The Philadelphia Shell Show and Festival
October 17–18, 2015
10 a.m–5 p.m
Thousands of shells will be on display and for sale at the annual Philadelphia Shell Show and Festival, October 17–18, 2015. The largest show of its kind in the Northeast, the show features competitive displays by collectors and amateur scientists, as well as chances to participate in science activities, make crafts, shop an international shell market, and go behind the scenes to see some of the 10 million specimens in the Academy’s Malacology Collection, the third largest in the world. Search the shell beach for shells to take home, attend live animal shows, and listen to themed stories in Outside In.
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