Philadelphia Shell Show and Festival

Philadelphia Shell Show and Festival

Saturday & Sunday
October 9 – 10, 2010

See thousands of exotic and beautiful shells on display and for sale at the largest shell show in the Northeast.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tours - Take part in guided tours of the Academy's Malacology collection. This collection, which houses more than 10 million specimens, is the oldest mollusk collection in the United States and the third largest collection in the world. Tours are held 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. Register at the Philadelphia Shell Club table.

Competitive Shell Displays - Dozens of serious collectors and amateur scientists compete for prizes with beautiful and informative displays on mollusks from around the world.

Cultured Pearls - Local jeweler Coronation Cultured Pearls will display different types of pearls and pearl jewelry: Saturday Only.

Free Shells - Free shells for the kids from the Academy's Malacology Department.

Sponsored by the Philadelphia Shell Club
and the Academy of Natural Sciences.

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