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Event Steven Noll Evening Lecture
Date 04/21/15 - 04/21/15
Time 5:30 pm
Location Museum Auditorium
Details This presentation examines the relationship of people to the land throughout Florida history. Starting with Native American settlement, it shows how Florida has shaped human existence in the state and how human have re-shaped the state itself. “Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this (publication) (program) (exhibition) (website) do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.”
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Event Mollusk Matinee Lecture Series
Date 01/07/15 - 04/02/15
Time 2:00 pm
Location Museum Auditorium
Details This lecture series includes a broad range of exciting shell-related subjects combining natural history and environmental issues of immediate interest to our community. Talks will range from 30–40 minutes, followed by questions.
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Event Jack E. Davis Evening Lecture
Date 02/24/15 - 02/24/15
Time 5:30 pm
Location Museum Auditorium
Details Drawing from his forthcoming book, Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, University of Florida history professor Jack E. Davis will talk about the role the Gulf of Mexico has played in the course of U.S. history. “Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this (publication) (program) (exhibition) (website) do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.”
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Event Under the Sea Beach Party Gala
Date 01/25/15 - 01/25/15
Time 5:00 pm
Location The Sanctuary Golf Club, 2801 Wulfert Road, Sanibel, FL 33957
Details January 25th, 2015 Benefiting the educational programs of The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum. Enjoy dinner, silent and live auctions, concert and dancing,complimentary valet parking. Tickets: $135 per person Want to sit with your friends? Reserve a table for 10 or 12 people for an additional $100. Tables available on a first-come, first-served basis but please name companions you'd like to sit with at time of booking. Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor: Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company
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kball@shellmuseum.org
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Event Marine Naturalist Adventure
Date 03/01/14 - 12/31/14
Time 9:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location Captiva Cruises South Seas Island Resort Captiva Island THIS CRUISE MUST BE BOOKED BY CALLING CAPTIVA CRUISES AT 239-472-5300.
Details The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum and Captiva Cruises present a one-of-a-kind experience sure to excite marine enthusiasts of all ages. Join our Marine Naturalist for an unforgettable four hour cruise with a small group aboard the 40' sailing catamaran "Adventure". Cruise Pine Island Sound to North Captiva Island. Explore both the back bay and the gulf as you learn about shells, the mollusks that create them, and the environment they live in. Enjoy a gourmet lunch on board and sail home while enjoying the Florida wildlife around you. This unforgettable trip is perfect for active families and individuals. WATER SHOES REQUIRED, no flip flops. Prepare to get wet.
Contact Info Captiva Cruises
239-472-5300
info@captivacruises.com
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Event Island Inn Beach Walks
Date 03/18/14 - 12/31/14
Time 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Location Island Inn 3111 W Gulf Drive Sanibel, FL 33957
Details CHOOSE PREFERRED DATE IN CALENDAR OF EVENTS TO BOOK ONLINE. Join our Marine Naturalist for a beach walk near Island Inn. Walks depart daily from the Island Inn lobby at 9 a.m. Learn about the shells, mollusks, and other marine life that has washed ashore. The cost is $10, and parking at Island Inn is free for beach walk participants. Space is limited so book online now by clicking Calendar of Events (top right) or by calling (239) 395-2233 to make a reservation. All participants receive a coupon for half-off Shell Museum admission.
Contact Info (239) 395-2233
info@shellmuseum.org

Event Pearls and Chocolate for a Cause
Date 11/14/14 - 11/14/14
Time 5:30pm
Location Museum
Details Create an elegant 78 inch freshwater pearl and Swarovski crystal necklace (or two smaller ones) while sipping wine, sampling hors d'oeuvres and chocolates. Artist Patty Lipka will unleash your inner artist and make creating fun and easy. You’ll have a great time and go home with a beautiful necklace to keep! Tickets: $100 per person. Very limited seating. Reserve your spot before they're gone!
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Event Timbers' Oystravaganza at the Museum
Date 11/13/14 - 11/13/14
Time 6:00 pm
Location Museum
Details Join Oyster aficionado Matt Asen and his fabulous Timbers restaurant staff at the Museum for an evening that’s all about oysters. Sample oyster and wine varietals while we also satisfy your hunger for knowledge with an Edible Mollusks presentation by the Museum’s own Dr. José Leal. Advance reservations are required. $40 per person, Thursday, November 13th, 6pm
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Event Bunche Beach Low Tide Excursion
Date 10/24/14 - 10/24/14
Time 7:45 am
Location Bunche Beach 18201 John Morris Rd Fort Myers, FL 33931
Details Bunche Beach Low Tide Excursions: Dr. Leal leads a low tide beach walk at Bunche Beach in Ft. Myers. The cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children, and participants receive a coupon for half-off Museum admission. Book online or call (239) 395-2233 to make a reservation.
