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The Museum is closed until further notice due to Hurricane Ian.


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


PO Box 62071

Fort Myers, FL  33907  USA

Mailing Address

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

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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