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The museum is on a 52-acre site that includes two lakes and an elevated boardwalk through natural habitat.
The museum has Florida panthers on exhibit.
The 53-year-old museum, just south of Tallahassee, is on a 52-acre site that includes two lakes and an elevated boardwalk through natural habitat where visitors can see endangered and other species, including red wolves. The museum also encompasses a science discovery center and 14 historic buildings, including a working 1880s farmstead, a plantation house owned by a member of Napoleon Bonaparte’s family and a 1930s-era African-American church.
“We are a great place for people to get a taste of Tallahassee. You can see how people of this region economically grew and flourished to this day,’’ says Daws, 56.
Founded in 1957 as a grass-roots endeavor to offer hands-on education, the museum this year received community awards for its preschool child-care program and as Non-Profit Organization of the Year by the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. “We run like a business,’’ says Daws. “The product we produce is community service.’’
|"We run like a business. The product we produce is community service."
— Russell Daws, CEO, Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science