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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 an island ecological expedition that will educate and excite marine enthusiasts. Join a 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
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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 Join our Marine Naturalist for a beach walk on the sand near Island Inn on Sanibel Island. 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 call (239) 395-2233 to make a reservation. All participants receive a coupon for half-off Shell Museum admission.
Contact Info (239) 395-2233

Event Celebrity Island Dinner, September 29th
Date 02/01/14 - 09/29/14
Time 5:00pm
Location Traders Cafe' and Store 1551 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL Phone:(239) 472-7242
Details BOOK NOW! SEPTEMBER 29th EVENT 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. Book now because this event will sell out quickly!!
Contact Info 239.395.2233
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Event Lighthouse Evening Beach Walk
Date 08/23/14
Time 7:00 p.m.
Location Lighthouse on the beach facing Ft. Myers Beach.
Details Saturday, August 23rd. 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. Click Calendar of Events (top right) to book.
Contact Info 239-395-2233

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Event Family Fun Crafts With Karen
Date 08/06/14
Time 11 a.m to 1pm and 2-4pm
Location The Museum.
Details Artist Karen Turner will offer two shell crafting workshops for guests of The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum! Budding young artists (pre-school and school-aged children)are invited to attend a theme-inspired workshop that teaches you how to turn shelling treasures into unique pieces of art. Workshop is free with the price of Museum admission. Reservations not required. This week's theme: Jewelry making
Contact Info 239-395-2233

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