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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-5th Camps

Our day 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. Day camps are offered to children in Kindergarten- 5th grade.  Please register your child in the camp of their current grade level.

How to Register for Multiple Camp Weeks Online

REGISTRATIONS

Online registration will close at 12 p.m. on the day 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.***

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Lunch Order Form 2018

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REGISTRATION LINKS ARE FOUND ON OUR EVENT CALENDAR ON THE DATE OF YOUR SELECTED CAMP

Please sign up for the grade that your child is currently enrolled in.

All Camps: $50/day for members, $55/day for non-members

Normal Hours: 8:45am – 4:45pm

Extended Care ($8): 7:45am – 5:45pm

Date Theme
9/19 Vulture Awareness Day

International Vulture Awareness Day is September 1, 2018. Campers will get to learn about the importance of vultures on the ecosystem and see some up-close!

10/12 Bats and the History of Halloween

Learn about this spooktastic day and some of the eerie animals related to Halloween.

11/19 Zipping Through Fall – ZIP CAMP

Enjoy Tree to Tree Adventures and then learn all about the colors of fall.

11/20 Outdoor Explorations

Explore the Tallahassee Museum! Take a journey through the property; campers will go on a scavenger hunt, learn how to ID plants, and go dip netting!

11/21 Animal Architects

Some animals dig, some build nests, some wander into another’s home. Campers will learn how an animal builds a habitat to feel safe in the wild.

Explore the Mysteries of Below the Ground: The Architecture of Ant Nests exhibit before it leaves in December.

12/27 Winter Creations

Campers will bake cookies and make winter crafts. Spend the day enjoy everything winter has to offer.

12/28 Mad Science

During the camp, campers will get to make slime, explode soda, and enjoy additional STEM activities.

12/31 Zip into the New Year – ZIP CAMP

Spend the morning zipping through Tree to Tree Adventures. Then learn about New Year’s traditions.

1/2 Jr. Zoo Keeper

Learn about how we take care of our animals at the museum. Campers will even get to make enrichments for the animals and get a chance to pass them out!

1/3 Collection Creation

Explore all of our exhibits and collections. Learn about what it takes to manage all the exhibits and collections here at the museum.

1/4 Animal Myths 

The Wise ole Owl. Blind Bats. Poisonous Snakes. Toads Causing Warts. This camp will bust some myths and find out the truth about the Animal Kingdom.

1/7 Winter Migration – ZIP CAMP

Travel through the trees during Tree to Tree Adventures and then learn about the animals traveling through

3/18 Under the Sea

Let’s dive into the ocean to learn about the deep sea and mysterious creatures that live there!

3/19 Spring into Spring – ZIP CAMP

Hop, skip, jump, and zip into Spring time! Today, campers will get to go on Tree to Tree Adventures and learn all about movement.

3/20 Spring Farm Day

Today is the first day of Spring! Learn all about this important season on the farm. We will explore how farm life changes at this time of year.

3/21 Sense-ational Species

Campers will learn about the five senses through the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, and skin of animals. They will get an earful about how animals use their senses to survive in the wild.

3/22 Life’s a Beach

Bring your swimsuit and sunscreen. Campers will get to play in the sprinklers and learn about the animals they find at the beach.

3/25 Springtime Sports – ZIP CAMP

Campers will enjoy Tree to Tree Adventures. They will learn about the history of different sports and then enjoy some friendly competition!

4/19 Wild about Art

Kids will get wild with their art today, so prepare to get messy. They will find the art of nature, get to watch an animal paint, and make their own creations.

 

 

 


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