Featured Events

Event Marine Naturalist Adventure
Date 03/01/14 - 06/30/14
Time 9:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location Captiva Cruises South Seas Island Resort Captiva Island
Details 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 9 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.
Contact Info Captiva Cruises
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Event Beach Walks
Date 03/18/14 - 05/27/14
Time 10 a.m. - 11 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. This guided beach walk leaves from Island Inn every Tuesday at 10 a.m. Come learn about the shells, the mollusks who create them, 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 today. 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 A Night at the Museum
Date 04/16/14 - 04/16/14
Time 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum
Details Join us for another installment of "A Night at The Museum" with Dr. José H. Leal, Museum Curator and Director of Education. Dr. Leal will present an account of the Smithsonian/Shell Museum adventure to the deeper reaches of the Bahamas islands. "The Bahamas Deep-sea Expedition" event is just $10. Refreshments, including beer and wine, will be served. Reserve your spot by calling (239) 395-2233 or online.
Contact Info (239) 395-2233
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Event Florida United Malacologists 2014
Date 04/12/14 - 04/12/14
Time 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum
Details The annual meeting of Florida United Malacologists (FUM) will take place on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum (BMSM) on Sanibel Island, Florida. The one-day gathering is designed to enhance communication among professional, amateur, and student malacologists.
Contact Info 239-472-5300
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Event Shell of the Moment Exhibit
Date 10/02/13 - 06/11/14
Details The Museum is currently displaying a very large Queen Helmet (Cassis madagascariensis) collected by the late Dale Stingley off the coast of Nassau, Bahamas in 1958. Additionally, the exhibit will also feature images of live Queen Helmets taken last year by Anne DuPont and Ariane Dimitris in Palm Beach County.
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