Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science, Inc.

Rating: 4.91 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 3945 Museum Drive Tallahassee FL 32310 USA

Mission: Established in 1957, the Tallahassee Museum encourage people to reach their full potential and contribute to a better sense of community, purpose and place by inspiring them to care for their natural world and value the role of history in their lives. Educational exhibits, programs, and publications highlight the relationships between the region''s history, culture and natural environment and encourage people to make become wise stewards of their natural and historical resources. Additionally, the Museum serves as a public trust for the collection, preservation, and conservation of the region''s historic artifacts and buildings (primarily from the 1800s forward), natural science specimens, and native wildlife that are at risk in a region and state facing rapid development and growth.

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

My very first membership was to the Tallahassee Museum - I was 5 years old. I remember getting my membership card and being so proud that I was a member. Now that I am older I am still very proud of that membership and have maintained my membership over all these years to help support the museum - our richest cultural resource. The Tallahassee Museum is thriving with educational experiences, wonderful events, great people and acres and acres of beautiful preserved land and native animals. I feel at peace when there - enjoying the outdoors, the exhibits, the farm or the many other offerings. My kids spend time there going to camp or to events. What a great place to spend the day and remember our heritage. Everyone should take the time to visit the Tallahassee Museum often - there is always something exciting to see.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being reminded about our rich heritage and knowing that the Tallahassee Museum makes a difference in our great community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

Role: Client Served
Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

The Tallahassee Museum is a wonderful place for young and old alike. I visited the Museum as a child and continued as an adult. My son attended camps from age 3-14 has volunteered last year during summer camp. He has a broad knowledge of natural science and I attribute that 100% to the Museum. The staff is dedicated and their love of history and nature shines through. Our family actively supports the Museum and we have received 10 fold what we have put into it. Take time and stroll the grounds, visit the farm, check out the wood burning stove...you too will find the peace and serenity of the Tallahassee Museum.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

teaching children of all ages about local history, animals, plants, and how to live in harmony with our world. My son and nephews have had many experiences that they might have missed. Canoeing by manatees, churning butter, touching snakes,making candles.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that I have met great people and learned alot myself about our local history. They offer great classes, have interesting exhibits, special events and the restored buildings are wonderful. The museum is a relaxing place to just take a break.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the best. These are loving, caring individuals that love children and want to share their knowledge. From teaching them to quilt, make butter, weed a garden, identify plants, animals, reptiles, etc. They are enthusiastic!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

increase the endowment fund significantly!! Construct a collections building and gallery. Purchase surrounding property and acquire more historic buildings. Pay competitive salaries to maintain the wonderful staff.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

The Tallahassee Museum offers something for just about everyone. Live animals, plenty of nature trails and lots of historic buildings to explore. There is so much too do, and yet plenty of quiet spaces for those who just want to enjoy the Museum grounds.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the exceptional, informative and entertaining programs that it consistently offers the Tallahassee community from year to year.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professional, kind and committed to making the Museum they best it can be.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

be assured of its long-term stability.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

The Museum is a great place for people of all ages! From the animals to the history and just the peacefulness. My daughter used to go to preschool there, sometimes I would go to early to pick her up and just sit and read a book because it was just so pretty and quiet there. My kids beg me to take them there often.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly and helpful! willing to go out of their way to help you. Even after visiting the museum for 20 years we still learn something new every visit!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

The Museum is such a great place to get away from it all, and experience nature first hand. The Museum has something to offer all ages, from the animals, to collections, to historic buildings.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

taking my family to enjoy the events, and the natural beauty of the Museum.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely kind, helpful, and knowledgeable.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand indoor facilities to help offset adverse weather conditions.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

This is just an amazing place in that it tells the stories of our region's history from an environmental perspective. With its large naturally landscaped campus (50+ acres) you can really get a sense of what Florida was originally like. They have an amazing collection of historic buildings where they offer living history demonstrations. You can really see how the natural resources and southern climmate influenced the architecture, use of these buildings, and the lifestyles of the people who originally helped settle this area. Their displays of native Florida wildlife in large natural displays, nature trails, and the biological diversity of the entire campus really makes you stop and appreciate the importance of preserving our natural resources. I also understand that they have some of the most respected educational programs for kids and adults in the state of Florida. I try to visit this Museum as many times as I can and always bring my out of town visitors when in town. They really do a great job here on what I imagine is a pretty lean budget for all they have.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

having my outlook on life changed by seeing the importance of living in balance with nature and recognizing our history and our environment are intertwined.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

its ability to provide "immersion" experiences and take a person away from the day-to-day routine and help me see what's really important in the world

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

warm, willing to take time to answer my questions, and seemed truely passionate about what they do.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand upon what it is already doing well and upgrade its infrastructure and tell its stories to more people. As I indicated earlier, I sense the museum is workinng on very constrained resources and could utilize financial investments in many areas.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

The Tallahassee Museum is such a great part of the Tallahassee Community. Their educational programs are wonderful for both children and adults. This is the perfect family outing for any family.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The friendliness and professionalism of the staff and other volunteers.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 4 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I love what the museum does for the community and the animals there. The summer camp is like no other camp I've experience.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with the children and learning about the animals and what the museum has to offer.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

amazing.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I have been going to the Museum since I was a little girl. I love the animals and the visiting exhibits. I've been a volunteer with the animal department off and on for the past 10 years or so. I'm so glad we have a place like the Museum in Tallahassee and I am now bringing my daughter to visit.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I love the animal exhibits and the 1800's farm buildings.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The staff and volunteers are always friendly and knowledgeable. They go out of their way to make visitors feel welcome.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand the native animal exhibits and the farm animal exhibits.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

This museum provides a amazing look at old Florida-- before the tourists and snowbirds came. An actual farm from the 1880s (with farm animals), historic buildings, and a fabulous collection of native Florida animals (including Florida panthers!) in large open natural enclosures. Plus the staff is amazing, knowledgeable and friendly. It's the best museum in this part of the country, and a bargain, too! If you go to Tallahassee, don't miss it!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Great staff, and a great facility.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

All the wonderful folks involved with the museum.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

It's so varied, volunteers range from working professionals to college/high school students.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Rework the trails to make them more accessible, improve some of the signage and update some of the exhibits and displays.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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