Group Admission

Minimum group size: 10 people, not including bus driver or tour director

 

Adults (18+): $13

Children (5–17): $8

Complimentary admission is offered to the group leader and/or bus driver.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please email Outreach Coordinator Leigh Gay at lgay@shellmuseum.org or call 239-395-2233.

 

Payment must be made in one lump sum, and no additional discounts, coupons, or guest passes may be used.

Group Tours (incl. Admission)

Minimum group size: 10 people

Adults (18+): $17

Children (5–17): $12

 

Jump into the world of mollusks with an extensive education on molluscan growth, reproduction, habitats, feeding, and more! Our staff will be happy to tailor the tour to fit your group's needs. Most tours are 60 to 90 minutes. After the tour, you're welcome to explore the Museum on your own and enjoy a 10% discount in the Museum Store.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please email Outreach Coordinator Leigh Gay at lgay@shellmuseum.org or call 239-395-2233.

What to see during your group experience

Mollusks in Action

This thirty-minute, locally filmed educational video introduces people of all ages to the intricate lives of mollusks. It's a must-see for everyone visiting our beautiful barrier islands! Watch mollusks eat, move and protect themselves. Learn about their anatomy and how they grow. See females spawn egg casings that produce hundreds of babies.

Exhibit Hall Tour

Your guide will give you an inside look at some of our 30+ exhibits located in our Great Hall of Shells. Some of these exhibits include: Sanibel-Captiva shells, Fossil layers, Money cowries, Cephalopods, Calusa, and World Record-Size shells. On the main floor, "Journey to the Center of a Shell" explains shell growth, the lifestyles of mollusks, their feeding habits, and some of their amazing adaptations. This section also includes recent discoveries and ongoing research on marine and freshwater mollusks.

Tank Talk

Join one of our Museum Educators for an up-close look at mollusks in our 8-foot-long tank. Learn about these fascinating creatures and the shells they create. Observe a Florida Fighting Conch using its foot for locomotion, see how a Lightning Whelk slams its trap door shut for protection, and watch Atlantic Calico Scallops zipping across the tank with their jet propulsion skills.