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Shell museum to host Martinis and Mollusks celebration

By BMNSM - | Feb 26, 2021

The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum recently announced the first annual Martinis and Mollusks celebration, which will take place at the museum on March 26 from 6 to 9 p.m.

It has planned an evening of cocktails, individually-packaged meals, socially-distanced fellowship and a raffle. During the event, attendees can tour the facility and be wowed by the giant Pacific octopus, see record-breaking shells in the Great Hall and enjoy the “H2O Art Exhibition,” on display until April 30.

“It is a stimulating year at the national shell museum,” museum curator and interim Director José H. Leal said. “Our team is looking forward to welcoming our new executive director, Sam Ankerson, as he joins the museum on March 16. The Martinis and Mollusks event will give us the opportunity to officially introduce Sam to our island community and hear him speak about his vision for the museum’s bright future.”

The museum continues to follow CDC protocols to help ensure its guests stay healthy and safe during their visit. To this end, there will be limited outdoor seating available during Martinis and Mollusks upon request, as well as a take-out option for those who prefer to support the museum from a distance.

Event tickets are on sale, and the commitment form can be found at ShellMuseum.org.

Sponsorships are also available, which support the museum’s work of caring for its animals, improving on its collection and inspiring the next wave of ocean leaders through educational programming.

For more information, contact Laura Shaffer at info@shellmuseum.org or 239-395-2233.