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                                         April Archaeology Lectures and Workshops

The Broward County Archaeological Society presents

"The Railroad that Died at Sea"

The Palm Beach Museum of Natural History Presents

Museum Archaeology Workshop

Tuesday, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, April 24, 2018

Saturday, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, April 28, 2018

Broward West Regional Library

8601 W. Broward Blvd., Rm 230, Plantation FL 33324

The Mall at Wellington Green

10300 Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 172, Wellington, FL 33414

A presentation by Robert Feeney Assistant Curator of Anthropology and Material Culture,The Palm Beach Museum of Natural History.

Today known as "Flagler's Folly," the Florida East Coast Railway's extension to Key West was touted as the "Eight Wonder of the World" during its short lifespan. Mr. Feeney will explain the fascinating history of this railroad that was destroyed by the 1935 Hurricane which crashed through the Florida Keys. Never-before-seen artifacts and relics of this once-proud construction marvel will be on display.

Join us for our Hands-on Workshops as we continue the process of documenting, sorting, and preserving artifacts excavated from an actual South Florida archaeological site. We will teach you how recognize and sort ancient pottery, snake, bird, and mammal bone, shell and stone tools and much more. Learn the techniques used by archaeologists to clean and preserve pre-historic artifacts and the proper methods of recording your discoveries.
                (Participation limited to those aged 16 and above)


                                         The Palm Beach Museum of Natural History


                                       The Mall at Wellington Green

10300 Forest Hill Blvd #172, Wellington, FL 33414

Monday - Thursday  2:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Friday - Saturday 11:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM


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                                                                          Now on Exhibit!

Expedition Ice Age: The Past Becomes Alive! 

The Lawrence E. Will Museum of the Glades

530 South Main St., Belle Glade, FL 33430

                                                          Wedensday to Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm

Expedition Ice Age: The Past Becomes Alive! Mammoths, Mastodons, Giant Sloths, and Saber-toothed Cats! Come see an amazing collection of real fossils and exquisite museum replicas. 

                                                         On the National Geographic Channel

Robert DePalma and Dr. Phil Manning
National Geographic Channel

"Dino Death Match" and "Ultimate Dino Survivor"

"Dino Death Match"

Watch the latest episode of the National  Geographic Channel

With commentary by PBMNH Curator of Paleontology
Robert DePalma

Does the recently discovered and controversial "Dueling Dinosaurs" fossil provide proof of the validity of  Nanotyrannus as a species vs classification as a juvenile T. rex? Without a doubt according to Robert and his colleagues Dr. Robert Bakker of the Houston Museum of Natural History and Pete Larson of the Black Hills Institute.

Nanotyrannus is the rarest and most enigmatic of the Late Cretaceous tyrannosaurids. Its sleek build, smaller size, and powerful legs made it an exceptionally agile and lethal predator. "Tara" is one of only three of her kind yet discovered, and is  the only fully mounted skeleton of this fascinating dinosaur.

Check out some teaser information and gallery images on Nat Geo's website: dino-death-match

Current Traveling Exhibits

"Cheryll the Triceratops"  and "Expedition Ice Age"

triceratops, dinosaur, exhibit

"Cheryll" is an actual dinosaur fossil excavated in 2005 by the Museum's paleontology team. "Expedition Ice Age" offers a view of Florida's past 10,000 years ago and includes both real fossils and replica skulls of the American lion, giant sloth, and others.

Plantation Historical Museum
511 N. Fig Tree Ln., Plantation FL 33317
(954) 797-2722

Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 - 7 p.m.
Friday: 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. -12 p.m. and 1 - 5 p.m.

Paleo-Parkland: The Margate-Blount Archaeological Site

Presenting original artifacts and the story behind the discover and excavation of one of southern Florida's most significant archaeological sites. Also on view is a full size life-replica of Smilodon fatalis, the famed saber-toothed cat.

Parkland City Library
6620 N. University Dr., Parkland FL 33067
(954) 757-4200

Monday to Thursday: 10:00 AM to 7:30 PM Friday
Saturday: 10:00 to 5:00 PM
Closed Sunday


On behalf of myself, Dr. Peter Ferdinando, and the rest of the museum staff I would like to offer our deepest condolences to the people of Parkland following the tragedy that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Two years ago you took us into your beautiful community where we shared our archaeology exhibit with you and celebrated Florida Archaeology Month together. We are deeply saddened to think that some of those bright, smiling faces have been lost forever while others are filled today with grief and tears. Our grief and tears are with you also. Rudolph F. Pascucci, Director

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