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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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Chances are there’s an exhibit at the Guest Animal Habitat or Phipps Gallery you haven’t yet experienced!
Twice per year, the Museum’s Guest Animal Exhibit hosts exotic wildlife from around the world, so our community has an opportunity to explore and educate themselves about the differences and similarities between our current guest and our native animals.

Relax in the climate-controlled Phipps Gallery. Temporary displays feature a wide range of topics including popular culture, collectibles, and art.

Red River Hogs are coming to the Tallahassee Museum! These new guest animals native to West Africa will arrive just in time for the holidays on December 20th. Thank you to the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve & Zoo in Thurmont, Maryland who have loaned us these animals.



In the first comprehensive and complete exhibit of its kind, Mysteries Below Ground explores the intricate workings of 25 underground ant nests. This exhibit will reveal the enormous range of size and complexity of ant nest structure and reflects the range of scales in which ants live their lives.  The exhibit also dives into Dr. Walter Tschinkel’s method of metal casting and the ways in which metal casting reveals a complete, precise and detailed version of ant nest architecture. Dr. Tschinkel’s casts have been featured in 16 museums around the world, from Paris to Hong Kong, including two casts at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. This exhibit will only be here until June 10, 2018, so don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity.