This private shell collection is the largest in South East Florida having nearly 10,000 “museum quality” shells. These beautiful shells were collected over a forty year period by a husband and wife team, Albert and Ann Becker. In 2002 the entire world class collection was dontated to the Sandoway Discovery Center from the Linda Becker Dean Family. After Linda’s inheritance of the collection from her aunt and uncle, the family wanted to find the right home for the precious shells. After much research and planning, they chose Sandoway Discovery Center to preserve the collection in its entirety. The center currently has over 3,000 of the 10,000 shells on display.