There are two areas that address the history of the region: The first is the plantation area, with a small plantation house, slave cabin, graveyard, and a church.
|the plantation house|
|a slave cabin|
There was also a farm community:
The "zoo" section features animals indigenous to the region, from deer to otter to turkey and possum, and one "guest" animal in a temporary display, lemurs when we were there.
There is also an indoor art gallery (which I didn't view) and a series of dinosaur sculptures made out of auto scrap (which I'll blog separately).
The education center, although small, had a great deal of information, and the docents (including my son-in-law) were knowledgeable and friendly, and people had the opportunity to meet some of the education animals without barriers.
|my son-in-law takes Peter the Possum for a walk|
The museum also has a nature trail, and the museum can be viewed from the many paths through the museum, or from the museum's unique tree top system of walkways with a zip line which winds through the facility.
The museum also has it's own preschool program on site, as well as a separate "tree top" experience for younger museum-goers.
It was fascinating to see so much diverse information about the Tallahassee region all in one place, in a way that worked well, all set in a beautiful wooded area that was, in itself, a beautiful experience.