Birdsong Nature Center
Phone: (229) 377-4408
COVID-19 Update: Birdsong is in a phased reopening, trails only, with specific safety protocols in place. We will be open on weekends-only through May 2021. The House, Bird Window and Gift Shop remain closed.
About: Birdsong Nature Center’s 565 acres of wildflower meadows, forests, ponds and swamps, are home to a myriad of birds and other wildlife. Here you can enjoy the serenity and beauty of the natural landscape and return home with a renewed spirit.
Challenger Learning Center
Address: 200 S. Duval St.
Phone: (850) 575-8684
COVID-19 Update: Face coverings are required in all indoor facilities. Specific areas and programs are still closed:
- IMAX Theatre: Temporarily closed to the public until further notice. Can be reserved for field trips and other groups for private screenings.
- Planetarium Theatre: Temporarily closed to the public until further notice. Can be reserved for field trips and other groups for private screenings.
- SCIturdays: Now offered on-site.
- Kids’ Free Day: Events temporarily cancelled.
- Field Trips: Many virtual and limited on-sites trips available.
- Facility Rentals and Birthday Parties: Available for reservation.
- Home School Days: Offered both on-site and virtually.
- Monthly Skies over Tallahassee: Temporarily cancelled.
About: The Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee is a 32,000 square-foot facility located on beautiful Kleman Plaza in downtown Tallahassee. The Center is the K-12 outreach facility of the Florida A&M University – Florida State University College of Engineering and uses aerospace as a theme to foster long-term interest in math, science, engineering and technology; create positive learning experiences; and motivate students to pursue higher education and careers in these fields. To accomplish this mission, the Challenger Learning Center features a state-of-the-art Space Mission Simulator and utilizes the immersiveness of an IMAX® 3D Theatre (see showtimes) and the Downtown Digital Dome Theatre & Planetarium. The Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee is part of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education international network.
Florida Historic Capitol Museum
Address: 400 South Monroe St.
Phone: (850) 487-1902
About: Since 1845, the Historic Capitol has symbolized Florida state government. Restored to its 1902 appearance, the Historic Capitol stands as an icon at the center of Florida’s Capitol complex; the modern-day nerve center of Sunshine State government. Under the stained-glass dome, political history and tradition come alive in the exhibits.
Goodwood Museum & Gardens
Address: 1600 Miccosukee Rd.
Phone: (850) 877-4202
About: The estate known as Goodwood was assembled in the 1830s by Hardy Croom of North Carolina. Plans for a full-time Florida residence were dashed when he, his wife and three children perished in the sinking of their steamship while en route to Florida. Bryan Croom, Hardy’s brother, completed the Main House at Goodwood and established it as the centerpiece for his extensive Florida landholdings.
The John Riley Center / Museum of African American History and Culture
Address: 419 East Jefferson St.
Phone: (850) 681-7881
About: The John G. Riley Museum represents a rich cultural heritage in Tallahassee. The Riley House is especially significant because it is the last vestige we have of the accomplishments of the black middle class, which emerged in the latter part of the nineteenth century.
Knott House Museum
Address: 301 East Park Ave.
Phone: (850) 922-2459
COVID-19 Update: The Knott House Museum is temporarily closed to the public for historic preservation work. Please contact the museum for more information.
About: Built in 1843, probably by free black builder George Proctor, the Knott House was first occupied by attorney Thomas Hagner and his wife Catherine Gamble. The house served as temporary Union Headquarters in 1865.
LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts
Address: 125 North Gadsden St.
Phone: (850) 222-8800
About: LeMoyne is a center for the visual arts that provides fine art exhibitions, year round art classes, and special art-related cultural events for the citizens of Tallahassee and surrounding area.
Mission San Luis
Address: Mission San Luis, Tallahassee FL
Phone: (850) 245-6406
COVID-19 Update: The museum has re-opened to the public.
About: Mission San Luis transports you back in time. Your destination is a community where Apalachee Indians and newcomers from Spain live in close proximity drawn together by religion as well as military and economic purpose.
Museum of Florida History
Address: 500 South Bronough St.
COVID-19 Update: The Museum of Florida History has re-opened to the public.
About: The Museum of Florida History collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets evidence of past and present cultures in Florida, and promotes knowledge and appreciation of this heritage.
Tallahassee Antique Car Museum
Address: 6800 Mahan Dr.
Phone: (850) 942-0137
About: DeVoe Moore presents one of the southeast’s finest collections of rare automobiles and unique collectibles. A Tribute to an era gone by.
Address: 3945 Museum Dr.
Phone: (850) 575-8684
About: North Florida’s history, nature, and wildlife intersect. From amazing native animals and rare historic buildings to beautiful natural scenery to exciting public programs, special events, and educational programs, there’s something here for everyone. With new Tree to Tree Adventures (additional fees).