Sponsored Field Trips

Our donor-funded Adopt-A-Class program brings Lee County 4th graders from Title I schools to the Museum for a fun, educational field trip at no cost to the school. Students explore our Exhibit Hall, touch local mollusks in our live touch pools, and make a piece of shell art to take home.


  • Field trips are available Monday through Thursday from September through December, and during the month of May. Mollusks on the Move is available the rest of the year.

  • Students are picked up from school at 9:30am and returned to school at 1:30pm.

  • The Museum covers the cost of your school bus, but teachers are responsible for making transportation arrangements with their school or the Lee County School District Transportation Department.

  • Please make sure your students pack lunches.

  • You may bring one chaperone per class. Additional chaperones pay $12 each.

  • Chaperones are expected to manage participant behavior and stay with the group at all times as they move around the Museum.

  • There will not be time for students to shop in the Museum Store.

  • Each student is required to write a thank-you note to the donor who funded their experience. We believe it’s important to learn how to say thank you, and donors love them!

​To apply for a sponsored field trip, please email info@shellmuseum.org or call 239-395-2233.


You can help bring students to the Museum by donating to our Adopt-A-Class Program!

During the 2018–2019 school year,

1,163 students


visited the Museum on field trips!