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The Museum of Florida History Hosts the 35th Annual Children’s Day

TALLAHASSEE –

The Museum of Florida History in downtown Tallahassee is hosting the 35th Annual Children’s Day on Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “Celebrating History through the Decades.” 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, explore their community, and learn new things. This year, we welcome everyone to help us celebrate our 35th Annual Children’s Day and our 40th anniversary of serving the public.”

 

From history and science to face painting and performances,

there is something for everyone at Children’s Day. Image by MFH

 

Dozens of exhibitors will offer hands-on learning. Visitors can learn about Florida history from the State’s archaeological conservation 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, 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. Other activities include mastodon puppets, personalized button-making, alligator clothespins, bingo, and more.

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 (museumoffloridahistory.com), 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 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. 

 

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