"Designs from the Deep" Exhibit at Channel Islands Maritime Museum 10/10/16 to 1/1/17

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 Catherine Wiggin.  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 in to creating these exquisite homes.

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

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum NEW hours are Thursday to Monday from 11-5pm. 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.

NEW Museum entry is $7 adults, $5 seniors, $3 children (ages 6-17), and free for members and children under 6. Third Thursday of the month is free.

 Info: cimmvc.org or (805) 984-6260.