Man and wildlife have always had a contentious relationship, dating back to humans’ adoption of paper currency over the more widely accepted dead fish standard. Heal the rift by exploring Florida’s past with today's Groupon to the Tallahassee Museum on Museum Drive. Choose from two options:
- $4 for an adult day pass (up to a $9 value) to the Tallahassee Museum
- $3 for a child day pass (a $6 value for children ages 4-15. Children age 3 and under receive free admission) to the Tallahassee Museum
Pilot your brain-plane into a four-way collision with history, nature, and wildlife at the Tallahassee Museum, where wild-lovers can wander 52 acres of Florida florae and faunae as it floridly lounges in the state's natural greenhouse atmosphere. Saunter along the Habitat Trail, via elevated boardwalks that allow you to view animals from above without intruding into their habitats and TV-watching habits. In addition to waterfowl, foxes, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and river otters, you’ll catch glimpses of the endangered Florida panther, the state’s official mammal, and the endangered red wolf. Step into the pre-Internet world your parents and older siblings grew up in at Big Bend Farm, an 1880s living farmstead with a restored period farmhouse and kitchen, as well as reconstructions of an outhouse, blacksmith shed, and smokehouse. Historical voyeurs, meanwhile, can peer inside the rear windows of the restored 1850s plantation house of Catherine Murat, George Washington’s great-grandniece, who later became part of French royalty by marrying Prince Achille Murat, the nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte. With a plethora of annual events coming up, such as the upcoming Market Days on Dec. 4 and 5, you’ll have plenty of more stimulating things to do this winter than hibernate and alphabetize your action figures.
- The gallery, discovery center, nature trails and exhibits that make up this site today have also contributed to its notable status in the Tallahassee community. – 10 Best
- No artifice here, just the native ingredients of Old Florida in a beautifully preserved and serene lakeside setting. – OutdoorGeekGal, TripAdvisor