Shell Museum Launches Online Store; Promotes Museum Store Sunday

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

Island locals rely on the gift store at the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum throughout the year to find premier gifts. Prompted by demand from out-of-town visitors, the museum has now launched an online store – just in time for the Holidays.

The Museum store offers a beautiful selection of items for the whole family at every price point. Exquisite jewelry, art, glassware, wooden serving pieces, fragrant soaps and diffusers, Christmas ornaments, children’s toys and games, and books on seashells and marine life remain shoppers’ favorites.

This year, the National Shell Museum is proud to support Museum Store Sunday on Nov. 28. During this special 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. after-hours event, the Museum will be offering free gift wrapping and 20 percent off store-wide (fine jewelry excluded). Guests can shop like a VIP and complete their holiday shopping with the help of the museum’s shopping consultants during this one-stop shopping extravaganza.

The Museum store is open daily, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; admission not required. All sales benefit the Museum’s Educational Foundation.

About the Museum: The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is a Natural History Museum, and the only museum in the United States devoted solely to shells and mollusks. Its mission is to use exceptional collections, aquariums, programs, experiences, and science to be the nation’s leading museum in the conservation, preservation, interpretation, and celebration of shells, the mollusks that create them, and their ecosystems. Permanent exhibitions on view include the Great Hall of Shells which displays highlights of the Museum’s collection of some 500,000 shells, as well as the Beyond Shells living gallery of aquariums and over 50 species of marine life. For more information on the Museum, please visit or call (239) 395-2233.

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