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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Nice place to spend time with kids

You may spend several hours here without noticing as time goes on. Museum is well maintained and organized. Each age group may find something interesting here. There's a big... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Odessa, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

You may spend several hours here without noticing as time goes on. Museum is well maintained and organized. Each age group may find something interesting here. There's a big playground and cafe in center of park.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

While my Don't Miss is the nature trail with native wildlife, the museum also has farm and plantation areas with historic buildings that offer the feeling of 19th century rural southern living. Kids love visiting the caboose, too! There's also a large playground with adjacent seating for a break or some lunch. You may bring your own food, or purchase... More 

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Twinsburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

From the zip lines to the walking paths to the interactive exhibits a really great place to spend most of the day. Several different options for ziplining through the canopy. You can spend up to about 2.5- 3 hours on the longest option. Very cool old buildings and great volunteer staff to answer questions and show how the early settlers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

All I can say is "Zip line!" This museum isn't all that great compared to some of the others in different states, but how many of them have an awesome Zip line?! The snakes were pretty sweet, and cute white squirrels :) this place is great for Tallahassee

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Interesting buildings to explore, great programs, zip line, great exhibits. Pack a picnic (their food is not what you'd choose) and spend a good half day there.

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place to walk and enjoy a natural setting and the outdoors as well as the resident animals. Three zip lines of various levels are great fun for all ages. We go there often. They also have a variety of very nice events, classes and camps during the year. We especially love Halloween Howl. Well worth a visit for in... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were a little disappointed as all the animals seem to be put up for the winter. We didn't know anything about it going in, but it really wasn't what we expected. Summertime with kids - probably a much better choice.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've been visiting the "junior museum" since I was little. It's a great place to visit anytime, and I recommend buying a membership as you pay a small fee for free entrance all year. It's a great place to take kids, and the addition of the Tree to Tree Adventures Zip Line courses was a welcomed adventure. A+

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Incredible place to spend the morning or afternoon walking on their wildlife walkways and through the 1800's farm. Had a delicious lunch at their Trail Break Café.

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great place to relax and be with nature. Musical events are fantastic. Family membership is not expensive and you come in whenever you want to as many times as you want to.

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