Museum Information

New Hours for Summer 2021

Temporary summer operating hours June 21st through August 6th 2021: 

 Monday - Friday 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm
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

Jurassic Camp 2021

Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
The museum is not open to the general public during these hours
Participants must be registered for camp
See details below 

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 

                                                                         June Events

Archaeology Lecture
Saturday, June 26th, 7:30 pm

"This Precious Smell of the Amber[gris]…more Valued than Pearls, Silver, and Gold”:
 Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-century Florida Native American Ambergris Trade"

                                                                                 Presented by
                                                                   Dr. Peter J. Ferdinando
                                      Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
                                     Curator of Ethnohistory at the Palm Beach Museum of Natural History.

Humans have long used sperm whale-produced ambergris as medicines, condiments, aphrodisiacs, and perfumes, including the Native Americans of Florida’s Atlantic coast. They first collected ambergris from the shoreline for its fragrant qualities. When they learned that Europeans particularly valued ambergris, they also gathered it to exchange for things like clothing, beads, tobacco, and iron implements. Over the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Florida Native Americans built a bustling ambergris trade with the Spaniards of St. Augustine and passing European ships. In fact, they even produced counterfeit ambergris for such exchanges. The Florida Atlantic coast Native Americans’ ambergris trade thus revealed one part of their dynamic maritime economy and exposed one of the many ways Native Americans engaged actively in the Atlantic world.

                                                                                 This is an online event only via Zoom, link appears below:

                                                                      Jurassic Camp 2021

Summer Camp with a Real Dinosaur!

Uniquely themed weekly sessions
Monday Through Friday, 10 am to 3:30 pm

Our summer camp program offers eight weekly sessions running Monday through Friday, 10 am to 3:30 pm. Each week features a different theme with 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.

 For more information or registration you may contact Shana directly at
(561) 275-6233 /

                                                                       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. 

                                                         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

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