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|About||The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is the only professional museum in the United States devoted to mollusks and the shells they make.|
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. A half-hour video, Mollusks in Action, is shown on the hour, and a children's video is shown continuously. The museum store offers a wide selection of shell books.
Closed on New Year Day, Easter Sunday, Fourth of July,
Thanksgiving Day, & Christmas Day.