Palm Beach Museum of Natural History
10300 Forest Hill Blvd, Suite 172
Wellington, FL 33414
Mon-Sat: 11:30am – 7:30pm
The curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Palm Beach Museum of Natural History, Robert DePalma, was featured in the April 2019 issue of New Yorker Magazine. The article, The Day the Dinosaurs Died, details DePalma’s research and theory into how more precisely the dinosaurs and nearly all life on Earth perished when the six-mile-wide Chicxuluban asteroid slammed into the Yucatán peninsula at forty-five thousand miles an hour over sixty-six million years ago.
The Palm Beach Museum of Natural History was formed by a group of paleontologists, archaeologists, science educators, and museum professionals dedicated to the establishment of a premier regional center for the study and public presentation of the natural history and archaeology of Florida and the Caribbean. The museum maintains active dig sites in both North and South Dakota where their field crews have been conducting excavations in the famous Hell Creek Formation each summer since 2005. Major finds have included Nanotyrannus, Cheryll the Triceratops; Henry, a juvenile triceratops; fossilized amber with embedded insects; and many other fossil specimens that are the first of their kind found in the Hell Creek formation.
The Palm Beach Museum of Natural History is projected to be the only institution of its kind in southern Florida. Its emphasis upon the integration of scientific research, public education, and exhibits geared towards adult visitors as well as children will be unique within the region. The immediate and primary goal, is the establishment of the Museum in a permanent location as a major community center, either at a stand alone site, or as part of a cultural hub. In addition to scientific research, exhibits, and a broad range of public educational programs, special events, and activities, the Museum is seeking a formal partnership with a local university or institution of higher learning.
For more information, please visit: Pbmnh.org
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