Over the course of a few days, It was evident that Tallahassee is a lovely city. I was able to see some pretty amazing sights and to meet some great people. Families are able to soak up an abundance of rich history first-hand rather than sitting at home and watching it on the history channel and for that I’m so grateful.
It’s not every day you get to stand where some of the greatest historical figures in history stood before you and see with your own two eyes the legacy they build/left behind, which is why I hated to see my Tallahassee visit come to an end.
My family loves museums, historical homes and animals. At the Tallahassee Museum you can enjoy everything I mentioned and MORE! The Tallahassee Museum was originally founded in 1957 by a group of teaches, civic groups and other interested members of the community as a way to offer local school children a more enriched experiences in various subjects science outside of school.
In the 1960’s the museum was moved to it’s Tallahassee location and by 1980 the museum exhibits has grown to include historic restored buildings. In the 1990’s, ten years after the expansion of their exhibits, the Tallahassee Museum add a unique Wildlife Florida Trail exhibit which featured Florida panthers and endangered red wolves, owl and more.
The Tallahassee Museum has continued to flourish and expand over the years. In 1992 they changed the name from the Tallahassee Junior Museum and in 2005 had officially become The Tallahassee Museum.
The museum is home to over 30 permanent exhibits that range from indigenous Wildlife Florida, to historic Big Bend Farm and even to Jim Gary’s (seen below) 20th Century Dinosaurs. The museum also has several temporary art exhibits annually which include exhibits from other museums, zoos and private organizations.Your children will love the dinosaur art exhibit!
It was an amazing museum and I couldn’t have been more thrilled with the time I was able to spend seeing the exhibits and learning of their history. My only regret, not bringing the kids. If you are planning a trip to Tallahassee with your family, be sure to schedule at least one solid afternoon at the Tallahassee Museum and experience hands-on living history with the kids.