This is the home page of the Boston Malacological Club, also known as the
Boston Mal Club. We're a not-for-profit, all-volunteer group, and the
second-oldest shell club in the United States. Our charter is to promote
the study of land, freshwater, and marine mollusks, related creatures and
their environments. The Club participates in basic research (through
field trips in Massachusetts and the rest of New England), welcomes guests
to its monthly meetings, and sponsors educational programs such as shell shows.
The Boston Malacological Club promotes responsible shell collecting in
accordance with the Conchologists of America's
The Boston Malacological Club welcomes new members from all backgrounds.
Our current roster includes professional malacologists, advanced and beginning
shell collectors, students in marine biology and ecology, artists who love
the form and color of seashells, and more. If you're interested in malacology
(the study of living mollusks) or conchology (the study of mollusk shells) then
then the Boston Mal Club welcomes you!