The San Diego Shell Club was founded in 1961 as a non-profit organization for educational and scientific purposes. More particularly to enjoy and promote the study and conservation of Mollusca, and associated marine life through lectures, club meetings and field trips. Our membership is diverse and includes beginning collectors, amateurs, scientists, divers, underwater photographers and dealers.

About Us

About Us

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.

Membership

Membership

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

Regular Club Meetings

Club meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in Room 104, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego except in April, September and December. Click for Map and Directions

Events

Events

Each year the Club hosts a number of events: a Shell Auction in April, a Shell Bazaar in June, a Shell Show and Sale 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.

Festivus

Festivus

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.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in The San Diego Shell Club and we hope to see you at our meetings and events. For new memberships or renewals, please use our Membership page. For all other inquiries, please contact us using our Contact page.