Shells From Around the World focus on unusual shells from the Indo-West Pacific and Japanese Provinces, while ‘Shells of Sanibel and Captiva' showcase all the types of shells found on local shores. The Museum is the leading authority on shells from the Sanibel and Captiva regions, which include shells like prized junonias, fig shells, and pen shells. ‘Worldwide Record-Size Shells' displays the world's largest shells such as the Goliath conch, the lightning whelk, the Atlantic trumpet triton, and the horse conch.
Shells in Architecture, Art, and Human History' explore the role in which shells play in daily life, how they have been used in architecture and design and their importance to certain cultures around the world. ‘Florida's Fossils and Original Shell People' explore how shells played a role in the lives of Florida's original human inhabitants, and ‘Nautilus, Squid and Octopus' showcases life-size models of a giant octopus, squid, and nautilus, and delves into cephalopod biology. ‘Children's Learning Lab' is an interactive, hands-on display for children that features a live shell tank, tactile displays and shell games.
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