Before the beaches, visit us!
You'll learn where to shell and also see beauties from around the world.
Photo by Melanie Moraga

“Great experience for the whole family” - Randy Kotval (TripAdvisor)

The following daily programs are included with paid admission:

Arts & Crafts 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Live Tank Talks - Presented by a marine biologist

Gain great insights into the fascinating world of mollusks!

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Additional daily programs begin each day at 11:30 a.m.

Monday

Shell Games

Learn about shells while playing fun and educational games for the whole family.

Tuesday

Fossil Dig

Finding fossils can be an adventurous and exciting hobby. Each discovery is a window into the past, full of mystery and learning.

Wednesday

Hands-On Science

You will learn about the three common Southwest Florida gastropods; the Florida fighting conch, the lightning whelk and the Florida horse conch.

Thursday

Cool Shells

Get an insider's look at some of our coolest shells that are not on display!

Friday

Guided Museum Tour

Your guide will give you an inside look at some of our 32 exhibits located in our “Great Hall”. Some of these exhibits include: Sanibel-Captiva shells, Fossil layers, Money cowries, Cephalopods, Calusa Native Americans, Sailors' Valentines and World Record-Size shells.

(This program is limited to a maximum of 10 people)

Saturday

Guided Museum Tour

Your guide will give you an inside look at some of our 32 exhibits located in our “Great Hall”. Some of these exhibits include: Sanibel-Captiva shells, Fossil layers, Money cowries, Cephalopods, Calusa Native Americans, Sailors' Valentines and World Record-Size shells.

(This program is limited to a maximum of 10 people)

Sunday

Shell Games

Learn about shells while playing fun and educational games for the whole family.

Please check our arrival board in the main lobby for updates to our daily schedule.