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We depend on your support.

We share the world of shells with thousands of visitors, students, and beachgoers every year, and we can't do it without your help.

Become a Member

Members enjoy free admission to the Museum and many special events, a 20% discount in the Museum Store, and access to our library. Each of our six levels of membership offers additional benefits!

Make a Donation

Your financial support helps us connect people with the natural world through their love of shells and the marvelous animals that create them. All contributions are 100% tax deductible.

Volunteer With Us

Support the Museum by donating your time! Join our fantastic volunteer community and help out inside the Museum, out on the beach, and behind the scenes. All ages and experience levels are welcome!

Corporate Partnerships


Gain community recognition for your company by becoming a patron of the Museum. Get more information and join us by calling 239-395-2233.


The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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