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The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum


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The non-profit Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum features more than 30 exhibits of mollusks from around the world. Exhibits are devoted to shells in art and history, shell habitat, rare specimens, fossil shells, common Southwest Florida shells, and more. The learning lab features a hands-on play area for children, displays, games, and a tank with indigenous mollusks. Two videos, Mollusks in Action and Trails and Tales of Living Mollusks, are shown (on the hour and half-hour), and a children's video is shown continuously. The museum store also offers a wide selection of shell books.

  • Activities:
  • Natural Wildlife Viewing,
  • Amenities:
  • Bus Parking, Gift Shop, Parking
  • Average Visit Time:
  • 2 - 3 hours,


Steven Noll Lecture, Shell Museum

April 21, 2015
The Environmental History of Florida THIS EVENT IS FREE. 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. It focuses on how Floridians have worked to turn water into land and land into water. It also looks at the issue of water itself and how Floridians have gone from concerns of too much water to too little water in less than a century. Finally, it examines the relationship of hurricanes to shaping Florida as a state and a society. "Funding for th ...Read More>> s 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.” Read Less

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