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World of Shells

Find a wide array of shells collected from the Georgia coast and sites throughout the world. As fascinating to casual shell observers as it is to knowledgeable shell collectors, The World of Shells explains how shell material is formed, the numerous ways animals use their shells, and the life processes of shelled animals. Discover interesting details of shells from around the world in this stunning exhibition of colors, textures and shapes.

Exhibit Highlights

  • See a diverse collection of shells from Georgia’s coast and all around the world
  • Learn about the life cycle of shells, including the animals that rely on them
  • Includes a stunning 300-pound Tridacna Clam – native to shallow waters in the Indian and Pacific oceans