2013 Shell Show

76th Annual Shell Show

March 7, 8, & 9, 2013

Everyone agreed that the 76th Annual Sanibel Shell Show was a success. The doors opened and the waiting lines of visitors streamed in. Over 3,300 people gave the requested $5 donation to come into the Sanibel Community House for the show. This brought the attendance to about 200 more than the highly publicized 2012, 75th Annual Shell Show.

This year The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum gave free admission to the museum to all those who presented their ticket to the Shell Show during the days of the show. Over 500 people took advantage of this generous offer and visited the museum. Museum Director José Leal, Ph.D., stated that because this was such a success, the museum would offer free admission again in 2014.

To see a list of the 2013 special award winners and to view photographs taken at the show, click on the links below.

Special Award Winners