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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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K-8th Camps

Our camps are led by experienced Museum educators. Our team approach implements creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication into each day’s lesson plan. From encounters with wildlife to exploring cultural heritage, your child will have an enriching camp experience at the Museum. Camps are offered to children in Kindergarten- 8th grade.  Please register your child in the camp of their recently completed grade level.

REGISTRATIONS

Online registration will close at 12 p.m. on the Friday prior to each camp. You may download, and bring in a registration form on the day of camp, but please know this does not guarantee you a spot. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Early registration is recommended.

We understand that changes arise in scheduling and therefore allow for one change in date and time no less than 2 weeks prior to the camp date. A $25 administrative fee for program date/time change is applied to any change made in addition to the allowed change, or one that is less than 2 weeks prior.

CAMP LUNCH PROGRAM

The Museum’s Trail Break Café offers a lunch program for K-8th grade campers. Lunch order forms may be downloaded from the forms section. Forms should be filled out by a parent or guardian, and sent with payment to camp with campers.

Tree to Tree Adventure Camps Parents must complete the Tree-to-Tree e-zwaiver no more than 24 hours prior to day camp, OR filled out manually the day of the camp.  Children 41” – 60” tall may use the TREEmendous Adventures Course, $15 per child. Children at least 54” tall may use the Canopy Crossing Course, $25 per child. ****Fees are in addition to camp fee.  Tree to Tree waivers must be filled out each time your child participates in the course.***

FORMS
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Camp Lunch Order Form_

Parent Handbook 2019

TREE TO TREE ADVENTURES

Tree to Tree is only available for camps that are listed as Zip Camps, please see below for requirements.

Children must be at least 41″ tall. Waivers must be filled out online by a parent or guardian no more than 48 hours prior to the date of camp, OR filled out manually on the day of the camp. Children 41″- 60″ tall may use the TREEmendous Adventures Course, $15 per child. Children at least 54″ tall may use the Canopy Crossing Course, $25 per child. **** Fees are in addition to camp fee****** to register online, choose the grade level your child has completed this year below.

Summer Camp 2020

We are so excited to bring a new approach to our 2020 summer camp program! Don’t worry, we’ll maintain our nature-based education method, which includes a healthy balance of indoor and outdoor time and implements hands-on immersive nature experiences. As a nature-based camp program, each week-long summer session will introduce concepts concerning our natural world today. As a camp team, students will work together to find solutions to some of the issues at hand.  We have invited experts in the fields of water conservation, bee keeping, agriculture and farming, as well as in areas of tourism to share the work they do and how it all relates to the natural wonders of the Florida landscape.  This year we’ll apply our hands-on immersive experiences, as well as the lessons learned from our guest speakers in the development of an end of week collaborative project for each week-long session of camp. 

COVID 19 Updates: To be socially responsible to our staff and our guests we are implementing and strictly enforcing the following health and safety requirements to assist our community in reducing the spread of COVID-19.

All people entering the classrooms will be required to sanitize hands upon entry. 

Anyone with a fever will not be allowed to remain at camp. A child’s temp is considered elevated at 100.4.

All campers will be instructed to use hand sanitizer while in the classrooms and hallways.

All campers will be taken to the restrooms prior to and immediately after all snacks and lunch to wash hands with soap and water.

Staff will be instructed to assist with proper hand washing techniques and remind the campers what that looks like.

Doorknobs and handles are cleaned with a disinfectant throughout the day.

Any camper who becomes ill at camp will be isolated from other campers and parents will be called to come pick them up immediately.

Camp enrollment has been capped to the Government recommended group size. Groups will remain separated from each other while in camp.

Please sign up for the grade that your child has recently completed.

Cost:

Kindergarten, 1st Grade and Jr. CITs (6th-8th grade): $170/week for members, $180/week for non-members

2-5: $205/week for members, $215/week for non-members

Hours: 9:00am – 4:30pm

Extended Hours ($35): 7:45am – 5:45pm

June 1- 5: Florida is a BUZZZZ: Learn the importance of pollinators and why we should protect them. Campers will speak with bee keepers and farmers. They will start the germination processes of their own plant and take it home with them at the end of the week.

