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 tanks, and make a piece of shell art to take home.


  • Field trips are available Monday through Thursday, in May and from September through December. (Due to ongoing renovations, field trips will not be available until May 2020, but Mollusks on the Move is running during construction!)

  • 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.

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

​To apply for a sponsored field trip, please email Outreach Coordinator Leigh Gay at lgay@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!