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Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science

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Address: 3945 Museum Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310
Phone Number: 850-576-1636
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Nestled within 52 acres of flora and fauna, the Tallahassee Museum is an...
Nestled within 52 acres of flora and fauna, the Tallahassee Museum is an oasis close to the heart of downtown. The Tallahassee Museum features a working 1880s pioneer farmstead, native Florida wildlife habitat (including panthers and red wolves), cypress swamp, Jim Gary's 20th Century Dinosaurs, and the all new Tallahassee Tree to Tree Adventures (an outdoor zip line and adventure course for kids and adults). Come enjoy the great outdoors with us at the Tallahassee Museum- where nature, history, science, and fun come together!
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A good way to spend several hours, repeatedly even

A great north Florida experience. Natural animal habitats, old farm house and community. It is educational and recreational. Good for old and young.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A great north Florida experience. Natural animal habitats, old farm house and community. It is educational and recreational. Good for old and young.

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

First the good. This is an interesting place with most exhibits being outside. Buildings show life on a medium sized plantation including slave quarters, kitchen, main house (creepy mannequins included!), church, graveyard, and social building. Farm animals are also housed here. The bad: A large part of the museum is dedicated to wild Florida animals in not very well kept... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Living History museum. Hands on blacksmith, gardening, cool zipline at three different levels going through park (separate fee). Awesome path through pond and cypress trees. Good large displays for animals. Best part!

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Daphne, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We arrived 30 minutes after they opened on a weekday the week all K-12 and colleges were in session - so there weren't many people here. My daughter was the first Soaring Cypress course user of the day, she has done other zipline courses on Caribbean islands during cruise stops. This one was different in that the employee stays on... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Love the Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science. I've been there three times and would still like to go again. I like the way most of the animals are kept in large areas where they have a lot more room to roam vs the usual smaller cages at most zoos. There is a wood boardwalk that goes up over... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The Tallahassee Museum offers a great outdoor experience and is well maintained. Best time to visit to view the animals is early morning or late afternoon. The Museum also offers great special events such as the Tallahassee Songwriters Festival. Support this venue!! Put your electronics down and do something memorable with your kids or your spouse or just a friend.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Great place to visit if you have younger kids. The playground is nice and mostly on shade to keep equipment cooler. Nice walk around to see animals, the whole thing takes ~2 hours. We're members so we can take advantage of events. There aren't a ton of things to do for kids that's have other big city attractions to compare... More 

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Most of this Museum is outdoors, so bring water. We saw a white squirrel. The old farm stead is nice, but the best is walking to see all the Florida Native animals and sculptures made out of automobile parts

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

An AMAZING place to see a bit of Florida History and Native Animals. The Tree-to-Tree Adventure is a must and the special events are not to be missed.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We visited this place last year and it was a nice visit. It was peaceful to walk through the different animal habitats.

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