properly preserve your irreplaceable items for generations to come.
*Please bring examples of paper based items that you would like to preserve.