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Summer Fun at the Shell Museum

Throughout the year, the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum has plenty for families to see and do, and during summertime, the educational fun they offer becomes even more affordable!

Open seven days a week, the museum features a different program daily for its New Day, New Adventure series:  Mondays – “Collection Connection”; Tuesdays – “Fossil Dig”; Wednesdays – “Shell Jewelry”; Thursdays – “Collections Tour”; Fridays – “Story Time and Craft”; Saturdays – “Mollusk University” and Sundays – “Super Scavenger Hunt.” 

In addition, there are Live Tank Talks four times a day and Shell Arts and Crafts during most of the week in the afternoons. 

The museum also offers guided Beach Walks for some outdoor fun.  During the summer, they’re featuring a “buy one, get one half off” on every admission and beach walk, perfect for value-conscious families.

For more information, call 239-395-2233 or visit  The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is located at 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road on Sanibel.





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