Educational Programs

Guided School Field Trips

We provide your students with an extensive education on the world of mollusks! As they rotate through four stations, they'll learn about mollusk growth, habitats, reproduction, and feeding.

Time: Mon–Thu at 10:30am

Price: $10 per student

Capacity: 10–60 students

Mollusks Online

Learn about the fascinating world of mollusks as one of our marine biologists brings the museum and wonders of shells and mollusks virtually to your classroom!

Mollusks on the Move

This interactive experience brings LIVE mollusks right to you! School presentations focus on mollusk feeding, reproduction, and conservation and the importance of observing the natural world. We also bring our live touch pools to garden clubs, festivals, and other special events.

School Kits


Supplement your science curriculum with a collection of educational resources focused on the world of mollusks.

School class enjoying a visit from Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum on Sanibel Island Florida

Free Downloadable Resources for Teachers

Pre-Visit Science Information

Background information for preparing to visit the Museum

Gastropod Anatomy

An illustrated guide to the parts of a mollusk

Lightning Whelk Reproduction

Information about lightning whelks and their egg cases

Mollusks in Action Quiz

Test your students on their mollusk knowledge

Free At-home Activities


Shell-related activities you can do at home!

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