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Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum

Captiva | 239-395-2233

Anything and everything you want to learn about shells.
Any question you’ve ever had about any shell can be answered at The Bailey-Mathews Shell Museum. Even if you’re not a sheller, this museum will entice and entertain you. It is devoted to every aspect of seashells, conchology, and malacology and is fun for the whole family. It features private collections and showcases some spectacular shells with a focus on shells found right here on our beaches. There is a live touch tank for the kids and many specialty programs. They also take the action out to the beach with many hands-on events, so be sure to visit their website to get the schedule and full details.

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