Saturday, October 6, 2012


Philadelphia Shell Club
30th Annual Shell Show

October 20th & 21st 2012

The largest shell show in the Northeast will be held at the Academy on October 20 & 21, 2012. Entry to the show is free with museum admission.
Thousands of beautiful and unusual shells will be displayed or for sale. Attractions include:
* Competitive displays by dozens of collectors and amateur scientists.
* Craftspeople and illustrators showcasing their works and competing for major national and regional prizes.
* International Shell Market featuring shells, shell craft, jewelry, books and more.
* Behind-the-Scene Tours of the Academy's Malacology Collection. This collection, which houses about 12 million specimens, is the oldest mollusk collection in the United States and the second largest in the world.
* Meet with Academy scientists, will be available to answer questions and discuss their work.
* Free shells for kids.
* A full program of special shell-themed Academy events and activities for young and old on both show days
* Learn about the Philadelphia Shell Club.
* Enter to win exciting raffle items.
For more info on the Philly Show see:
                                                            Hope to see you there!

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