About The Museum
Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is the only accredited museum in the United States devoted solely to shells and mollusks.
Our Vision: Connecting people to the natural world through their love of shells and the marvelous animals that create them.
Our Mission: To increase knowledge of and appreciation for mollusks and their shells, using our collections, programs, and expertise to inspire learning, support scientific research, and tell the story of the importance of mollusks to people and the natural world.
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