Museum Information

Monday - Saturday 12:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Visitors should plan on arriving at least 45 minutes prior to closing

How to find us

The museum is located inside the Mall at Wellington Green, at Forest Hill Blvd and S. State Rd. 7 (441)
Best entrance is the food court on east side of the mall. 
The museum is in space 172 on the lower level 

                                  Visit our new Museum Store

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Art - Posters - Jewlery - Toys
    Dinosaur Figurines                                                     Real Fossil Specimens                                                Museum Quality Replicas
Safari Ltd. - Creative Beasts                               Spinosaurs Megalodon Mosasaur Teeth                                 Bone Clones - Fossil Crates
Trilobites Ammonites and More

                                                                             March Events

The Palm Beach County Archaeological Society

      March 4th, 6:30 pm
An on-line lecture presented via Zoom  

“Hid the Town from the Sea”:
Ais Agency in an Atlantic World of Spanish Attacks
 and Buccaneer Raids, 1565-1696

Dr. Peter J. Ferdinado
Assistant Teaching Professor
Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

From the 1565 arrival of Spanish Adelantado Pedro Menéndez de Avilés to the 1696 visit of English castaway Jonathan Dickinson, Europeans placed the main town of the Ais Native Americans in two distinct locations: adjacent to Ais Inlet and visible to Atlantic Ocean shipping or hidden away from the inlet and straddling the Indian River Lagoon. The Ais’ recurrent occupation and abandonment of their inlet town in the face of Spanish attacks and buccaneer raids reflected the strategic tension between their access to the valuable materials available via salvaging European shipwrecks quickly and their vulnerability of being visible to passing European ships. Such Ais strategic movement thus reveal the dynamic nature of the contact period in peninsular Florida, where Indigenous groups deftly negotiated the opportunities and dangers of the emerging Atlantic world.

Note: This is an on-line event only! Please do not come to the Museum

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 on for upcoming lectures and activities

Spring Break Jurassic Camp

March 20th to 24th
10:00 am- 3:30 pm

Registration: $30 Camp: $250 weekly
For more information and registration contact:

Shana Campbell
Director of Education
(561) 275-6233

Our Jurassic Camp program offers hands-on activities, discovery of prehistory, and a focus on Florida. Campers will become junior paleontologists and archaeologists, learning to identify fossils, Native American artifacts, and more. We include STEAM-based multidisciplinary learning and small group settings for more individual attention and stronger social bonds along with arts and crafts, games, and music and movement (dance, yoga, etc). Classes will be led by former Palm Beach County teacher Shana Campbell who has nearly a decade’s experience working with children.

                                                                       Featured Exhibits 

Expedition Ice Age

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.

Cheryll the Triceratops

Excavated by the Museum's paleontologists the majority
of Cheryll's bones are the real thing! Come see the only actual dinosaur skeleton available for viewing in southern Florida. 

                                               PBMNH on "The Dinosaur Channel"

A Conversation with Robert DePalma

A Visit with The Palm Beach Museum

                                                          "Dinosaur Apocalypse!"

A Presentation of Nova and PBS
Sir David Attenborough
Robert A. DePalma II
Palm Beach Museum of Natural History

Emeritus Curator of Paleontology
New evidence from the Tanis Site in North Dakota offers an unprecidented reconstruction of the last day of the dinosaurs

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