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Contact: Meredith Beatrice, 850.245.6522

The Museum of Florida History Hosts the 34th Annual Children’s Day


The Museum of Florida History in downtown Tallahassee is hosting the 34th Annual Children’s Day on Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “Sharing History” and will feature interactive activities to allow visitors to experience the past. The free, popular event offers an array of performers, exhibitors, and history for the whole family.

“The Department of State loves hosting Children’s Day at the Museum of Florida History,” said Secretary of State Ken Detzner. “It’s a great opportunity for children and adults alike to get out and explore the diverse cultural resources available in our community.”


From history and science to face painting and performances, there is something for everyone at Children’s Day. Image by MFH

Visitors can learn about Florida history from the State’s Archaeological Research Lab and Mission San Luis or explore science with the National MagLab. The Pilot Club will be giving away complimentary bicycle helmets. Live performances are presented by the Tallahassee Ballet, the Young Actors Theatre, the Trousdale dance teams, and others. Also, popular exhibitors Big Bend Model Railroad Association, BJ’s Party House face painting, and Dr. Sound’s Music Clinic are back again this year.

Parking and admission are free. Some activities require tickets that can be purchased at the event. Lunch is available for purchase from The Egg Express Café in the Museum lobby. Visit the Museum’s website (, follow the Museum on Facebook (@museumoffloridahistory) and Twitter (@mfhtweet), or call 850.245.6400 for more information.






About the Museum of Florida History
The Museum of Florida History is part of the Florida Department of State’s Office of External Affairs and is located in the R. A. Gray Building at 500 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, Florida. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday and holidays, noon to 4:30 p.m.  Free parking is available in the garage next to the R. A. Gray Building.