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Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science

Address: 3945 Museum Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310
Phone Number: 850-576-1636
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Ranked #2 of 33 Attractions in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Nestled within 52 acres of flora and fauna, the Tallahassee Museum is an oasis close to the heart...
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Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Ft Walton Beach, FL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

This museum was not what I expected. There's not really a "museum" in the sense of a building with exhibits. The museum is all around you. The farm was very extensive and well done. I've been to a couple of Florida pioneer settlements and this was the most complete. The blacksmith was working at the forge and interesting to chat... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

If you are not too much of a nature lover and/or afraid of birds of prey, it isn't the place for you. That's what I learned. We looked at all of the old houses and farm animals, which was nice, even saw several albino squirrels running around. However, all of the more exotic animals like panthers and bears were deep... More 

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Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Kind of run-down but small kids would enjoy it. Lots of room to run and play. The ropes course looked like a lot of fun, but again, kid-sized.

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Boston, MA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We didn't really spend time with the animals, but headed straight for the tree adventure. This was the first time we did this. It was great fun! A good work out! It is *not* cheap. But I would say it was worth it.

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Morris, Connecticut
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99 reviews 99 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Interesting walk, but animals not active to see them close up. Zip line activity would be enjoyable for young or young at heart. Good adventure for young kids to see animals.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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89 reviews 89 reviews
49 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We did not zip line, just walked through the park and looked at the animals. The scenery was amazing because it's not something you'd see outside of the swampy south. Tall skinny trees growing out of the water and covered in moss. Would be completely spooky at night. We visited in late December and everything was very pleasant, but it... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Even the 20 somethings and teens enjoyed every part of this. It is physical, exciting and thrilling. A nice day workout at the Museum.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I was expecting more, the old houses and history was nice but as far as museum goes I think the name does not fit. Animal was a nice treat. And we se an albino squirrell 😱

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Pensacola, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I went to FSU and never knew about this museum..Now 15 years after graduating went back for a game and brought my daughters 10 & 8. We had such a great time learning while having fun. The staff was so friendly and showed girls how they used to cook with no electricity, the boardwalk and animals were a blast as... More 

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Long Island, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were going to Tallahassee and checked out TA and the museum was something I knew we would enjoy. I actually saw a white squirrel! Not a big deal to some but I never saw one before. We got a few photos of all the animals and when we walked away from the Red Wolves they started to howl. That... More 

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