to the Exhibits Department of the The Palm Beach Museum of
Natural History! Currently the Museum maintains several Traveling
Exhibits with additional exhibits now in the planning and
design stages. You are invited here to take a virtual tour
of our exhibits and to go behind the scenes to experience
the process of exhibit construction literally "from the ground
up." While it is the intention of the Museum to eventually
bring all of our exhibits together under one roof you may
see them now at the indicated locations and times.
Cheryll the Triceratops
The Opening Behind the Scenes The Exhibit
Expedition Dinosaur features Cheryll the Triceratops. This specimen was excavated in 2003 by our paleontology field crews working in South Dakota. Cheryll is appoximately 30% complete with additional restoration being completed in our paleontology lab. This exhibit was first displayed at the Plantation Historical Museum during 2007 and at Nova Southeastern University during 2008. Cheryll is not currently on display and is available for scheduling.
Expedition Ice Age
Expedition Ice Age offers a view of Florida during the Peistocene Epoch (approximately 2.6 million to 10,000 years ago) when much of North America was covered in ice and the environment of Florida was radically different. The central focus of the exhibit is a full-size replica of a Saber-Toothed Cat and a number of replica skulls representing animals commonly found in Florida during the Ice Ages. The exhibit is supplemented with a variety of actual fossil bones and shells from the PBMNH collections.
Now Showing at the Plantation Historical Museum
511 North Fig Tree Lane, Plantation, FL
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 7 p.m.
Friday: 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. -12 p.m. and 1 - 5 p.m.
Expedition Ice Age Virtual Tour
Expedition Florida's First People
Expedition Florida's First People focuses on Florida's rich archaeological heritage with particular emphasis on the original inhabitants and cultural areas of the southern portions of the State. The exhibit makes use of artifacts from the South Florida Archaeological Collection and is supplemented with a variety of replicas, maps, illustrations, and diagrams. This exhibit is currently being revised for display.
"...it's hell all right but one kind of likes it."
Expedition Amazon Will present the story of the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth century explorers of the "last blank spot on the map", South America's Amazon jungle. The exhibit will feature authentic field equipment from the period and cultural artifacts collected by our field teams in Ecuador and Venezuela. Supplemented by a variety of floral and faunal specimens, maps, and our own original photographs and observations of the indigenous people, the exhibit follows the adventures, hardships, triumphs, and disasters of men such as Theodore Roosevelt and Col. Percy Fawcett. This exhibit is currently in development