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Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum welcomes families recovering from Irma

By Staff | Sep 18, 2017

The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum hopes that you and yours made it through Hurricane Irma safely, and encourages local families to visit starting today, Sept. 18.

The family discount (buy 1 adult admission, receive one free youth or child admission) will continue through Sept. 24. If you’re looking for something to occupy your kids while they are out of school, visit the museum. Whole families will enjoy fun, engaging, and educational programs in a comfortable, air-conditioned building.

The museum will have family arts & crafts, and live animal tank talks throughout the day. Create a shell masterpiece to take home, and see tanks with live mollusks! The Museum’s amazing collection of shells from around the world boasts world-record-breaking horse conchs and lightning whelks from Southwest Florida. Take a marine biologist-led beach walk at the Island Inn and learn how to find the best shells for yourself.

Visit shellmuseum.org, for more information on the museum’s daily programming. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.