The Seashell Museum (& Sea Debris Shop)

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The Seashell Museum is a private and careful curated collection of seashells by Naomi Black, a Rocky Point local.

History & Accomplishments

In the summer of 2017, Russ and Naomi Black decided to build the Seashell Museum next to Naomi's shop called Sea Debris which opened in January of 2018. To date, the museum has been voted the #1 museum to visit in the State of Sonora by Trip Advisor.

It has received over 3,500 visitors from Australia, Belarus, Canada, Chile, Germany, Philippines, Mexico (10 states), & the United Sates (25 states). This is a museum that the whole family can enjoy. Additionally, there is no admission charge to enter.

You will find a 32 page coloring book for sale named “A Special Seashell Sunday” that created by Naomi created the story. With illustrations by Tina Green, it's very educational and engaging for children. The cost is $15.00 USD and shipping is free in the US. Your children will love this!

What's at the Seashell Museum?

At the museum you will find a collection of seashells that are native to the Sea of Cortez, found around the Puerto Peñasco area. They are all labeled with names and information on the size and origin.

There is a 24” x 36” Seashell Identifier Poster by Naomi in collaboration with In Focus Photography (Manny Sanchez) for sale. It provides information on all the local shells! It's available in the museum or on the website for $25.00 USD. This is a great thing to buy to remember your trip to Rocky Point and look for the various shells when you walk along the beach.

Hours of Operation

This museum is open seasonally to the public. This is typically from October-May. They are only open on Fridays from 10AM-5PM. However, if you can't visit on a Friday, you can make an appointment for another day via email. During the off season from June-September, the museum is closed to the public. Even so, you can also email to set an appointment.

Sea Debris Shop

Next door is Sea Debris which has one of a kind art, clothing and bags as well as many other gift items all created by Naomi. She has apparel for the whole family that you will love to wear. You can also find her creations at the Mermaid Market which is held the 1st and 3rd Saturday from October to the end of May. 

She can also do custom orders, such as dresses using tee shirts from local bars and recycled denim jackets. On the website, you may see some of the many small hanging signs with quotes on them. In addition, she carries a line of jewelry that combines sea glass found in the Rocky Point area.

Getting There

The Seashell Museum and Sea Debris are located on Calle Ramon Figueroa #375. Take Constitution north to Ramon Figueroa (1 block before Samuel Ocana) and make a left. You can also find the museum via Maps or using a helpful map infographic on their website.

Local Tips

  • Though the museum is only open on Fridays, you can email them to see if there's availability to visit on another day.
  • Open to the public from October-May. However, in June-September you can email to make an appointment.


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