In 1987 it became the Shell Museum. On the ground floor you can learn more about the ecology of molluscs (slugs and snails). Various living molluscs and other small marine animals may be viewed as well. A life-sized model of a giant squid is also displayed.
The Mollusc and Man exhibition portrays the history of the human use of molluscs. A touch tank and other in the aquarium enable visitors and school groups to actively learn about marine animals along South Africa’s shoreline.
The upper level boasts a collection of terrestrial, fresh water and marine shells from all over the world and holds the largest South African display of shells. On this level there is also a whale and dolphin exhibit and a life-size model of a Great White Shark that weighed 476 kg.
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