Calendar of Events

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.

Featured Events

Live Tank Demonstration: See Live Mollusks Up-Close and Personal

08/31/12 - 04/30/15

At Shell Museum

Daily, 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. No reservations required. Come in and see a fighting conch use its foot for locomotion, watch a lightning whelk slam shut its trap door for protection, or witness scallops zip across the tank with jet propulsion skills! It's all free with admission.

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Island Inn Beach Walks

03/18/14 - 12/31/15

At Island Inn 3111 W Gulf Drive Sanibel, FL 33957

CHOOSE PREFERRED DATE IN CALENDAR OF EVENTS TO BOOK ONLINE. Join our Marine Biologist 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.

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Mollusk Matinee Lecture Series

01/07/15 - 04/02/15

At Museum Auditorium

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. Included with Paid Museum Admission.

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Shelling 101

01/30/15 - 04/19/15

At At the Museum.

Gain insights about when and where to shell! Fun and informative presentation by Rebecca Mensch, M.Sc.

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Giant and Colossal Squids

02/02/15 - 02/25/15

At Shell Museum: 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road,Sanibel

On Mondays in February: “Giant and Colossal Squids” is a presentation about the two largest invertebrates on Earth. It deals with interesting facts, the history of our study of them, and the overwhelming lack of knowledge about them. By Marine Biologist Rebecca Mensch. Included with paid Museum admission.

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Jack E. Davis Evening Lecture

02/24/15 - 02/24/15

At Museum Auditorium

FREE TO THE PUBLIC. 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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Steven Noll Evening Lecture

04/21/15 - 04/21/15

At Museum Auditorium

FREE TO THE PUBLIC. 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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Open Daily from
10 AM to 5 PM

(Open Noon to 4 on New Years 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

accredited by the maerican association of museums

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