Through partnership with the popular Sanibel retailer On Island, a new custom Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum t-shirt is now available at the Museum Store, through the Museum’s online store, and at the On Island store on Tarpon Bay Road on Sanibel.


Created by On Island, the shirt’s design features line drawings of Scallop, Conch, Chiton, and Squid that are adapted from designs on lighting sconces in the Living Gallery.


Proceeds of the sales of this special shirt directly benefit the care of the animals in the Living Gallery.


Visit to order today!


About the Museum: The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is a Natural History Museum, and the only accredited museum in the United States with a primary focus on 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 550,000 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.