My wife and I decided to take a mini vacation to Tallahassee during March...before the hot/rainy season began for the summer. The Florida Museum was our favorite part of the trip. It is a very popular place and there were plenty of people the day we were there. The good news is it is an outside museum that has plenty of room to accommodate lots of folks. Get there early on weekends to make sure you can find parking close to the entrance. The museum is located just off of Capital Circle which loops around the city.
The museum is divided into two main areas. My wife loves the old "cracker" village which includes a number of north Florida farm building dating to the late 1800s/early 1900s. Different types of crops and animals typical of these early farms are seen throughout this area. My favorite area of the museum includes a raised boardwalk that meanders through large areas of swamp/forest. A variety of Florida wildlife can be seen here - black bears, deer, bobcat, wolf, fox, otter and the Florida Panther to name a few.
New to the park since my last visit is a series of zip lines that run all through the park property. It seems to bring in a lot of folks and helps to keep the museum afloat financially. Even though I didn't take part, it was still interesting to watch the folks zipping around the park overhead.
Expect to take at least a few hours to leisurely stroll through this park and take in all the sites. There is a gift shop, a place to get something to eat and clean bathrooms located near the entrance. The entry fee helps keep this museum open and is well worth it. In my opinion, a must see while in Tallahassee.