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.