— Kindergarten Register HERE

–1st Grade Register HERE

–2nd-5th Grade Register HERE

–JR CIT Register HERE

June 8-12: Fascinating Florida: Learn about what makes Florida so great and why people want to come here. Campers will learn why it is so important to take care of the environment around them. By the end of the week, campers will have learned about Florida tourism and will create an ad campaign highlighting the amazing state they live in. This will also be a zip camp. Additional fees apply for Tree to Tree.

— Kindergarten Register HERE

–1st Grade Register HERE

–2nd-5th Grade Register HERE

–JR CIT Register HERE

June 15- 19: Wonders of Water: Why is water so important? Campers will learn why water is so important to us and why we should help keep it clean. By the end of the week campers will have created their very own plan for how to care for the world’s water.

— Kindergarten Register HERE

–1st Grade Register HERE

–2nd-5th Grade Register HERE

–JR CIT Register HERE

June 22- 26: Zoo Crew Session 1: There are various reasons why animals live at the Tallahassee Museum. Campers will get to learn about those reasons and learn how the Animal Department cares for them. Campers will get to learn about diets and provide the animals with different snacks at the end of the week. (This week is $10 more expensive for 2nd-5th Grade due to a long field trip)

— Kindergarten Register HERE

–1st Grade Register HERE

–2nd-5th Grade Register HERE

–JR CIT Register HERE

June 29- July 3: Ocean Conservation: In partnership with SeafoodWatch and WhalesTimes, the Tallahassee Museum will offer students a chance to better understand the oceans around them. They will get to Skype with a deep sea scientist. Campers will help design and make a sustainable seafood inspired meal.

— Kindergarten Register HERE

–1st Grade Register HERE

–2nd-5th Grade Register HERE

–JR CIT Register HERE

July 6- July 10: Up, up, and upcycling: Campers will learn about all the waste created by humans and what happens to it. Campers will use the waste around them to create an art installation in the Tallahassee Museum’s Phipps Gallery.

— Kindergarten Register HERE

–1st Grade Register HERE

–2nd-5th Grade Register HERE

–JR CIT Register HERE

July 13- 17: Outdoor Adventures : We will take a look at how things have changed and adapted over time. Campers will leave with an understanding how the changing environment impacts everything while they navigate through nature. Campers will learn basic canoe and kayak skills, how to shoot archery, and take a zip through the tree canopy. Additional fees apply for Tree to Tree

— Kindergarten Register HERE

–1st Grade Register HERE

–2nd-5th Grade Register HERE

–JR CIT Register HERE

July 20- 24: Natural Disasters/Climate vs weather: This week we will discuss the difference between climate and weather and the elements of each that contribute to natural disasters. Throughout the week, we’ll focus on weather related natural disasters and make models of some of the more familiar ones to our region. By the end of the week, campers will create a disaster plan for themselves and their families.

— Kindergarten Register HERE

–1st Grade Register HERE

–2nd-5th Grade Register HERE

–JR CIT Register HERE

July 27- 31: Zoo Crew Session 2: Campers will learn about animal enrichment, and why animals in captivity need it. Campers will understand the natural behaviors of the different animal species at the Museum and will spend the week making enrichments for the animals. Throughout the week, campers will introduce these enrichments to the animals. They will observe and document animal responses. (This week is $10 more expensive for 2nd-5th Grade due to a long field trip)

— Kindergarten Register HERE

–1st Grade Register HERE

–2nd-5th Grade Register HERE

–JR CIT Register HERE

August 3-7: Experiment: Using household items, complete fun and educational experiments. Campers will learn about the scientific methods. By the end of the week, campers will be able to put different experiments to the test!

— Kindergarten Register HERE

–1st Grade Register HERE

–2nd-5th Grade Register HERE

–JR CIT Register HERE


Tallahassee Museum

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

MUSEUM HOURS

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

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