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Today at the Museum

Daily Island Inn Beach Walk
9:00 a.m.
Live Tank Talks
Family Shell Arts & Crafts
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Hours & Admission

Open Daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with plenty of FREE PARKING

Adult (18+): $15

Youth (12-17 years): $9

Child (5-11 years): $7

Children 4 and under: FREE

Active Military: FREE

(Closed Thanksgiving Day. Open Noon to 4 on New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day & Christmas Day)

Contact Us

Phone: (239) 395-2233
Toll-free: (888) 679-6450

Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum
3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road
Sanibel, Florida 33957

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  • View presentations from 2016 Mollusks in Peril Forum!

  • Book a Beach Walk!

    Let our marine biologists help you see the beach and shelling in a whole new way! Our daily walks at the Island Inn and monthly treks to Bunche Beach in Fort Myers provide insights into local flora and fauna. Plus you’ll receive half-off Museum admission! Advance booking required, please.

  • Visit Our Museum Store

    Our Museum Store has terrific marine-themed items for all ages and budgets! Including Charles Albert jewelry, books, cards and souvenirs to commemorate your visit to Sanibel! Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - no Museum admission required to shop!

  • International Coastal Cleanup - Sanibel Causeway Islands

    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 @ 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.