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Identify Shells with Your Phone Camera

• Open the Shell Museum app, snap a photo, and learn the name of your shell in seconds

Learn more details about the shell and see photos of the living animal that created it!


Browse the Museum’s Shell Guide right on your phone

• See full-color photos of most common Southwest Florida shells 

Easily search for a particular shell with either a visual search or by typing part of the name

Follow the Daily Activities at the National Shell Museum

Get information on Beach Walks and daily Tank Talks

Make reservations for upcoming activities

Learn about special events and programs



The Shell Museum App can identify most common shells found on Southwest Florida beaches using your cell phone. Now you can learn about the shells you find while you’re at the beach, simply by snapping a picture!  In addition, the App provides an extensive shell guide with many images and descriptions of these same shells.


The Shell Museum App, created by the Nation’s leading shell experts at the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, is a revolutionary shell identification tool to help you instantly identify more than 65 common shells found on Southwest Florida beaches. And, the app allows you to learn more about each species from the in-depth guide.

From an initial set of over 35,000 shell images, the Shell Museum App uses deep learning and artificial intelligence to learn how to identify Southwest Florida shells. And, you can help it learn! Every photo you submit makes the Shell Museum App better by adding to its growing knowledge of shells.