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The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum

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The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum

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3075 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3111
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jmkn_12 wrote a review Jul 2020
Naples, Florida145 contributions23 helpful votes
A wonderful escape during these challenging timesThe new addition for the $6 million aquarium in March is magnifiscent and well organized with the new rules for social distancing. The octopus performed wonderfully for us showing its tentacles. Enjoyed the touch tank area. The
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Date of experience: July 2020
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TrinaConnecticut wrote a review Jul 2020
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma69 contributions34 helpful votes
Great morning at the shell museum. So many great displays. Especially enjoyed the show the Octopus put on for us. Very cool. If you have kids, they will love the touch tanks. Staff was friendly and informative. Take the time to watch the video upstairs. You will learn so
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Date of experience: July 2020
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John M wrote a review Jun 2020
New Port Richey, Florida749 contributions146 helpful votes
The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is a hidden gem. Perfectly, the national shell museum is in Sanibel. We had driven by the sign for years and never experienced the museum. It is worth the two hours to go through. It has excellent touch tanks and live exhibits. The
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Date of experience: June 2020
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sbcornett wrote a review Jun 2020
Longwood, Florida30 contributions9 helpful votes
We spent a pleasant 1.5 hr here. Overall we enjoyed ourselves and the kids liked the touch tank. We just feel it was a little overpriced. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Linda Y wrote a review Jun 2020
Frisco, Texas3,614 contributions596 helpful votes
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Sanibel is known as one of the premier shelling locations in the world, with over 275 kinds of shells found in the shallow waters of the Sanibel-Captiva Islands. It is fitting then that Sanibel is home to the only museum in the US devoted to shells and the ‘miracle of the
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Date of experience: June 2020
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