Plan Your Museum Visit
Welcome to the Tallahassee Museum! Set amidst 52 acres of breathtaking Florida flora and fauna, the Museum’s living exhibits of native wildlife, nature trails, historic exhibits and zip line and aerial adventure courses are enjoyed by visitors of all ages.
The Museum is home to fourteen historic buildings that immerse visitors in 19th-century experiences and allow them to discover the history and lifestyles of southern communities. The internationally acclaimed exhibit, Jim Gary’s Twentieth Century Dinosaurs features vividly colored dinosaurs sculpted from recycled car parts that evoke thoughts about art, science, and sustainability. Tallahassee Tree to Tree Adventures, the Museum’s zip line and aerial adventure course, encourages visitors to explore the majesty of nature from high in the trees.
9 am – 5 pm: Monday-Saturday
11 am – 5 pm: Sunday
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day and New Year’s Day
3945 Museum Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32310
Phone: (850) 575-8684
Info line: (850) 576-1636
Fax: (850) 574-8243
|College Students (w/I.D.)||$11.50|
|Children (3 and under)||Free (with family)|
|Group Admission Rates (Groups of 20 or more)|
|Children (15 and under)||$8.50|
Generally, a visit of 2 to 3 hours is recommended to explore and enjoy all of the Museum’s exhibits, trails, displays and beautiful vistas. If you plan to take advantage of the Museum’s separately ticketed Tallahassee Tree To Tree Adventures, allow anywhere from an hour to 3 hours to experience this amazing aerial adventure. Plan your Museum visit today!
Parking, Food, and Shopping
The Museum provides free parking and excellent food and beverages are found at our Trail Break Café. The Trail Break Café is open Sunday through Friday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Shoppers will find a wonderful selection of gifts and souvenirs for all ages and prices at the Museum Store. Check out our Cafe Menu and Store Merchandise here.
Groups planning a visit to the Museum may fill out the online group registration form . If your group wishes to have a program, please see our Education Programs page, otherwise choose “No program/Self-guide” from the dropdown menu in the form above.
Groups wishing to reserve a set time with Tree to Tree Adventures may fill out the online Tree to Tree reservation form
For Your Comfort
As a living museum, much of the Museum is outside so you will want to dress accordingly. The Museum’s contemporary buildings are heated and cooled while the historic buildings are not and their temperatures are reflective of the outdoor temperatures. Comfortable walking shoes are encouraged to best enjoy our boardwalks and trails. Specific clothing and shoes are required for Tallahassee Tree To Tree Adventures.
- *Note: Thanks to your support, our bear habitat is currently being renovated! The bears will be off exhibit during this time, and work is expected to be completed later this fall. The renovations will include a new water feature that will greatly enhance our bears’ enrichment.
Daily Animal Encounters
Experience a close encounter with one of Florida’s native animal ambassadors daily at the * Chapin Snake Center. Animals include: alligators, snakes, turtles, armadillos, opossums, or birds of prey!
- *Note: Starting August 28th, the Chapin Snake Center will be under construction in order to meet changed Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission regulations. During this time, Animal Encounters will be in the Discovery Center, the temporary home of a selection of Chapin’s current slithering inhabitants. Other snakes will be temporarily off display during the construction. This project is underway but still needs your support!For more information on how to give to this critical project, please contact Katherine Cline Ashler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Experience Living History
During the weekends, our 1880s Big Bend farm is alive with hands-on demonstrations of the past. Activities on the farm include: quilting, carding wool, tending to the garden, spinning, blacksmithing, and cooking. Demonstrations are also alive at the Bellevue Plantation house at least 2 weekends of the month. Activities include: candle-dipping, drop spindle spinning, and cooking.
Photography and Video Taping
You are welcome to bring your cameras to capture the beauty of the Tallahassee Museum and its exhibits. If you plan to use the photography for commercial purposes, please notify the Museum’s admission staff upon entering in order to complete our photography permit process and fees.
Stay and Play
Tallahassee celebrates its history, heritage, culture and festive nature throughout the year whether it’s food, music, a glimpse into the period of earliest recorded history or marveling at the latest technology. Click here for a list of 2017 events!
From charming bed and breakfasts to trendy, boutique hotels, the variety of lodging options in Tallahassee suits every taste, budget and occasion. Click here for a list of all Tallahassee lodging options. Or, click here to compare prices and read reviews.
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With menus and creative touches as varied as Tallahassee’s landscape, dining in Florida’s Capital City includes authentic regional cuisine, down-home favorites, award-winning fine dining and even a place that serves hot dogs more than 10,230 ways. Click here to browse a list of amazing dining options!
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Tallahassee Museum programs sponsored in part through COCA’s Cultural Grant Program funded by the City of Tallahassee and Leon County.