Designs from the Deep: The Architecture of the Shell at Channel Islands Maritime Museum

site arial, viagra order sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>New Channel Islands Maritime Museum Exhibition Opening October 10, sick 2016

Opening October 10, 2016 and running through January 1, 2017, the Channel Islands Maritime Museum presents the exhibition Designs from the Deep: The Architecture of the Shell. Visitors will explore the science of shells, the tiny architects that reside within, and the differences that make each shell so unique and spectacular. The exhibit will feature thousands of stunning shells from around the world, selected from the private collection of local collector Catherine Wiggins. To many people, seashells are keepsakes from a vacation or from a fun day at the beach.  Designs from the Deep: The Architecture of the Shell aims to expand the awareness of beachcombers and shell enthusiasts who encounter these beautiful objects, and help them consider more substantially the creatures that resided within the shells, and the science that went into creating these exquisite homes.

The collection presented here is one person’s culmination of over 50 years of diving, snorkeling and climbing over rocks to gather these amazing gifts from nature. Every shell serves as a memory–a lifeline of experiences dear to the heart of shell collector, Catherine Wiggins.

The Designs from the Deep: The Architecture of the Shell opening reception will be held on Thursday, October 27 from 5-7 p.m. Open to the public: members free and non-members $7.

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is open daily from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Located in Oxnard’s Channel Islands Harbor at 3900 Bluefin Circle. Explore galleries full of rare and beautiful maritime paintings dating back to the 1600’s, more than sixty world-class models of historic ships, rotating thematic fine arts exhibitions, and interactive exhibits that encourage visitors to expand their horizons about everything maritime. Museum entry is $7 adults, $5 seniors/students/active military, $3 children (ages 6-17), and free for members and children under 6. Info:  or (805) 984-6260.

Channel Islands Maritime Museum

3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard CA 93035

Tel: (805) 984-6260   Fax: 805.984.5970

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