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Hours

The Museum is open, with these guidelines in place.

Daily: 10am to 5pm

Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve: 10am to 1pm

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day: closed

Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day: 12pm to 4pm

Admission

Adult (18+): $23.95

Youth (12–17): $14.95

Child (5–11): $8.95

Under 5: FREE

Active-duty service members and their families are always welcome at no charge. Discounts available for seniors (65+), AAA, and AARP.

Children's Experiences

Accessibility

3075 Sanibel Captiva Rd.

Sanibel, FL  33957

(FREE on-site parking)

Location

Half-price admission for Lee County residents on Sunday afternoons from 12-5pm (proof of residence required)

new for 2022
Lee County Sunday Afternoons

Daily Programming

Ongoing throughout the day and included with admission

Keeper Chats 

The Museum's Aquarists have awesome facts and stories to share about the animals in their care! Meet at the Giant Pacific Octopus aquarium at 11am DAILY to learn more about your favorite mollusks.

Touch Pools 

Get your hands wet and touch living mollusks in our two 15-foot long touch pools, while our educators teach you about the animals you're touching.

 

Scavenger Hunt

Test your knowledge of shells and mollusks by participating in one of our fun and educational scavenger hunts. We offer four different levels and prizes for everyone who completes one!

Mollusk Movie

Take a break and enjoy a short film about the mollusks of Sanibel. The movie plays continuously throughout the day.

Visit our Museum Store for a great selection of unique gifts!

Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum has an exceptional Museum Store with amazing and unique gifts.
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