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Event Cynthia Barnett Evening Lecture
Date 01/13/15 - 01/13/14
Time 5:30 pm
Location Museum Auditorium
Details In her uplifting program Blue Revolution: A Water Ethic for Florida, journalist Cynthia Barnett shows audiences how one of the most water-rich states in the nation could come to face water scarcity and quality woes – and how it doesn’t have to be this way. “Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this (publication) (program) (exhibition) (website) do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.”
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Event Lighthouse Evening Beach Walk
Date 04/03/15 - 04/03/15
Time 7:00 p.m.
Location Lighthouse on the beach facing Ft. Myers Beach.
Details Friday, April 3rd. Explore the beach near the Sanibel Lighthouse during low tide with our Marine Naturalist. The cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children. All participants receive a coupon for half-off Museum admission. There is a parking fee of $2 per hour at the lighthouse beach. Reservations are required. Call 239-395-2233 to make a reservation or book online.
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Event Lighthouse Evening Beach Walk
Date 03/20/15 - 03/20/15
Time 7:00 p.m.
Location Lighthouse on the beach facing Ft. Myers Beach.
Details Friday, March 20th. Explore the beach near the Sanibel Lighthouse during low tide with our Marine Naturalist. The cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children. All participants receive a coupon for half-off Museum admission. There is a parking fee of $2 per hour at the lighthouse beach. Reservations are required. Call 239-395-2233 to make a reservation or book online.
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Event Lighthouse Evening Beach Walk
Date 02/18/15 - 02/18/15
Time 5:30 pm
Location Lighthouse on the beach facing Ft. Myers Beach.
Details Wednesday, February 18th. Explore the beach near the Sanibel Lighthouse during low tide with our Marine Naturalist. The cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children. All participants receive a coupon for half-off Museum admission. There is a parking fee of $2 per hour at the lighthouse beach. Reservations are required. Call 239-395-2233 to make a reservation or book online.
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Event Lighthouse Evening Beach Walk
Date 12/19/14 - 12/19/14
Time 5:00 pm
Location Lighthouse on the beach facing Ft. Myers Beach.
Details Friday, December 19th. Explore the beach near the Sanibel Lighthouse during low tide with our Marine Naturalist. The cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children. All participants receive a coupon for half-off Museum admission. There is a parking fee of $2 per hour at the lighthouse beach. Reservations are required. Call 239-395-2233 or book online to make a reservation.
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Event Bunche Beach Low Tide Excursion
Date 11/24/14 - 11/24/14
Time 8:00 am
Location Bunche Beach 18201 John Morris Rd Fort Myers, FL 33931
Details Bunche Beach Low Tide Excursions: Dr. Leal leads a low tide beach walk at Bunche Beach in Ft. Myers. The cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children, and participants receive a coupon for half-off Museum admission. Book online or call (239) 395-2233 to make a reservation.
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Event Lighthouse Evening Beach Walk
Date 11/19/14 - 11/19/14
Time 4:30 p.m.
Location Lighthouse on the beach facing Ft. Myers Beach.
Details Wednesday, November 19th. Explore the beach near the Sanibel Lighthouse during low tide with our Marine Naturalist. The cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children. All participants receive a coupon for half-off Museum admission. There is a parking fee of $2 per hour at the lighthouse beach. Reservations are required. Call 239-395-2233 to make a reservation.
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Event Free Admission Day
Date 11/15/14 - 11/15/14
Time 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location Museum
Details Come celebrate our 19th birthday by visiting the Museum on this day for free!! Enjoy art, science, cake and more. Thanks to our Sponsors for making this free day possible: Island Sun, Jensen's Marina, Sanibel-Captiva Trust Co, Sanibel Day Spa, Bank of the Islands, Jerry's Foods, Landl Construction, John Grey Painting, Hillgate Communications, Thistle Lodge at Casa Ybel, Hahn Custom Builders, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Three Crafty Ladies, Sanibel Island Locksmith, Sanibel Home Furnishings, Doc Ford’s, Sanibel Island Locksmith, Adventures in Paradise, Captiva Cruises, Intech Printing, Bailey's, Islander.
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Event Bunche Beach Low Tide Excursion
Date 10/10/14 - 10/10/14
Time 8:45 am
Location Bunche Beach 18201 John Morris Rd Fort Myers, FL 33931
Details Bunche Beach Low Tide Excursions: Dr. Leal leads a low tide beach walk at Bunche Beach in Ft. Myers. The cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children, and participants receive a coupon for half-off Museum admission. Book online or call (239) 395-2233 to make a reservation.
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Event Celebrity Island Dinner, September 29th
Date 09/29/14 - 09/29/14
Time 5:00pm
Location Traders Cafe' and Store 1551 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL Phone:(239) 472-7242
Details SOLD OUT!! But you can still tip your favorite waiters here on our site. Go wild during this outrageous Island kickoff party! Celebrity Waiters, Krazy Karaoke, Outrageous Happy Hour and a 3-Course Gourmet Dinner are included in the $60 per person ticket price. Proceeds benefit the Museum.
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