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Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science

3945 Museum Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310
850-576-1636
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Ranked #2 of 30 Attractions in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
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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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Pensacola, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Tallahassee, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It's difficult to call this a museum - it is so much fun for everyone in the family. They have native Florida animals in natural settings, old homes complete with demonstrations of making home-made butter and bread (with samples- yum!!). The snake/reptile demonstration is great, even for those of us afraid of them. There's a friendly shop to buy lunch... More

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The museum is fun and entertaining for all. The best time to visit is in the fall or spring. In the summer the animals are not so active because of the heat.

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Syracuse, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I always come here. Quiet, natural habitat. Visit the endangered species and other animals they've rescued and given a beautiful home to!

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Jacksonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

When we moved to Tallahassee 23 years ago, what was then the "The Junior Museum" was my 3yr old son's favorite. Even now you can still see more animals,closer than many big zoos. The new zip-lines add excitement for adults and older kids, but the park is still a great place to stroll around or have a picnic too. Their... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We really enjoyed this museum with our daughter. The walking paths are well done and nicely woven all around the property. The various wildlife in a natural setting was splendid. We look forward to returning and would like to do the Zip-line course.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

A great place for families to enjoy the day - explore animal habitats, test your endurance and skills on the zip line obstacle course and take in local history. You will not be disappointed!

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Okeechobee, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

it was a little odd because it couldn't make up it's mind whether it was a history lesson (complete with plantation house, churches and school houses) or a zoo, but it was still pretty good overall. The animal section was laid out in a very pretty walking area. Although some of the animals were not where you could see them,... More

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Miami
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

It is a beautiful place, but do no expect to spend all day here. s Small and not to many things to do. The cafeteria is poor they menu options are as many as you would like.

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