At the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science, a Smithsonian Institution affiliate, the first two floors are filled with super-fun experiments for kids of all ages. They can hoist themselves up a pulley, brave the winds in a hurricane simulator, or try their hand at lots of mind games. The third floor features traveling exhibits, and through March 23, 2010, they’re showing “The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey.” It features historical artifacts and paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries.
350 S. Duval St., Tallahassee, 850.513.0700, www.thebrogan.org
Barnacle Bill’s Oyster House is a friendly place that is perfect for families as it’s low-cost, a little loud and casual, clean fun. Try steamed oysters by the dozen or their spanked shrimp, or such fresh fish choices as grouper, flounder, red snapper, yellowfin tuna or mahimahi. There’s an outside deck area, too. L and D.
1830 N. Monroe St., 850.385.8734, www.barnaclebills.com
Here’s a blast from the past. Taste homemade brittle just like Grandma used to make, from the finest ingredients in more than 25 different flavors at Barb’s Southern Style Gourmet Brittle. They have homemade brittle ice cream, too. You’ll find them in the charming Cottages at Lake Ella.
1671 N. Monroe St., 850.385.9839, www.barbsbrittles.com