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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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Early Childhood Education

Imagine a classroom with tall trees, abundant wildlife, historic buildings, and a bright red caboose!

Preschool Classes

Please note that we operate on the Leon County Schools schedule. If schools are closed due to holidays, school breaks, or inclement weather, preschool classes will also be closed.

Class Integration
Our full day classes not only serve VPK students but are also open to students enrolled in our standard Early Childhood program. ! Students learn to work together building collaborative skills that will help prepare them for the world ahead.

The Museum’s accredited preschool program offers a Monday-Friday full day class and a Monday-Friday Half Day Class. The program offers a qualified Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) class within the full-day program. 

If you are enrolling in VPK, eligibility forms are issued and may be obtained from the Early Learning Coalition website. For more information scroll down and follow the ELC link.

Dates: 2020 – 2021, Classes beginning August 17, 2020
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As a Florida Gold Seal Status site (Certificate # A4970), our overall objective is to provide an enriching learning experience for your child in a healthy environment.

For families registering in our Preschool program, you will receive a family membership to the Museum, allowing you to come out and experience the many exciting opportunities our Museum has to offer. You will receive free Museum admission for 4 people per visit, discounted rates on birthday parties, workshops & classes, and the option to participate in our monthly Inside Out Behind the Scenes program for members only. 

If you are still looking to register, please contact the education department at the museum to see if openings are available.


Monday- Friday Full Day Class

This class is offered for the family looking for a full-day, five days a week, year-round program. The entire Museum is utilized to offer your child a well-rounded and unique learning experience. Classes integrate the Museum’s resources into the curriculum.
Ages: 3.5- 5 years old
Times: 7:30 am-5: 30 pm/ VPK Instructional Hours Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fee: Non-VPK: $730 per month/ VPK wrap around fee $525 per month.  A $100 administrative fee & a $150 materials fee are also applied to the first month’s tuition.


To Register, please click HERE

Monday- Friday Half- Day Class

This class is great for families who prefer shorter preschool days for their children. Like our full-day program, the Museum becomes the classroom both indoors and out!

Ages: 3.5-5 years old
Times: 7:30 am-1: 00 pm/ VPK Instructional Hours Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fee: Non-VPK: $447 per month/ VPK wrap around fee $215 per month. A $100 administrative fee & a $150.00 materials fee is also applied to the first month’s tuition.


To Register, please click HERE

Please know that no registration is final without payment. For further questions call: 850.575.8684 ext. 141

State Paid VPK Information

Our Early Childhood program participates in this initiative and offers VPK instructional hours on specific days. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday throughout the school year are the designated days for qualified VPK students. These specified days allow time off for students on Mondays and Fridays of each week, without interruption to VPK hours.

The state of Florida pays for 15 instructional hours of Voluntary Pre-K per week. Our base rate for Early Childhood Education is $575 per month. Parents must pay a wrap-around fee that covers the hours of the class not paid for by the state VPK program.
*We do not offer part-time spots in either class*
Prices are based on the current state of Florida VPK rates.

Enrolling In VPK

Parents must download, and complete the VPK application from The Early Learning Coalition (ELC) website. Parents must then submit the application, along with other necessary documentation to an ELC service center. The VPK application, and instructions for enrollment may be found by clicking here.

Tallahassee Museum

Tallahassee Museum 3945 Museum Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310
Phone: (850) 575-8684 Info line: (850) 576-1636


9 am – 5 pm: Monday-Saturday
11 am – 5 pm: Sunday

Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day and New Year’s Day