Many of our trails are open, check in at the welcome center for a map and information. Please remember to bring and carry water with you while exploring. We suggest insect repellant and sunblock as well.

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ADMISSION: Adults: $6.00

Kids (2-12): $3.00 

Active military complimentary. (with valid ID)

HOURS: We are open to the public Saturday – Sunday 10 am to 5 pm in fair weather. It is wise to check our Facebook page before coming out in case of needed closure due to weather.

Tatum House


Myakka River Rendezvous - A Living History Event! Pre-1840s history comes to life with live re-enactments, historical encampments, folk music, and demonstrations. Some things you will experience will be blacksmithing, knife & hawk demos, archery, and fun old-time games to name a few! Vendors of unique wares will be onsite as well. Step back in time and enjoy the beautiful grounds of Crowley Museum & Nature Center!

Public Days February 3rd, 4th & 10th - 10 am to 5 pm, adult tickets are $10 each, and children (3-17) are $5 each.

School Days Thursday and Friday, February 8th & 9th 10 am - 5 pm, adult and children's tickets are $5 each (over the age of 4)

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Family Guided Camping Events With Not a Clue Adventures, these events will return in the cooler months after summer. If you are interested in booking a private guided camping event for your friends, family, or group please contact Jeanene at 813-789-0904

The cost is $35 per person (ages 6 yrs and older) and includes private overnight access, dinner, breakfast, Smores, activities, guided night hikes, and more! Proceeds benefit CMNC

2024 Dates - Feb 17, March 9, April 20, May 18

Arrival Time Saturday at 2 pm - Depart Sunday at 9 am

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Tents can be provided for an additional fee:

 $20 (4 person


 $35 (6 person


Please call to reserve a minimum of 3 days in advance.


Please consider supporting Crowley Museum and Nature Center

To support our clean-up and rebuilding efforts and have your donation DOUBLED up to $500 per household per month please donate here and be sure to select Crowley Museum & Nature Center as the recipient. The example posted below.

Experience Old Florida at Crowley Museum & Nature Center in East Sarasota.

Experience Old Florida at Crowley Museum & Nature Center in Sarasota. Immerse yourself in pioneer history and artifacts as you explore the museum, pioneer cabin, Tatum House, blacksmith shop, working sugar cane mill and more. The Children’s Discovery Path nature trail offers hands-on learning opportunities. Explore our trails and see native wildlife. Special events are offered throughout the year

Children's Discovery Path