Backyard Discovery

Backyard Discovery at The Grove

Backyard Discovery connects you to the natural and cultural history of The Grove through hands-on science activities. This program features new themes and activities each month and is designed for families with elementary and middle school aged children, but all are welcome to participate. Be prepared to be outdoors, wear closed-toed shoes, and bring along sunscreen and bug spray. 

Join us for Backyard Discovery at 10:00 a.m. on the 1st Saturday of the month:

  • August 4: Neighbors Beneath Our Feet: Bug Science

  • September 1: I'm Lichen It! Lichen Foray

  • October 6: Native Plant Month

  • November 3: Ethnobotany

  • December 1: The Dirt on Dirt: Introduction to Soil Science

This program is FREE and OPEN to the public!


Visitor Parking:

902 N. Monroe., Tallahassee, FL 32303


Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: House tours on the hour, 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

Saturday: House tours on the hour, 10, 11 a.m., Noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

Closed Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday

Group Tours: Tours for groups of ten (10) or more are available at $1.00 per guest. For group tours, please contact the museum in advance to make arrangements.

Grounds open Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.