The San Diego Shell club is a non-profit organization that promotes education and scientific study of Mollusca and other marine life to further their conservation through lectures, club meetings and field trips.
Members received the Club’s quarterly publication The Festivus and may participate in club projects and field trips, often donating time as associates to various museums as well as guest lecturers at schools, dive clubs and other organizations.
Regular Club Meetings
Club meetings are held either on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in Room 104, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego or on the third Saturday of each month at 12:00 p.m. at one of our member’s homes except in April, September and December. Please check our “Events” page to confirm the location and time of each meeting. Click for Map and Directions
Each year the Club hosts a number of events: Shell Auctions in April and November, an exhibition at the San Diego County Fair in June, a Shell Bazaar in July, hosting the West Coast Shell Show in August, an End-of-the-Summer party in September, and a Holiday Party in December. Please see our Events page for these and other events.
The Festivus is published quarterly and contains articles that are peer reviewed by our volunteer Scientific Review Board, which are of a scientific nature, including the description of new taxa, as well as articles of general interest to malacologists, conchologists, and shell collectors.