If you’ve ever walked along a beach, you may have seen firsthand just how numerous and various shells can be. The Shell Room hosts a fascinating collection of preserved invertebrate marine specimens and artifacts collected by Miss Heard over many decades. Two of the most unique features are the complete life cycle of the Conch and the giant marine clam – a favorite place for kids to sit. You’ll also see corals, sea urchins, a puffer fish and more. This exhibit also shows a small glimpse of the many ways man has used shells in tool making and as a medium for art.