Welcome to the Shell Museum!
The Museum Mission:
- To educate about shells and mollusks, the shell-makers, through exhibits, educational programs, library services and publications;
- To further awareness of nature and the natural environment;
- To promote collection-based research on shells and mollusks with emphasis on Southwest Florida and the Gulf of Mexico.
Marine Naturalist Adventure
03/01/14 - 06/30/14
At Captiva Cruises South Seas Island Resort Captiva Island
The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and Captiva Cruises present an ecological expedition that will educate and excite marine enthusiasts. Join a Marine Naturalist from the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum for an unforgettable day with a small group aboard the 40’ sailing catamaran "Adventure." The trips set sail Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. at South Seas Resort on Captiva Island. The four-hour cruise costs $100 for adults and $75 for children and includes the boat trip, lunch, and admission to The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum.
Martha Stewart Living's Editorial Director Hannah Milman: Shell Crafting Lecture
03/05/14 - 03/05/14
Hannah Milman, Executive Editorial Direcetor of Crafts for Martha Stewart Living, will be at the Museum for a presentation on shell crafting at 2 p.m. The program is free with Museum admission/membership or $5. Hannah is a long-time friend of the Shell Museum, and she has written articles about the Museum for "Martha's Craft Blog." She is a friend of and past volunteer for the Sanibel Shell Fair & Show, which she has also written about for "Martha's Craft Blog."
Open Daily from
10 AM to 5 PM
Closed on New Year Day,
Easter Sunday, Fourth of July,
Thanksgiving Day, & Christmas Day
3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road
Sanibel, Florida 33957 USA
Phone: (239) 395-2233
Toll-free: (888) 679-6450
Fax: (239) 395-6706