Animal Naming Contest

Aug 22, 2023 — Sep 04, 2023

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The Tallahassee Museum Needs Your Help Naming Our Newest Animals

To submit your vote, click here!

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (8/22/2023) – The Tallahassee Museum is thrilled to announce the recent arrival of two new animals. Over the past few weeks, the Animal Team has worked to introduce a one-year old American Guinea Hog and a six-month-old Florida Cracker Sheep to the farm.

American Guinea Hogs are a rare breed of pig, unique to North Florida and are the ideal heritage farm pig due to their small size and docile nature. Our new male will be a companion to Olive, who is almost 3 years old.

Florida Cracker Sheep are one of the oldest breeds in North Florida brought over by the Spanish to the southern states in the 1500’s. Our new male will be a companion to Ginger, who is 3 years old.

The Museum invites the community to help us name our two new animals. Votes can be submitted online here. Each vote is $1 as a donation towards the Tallahassee Museum. The Tallahassee Museum inspires people to transform their lives, community and the world through an enhanced understanding of our region’s natural and cultural environments.

Voting will end at 8:00pm on Sunday, September 3, 2023 where the names with the most votes will be chosen and announced on Facebook and Instagram.

Available names to vote include:

  • Florida Cracker Sheep: Graham, Triscuit, Toffee, Gordon
  • American Guinea Hog: Finn, Otis, Wyatt, Socks

To submit your vote, click here!

We invite you to visit the Tallahassee Museum and say hello to our new arrivals over the following weeks in conjunction with our American Alliance of Museum’s (AAM) Re-Accreditation Celebrations.

  • FREE ADMISSIONS DAY on September 30, 2023
  • $10/off Friends and Family Membership for NEW Members until September 30, 2023.
  • BOGO (Buy One Get One) on Tree to Tree Adventures for general publicand members until September 30, 2023.
  • Members ONLY Social: Come out and sit on the Bellevue lawn while enjoying a delicious Kona ICE on September 23, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Exclusive events for upper level members and donors including behind-the-scenes tours and wine and cheese receptions.