Tallahassee Museum with kids

Discovery Center at the Tallahassee Museum

Discovery Center at the Tallahassee Museum

3945 Museum Drive
Tallahassee, FL

The Tallahassee Museum is located on I-10 mid-way between Pensacola and Jacksonville. Says Lucia of Dim Sum, Bagels and Crawfish, We drive I-10 between Florida and Louisiana on a pretty regular basis and each time we drive through Tallahassee I see the signs for the Tallahassee Museum. I often wonder about it and make a mental note to stop on a future trip. Well, last weekend on the way back from a week at the beach my mom and my son turned it into a memorable pit stop. They kept raving about all of the interesting animals they saw. My mom was especially impressed with the cypress lake and the fact that most of the paths are well shaded (very important and not always easy to find on hot Southern days). In addition to the outdoor exhibits, there are also some interesting hands-on displays inside.

For a map and more positive reviews on the Tallahassee Museum, check here.

Date last visited: July 2009

Distance off the interstate: Ten minutes from the I-10 exit (well marked with sign for the museum).

Hours and Admission Prices: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 12:30 p.m.  5 p.m. Sunday. Entry fees are $9.00 for adults and $6.00 for children, per their official website.

Bathrooms: Yes.

Food Services: A quick service cafe with kids’ meals.

Website: http://tallahasseemuseum.org

Directions: Take exit 196 for FL-263. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Tallahassee. Turn left at Capital Circle NW/FL-263, then left W. Orange Ave. Turn right at Rankin Ave. Rankin Ave becomes Museum Dr.