Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center

1800 Weedon Dr NE
Saint Petersburg FL  33702

Phone: (727) 453-6500

Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center

Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center lies within Weedon Island Preserve and is part of Pinellas County Parks and Conservation Resources. The Center supports the applied management and ecological monitoring objectives of the division through educational programming and volunteerism.

The education program at the Center interprets the natural, cultural and archaeological history of the Preserve through interpretive tours and hikes, education programs, exhibits and public outreach activities, presentations and workshops, and other events.

The three-story Center was designed with the help of Native Americans and keeps with their traditions. For example, the orientation of the Center in the Preserve is along the cardinal points of the compass (north, south, east, and west) with the entrance facing east.

A special curved wall is representative of the remarkable pottery of the early Weeden (alternate spelling) Island people who lived on the island some 1,000 to 1,800 years ago. Portions of the Preserve are on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Categories: Community & Government, Museum, Outdoors, Public Services & Government, Sports & Recreation

Hours

Thu: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm



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Past Events

Introduction to Florida Food Entrepreneurship

Introduction to Florida Food Entrepreneurship
08:30 am - 05/21/2018

At Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center

UF/IFAS Workshop - Introduction to Florida Food Entrepreneurship (Tampa Bay) The UF/IFAS annual Food Entrepreneurship workshop provides general information on business...

Kayaking at Weedon Island

Kayaking at Weedon Island
11:00 am - 05/13/2018

At Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center

Join us for our 1st kayaking outing of the year! Meet us at Weedon Island Preserve at 10:45 so we can sign waivers then hit the water. We have 2 hours to explore...

Lakes and Ponds Education & Arbor Day Celebration

Lakes and Ponds Education & Arbor Day Celebration
09:00 am - 04/07/2018

At Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center

Pinellas County is pleased to announce this fun and educational event. Free Plant Giveaway After Event! This free workshop is intended for all citizens interested...

Archaeology Works: Pottery

Archaeology Works: Pottery
10:00 am - 12/16/2017

At Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center

Pottery was a vital part of life in Florida for the past 3,000 years, but it is also an important clue for archaeologists today. Learn to identify different prehistoric...

Volunteer Archaeology Lab

Volunteer Archaeology Lab
10:00 am - 12/15/2017

At Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center

Ever wonder what archaeologists do with all that stuff they dig up at archaeological sites once the fieldwork is finished? At the FPAN Volunteer Lab, you can come...

Archaeology Works: Mounds and Middens

Archaeology Works: Mounds and Middens
10:00 am - 11/18/2017

At Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center

What’s the best way to learn about a person, whether they lived thousands of years ago or today? Look through their garbage of course! Archaeologists study prehistoric...

Volunteer Archaeology Lab

Volunteer Archaeology Lab
10:00 am - 11/17/2017

At Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center

Ever wonder what archaeologists do with all that stuff they dig up at archaeological sites once the fieldwork is finished? At the FPAN Volunteer Lab, you can come...

Salty Topics: Symbiosis and Slime

Salty Topics: Symbiosis and Slime
07:00 pm - 11/02/2017

At Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center

Salty Topics is a marine research lecture series hosted by UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County, Sea Grant Program. This program is intended for a High School and Adult...

Team RFB: Gopher Weedon Island 8K

Team RFB: Gopher Weedon Island 8K
09:00 am - 10/28/2017

At Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center

Join team Running for Brews at this year's Gopher Weedon Island 8K! Use code BREWS to save $$$! THIS RACE SELLS OUT EVERY YEAR... REGISTER EARLY! Tired of pounding...

Archaeology Works: Bones

Archaeology Works: Bones
10:00 am - 10/07/2017

At Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center

Skeletons aren’t just spooky decorations to put up around your house at Halloween, to archaeologists they are also important windows into the past. Just like other...

Volunteer Archaeology Lab

Volunteer Archaeology Lab
10:00 am - 10/06/2017

At Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center

Ever wonder what archaeologists do with all that stuff they dig up at archaeological sites once the fieldwork is finished? At the FPAN Volunteer Lab, you can come...

Owl Cast Cafe

Owl Cast Cafe
10:00 am - 09/30/2017

At Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center

Silent flight. Fantastic vision. Fast reflexes and piercing talons. All of these adaptations make our Florida owls noble nocturnal predators. From small screech...

Archaeology Works: Learn to Be a Site Scout

Archaeology Works: Learn to Be a Site Scout
10:00 am - 09/23/2017

At Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center

Heritage Monitoring Scouts (HMS Florida) is a public engagement program focused on tracking changes to archaeological sites at risk, particularly those impacted...

Volunteer Archaeology Lab

Volunteer Archaeology Lab
10:00 am - 09/22/2017

At Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center

Ever wonder what archaeologists do with all that stuff they dig up at archaeological sites once the fieldwork is finished? At the FPAN Volunteer Lab, you can come...

Volunteer Archaeology Lab

Volunteer Archaeology Lab
10:00 am - 05/26/2017

At Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center

Ever wonder what archaeologists do with all that stuff they dig up at archaeological sites once the fieldwork is finished? At the FPAN Volunteer Lab, you can come...

Nature by the Book: The Yearling

Nature by the Book: The Yearling
11:30 am - 05/21/2017

At Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center

Join fellow book lovers for this monthly series of nature-themed book discussions. May’s book selection is the fictional work The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings....

Cancelled: Nature by the Book: Blue Revolution

Cancelled: Nature by the Book: Blue Revolution
11:30 am - 04/30/2017

At Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center

CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION Join fellow book lovers for this monthly series of nature-themed book discussions. April’s book selection is Blue Revolution:...

More Than A Movie: Island President

More Than A Movie: Island President
02:00 pm - 04/22/2017

At Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center

Watch the modern sustainability film Island President and join in a community discussion about the themes of the film and learn how you can make a difference. Recommended...

Paddle the Preserve: Love Tampa Bay!

Paddle the Preserve: Love Tampa Bay!
10:00 am - 04/22/2017

At Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center

Celebrate Earth Day 2017 and our love for Tampa Bay with UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County Sea Grant Agent Libby Carnahan for a feel-good community paddle at Weedon...

Archaeology Works: Pottery

Archaeology Works: Pottery
10:00 am - 04/15/2017

At Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center

Pottery was a vital part of life in Florida for the past 3,000 years, but it is also an important clue for archaeologists today. Learn to identify different prehistoric...

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